Why is the space sidebar not showing in mobile?

When viewing on a tablet or mobile device, the mobile version of our confluence site appears, but it's missing the space sidebar which allows users to navigate our space. How do I have the space sidebar appear for mobile users? Also is there a best practice for using a space sidebar for mobile users? Should we set this up so that there isn't a space sidebar and customize the mobile menu instead?

We are currently using Confluence 5.7. Is this resolved in updated versions?



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I've the exactly same problem.

Once I use mobile version I can't navigate at all through Spaces/Pages.

Thanks for rising this question.

Hi Michelle,

The space sidebar isn't shown in the mobile app, presumably because it takes up a lot of space. The aim of the mobile app is to allow you to view tasks, notifications and updates, not to edit or add pages (at the moment, at least).

If you want to see the traditional view, including the space bar, you can switch to the desktop version - see here for instructions (right at the top of the page): https://confluence.atlassian.com/doc/confluence-mobile-284365706.html

(I'm guessing you're not on the Cloud version as you haven't included that tag in your questions.  Details about that, including the iOS and ANdroid apps, is here for anyone else that needs it: https://confluence.atlassian.com/confcloud/confluence-mobile-724764728.html)

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