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I am trying to add a web link, to an existing confluence page. Whenever I click on publish, the link saves as a plain text. 

I have some more links on the same page, but they work just fine. I thought it has something to do with the character length, but the links with more characters save just fine. 

Link that does not work has 273 characters

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Hello Chaitanya,

Thank you for bringing this up to us.

I found a similar bug here:

  • CONFCLOUD-65020 No error message when adding a Space Shortcut with link longer than 255 characters

Therefore, I have created the following feature request:

If you vote on the request, you will receive updates going forward on any progress.

Unfortunately there's no workaround at this time, so I would recommend that you generate a short URL using a service such as or

Let me know if you have any questions.



Hi @Shannon Spaniol,

as I try to use weblink to provide a mail template for some documented steps with mailto: incl. subject cc and also a defined body the 255 characters are really a bit short.

Is there an other - maybe better way - to do this aside using weblink and mailto?



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