"Favorites" recently changed to "Saved for Later", confusing my users...

"Favorites" recently changed to "Saved for Later" and is confusing my users because Favorites makes more sense for favoriting/bookmarking frequently visited content. "Saved for Later" is more like a document draft. How can we change it back to "Favorites"?

2 answers

1 accepted

3 votes
Accepted answer

Hi Bryan,

The 'Favorites' title has changed to 'Save for Later' in the latest Cloud releases because it's actually changed the feature meaning itself, since this is now used to save pages that you do not have time to review at that specific moment, as stated in this KB article:

"Saving pages for later helps you access them quickly from the dashboard or from your profile.

No time to read that page now?  No problem, hit Save for later and it'll be waiting for you on the dashboard when you have more time.   It's also a great place to store those pages that you use on a day to day basis.

Save for later was previously called Favourites."




The 5.10 Upgrade Notes states:

We've renamed the Favorite pages feature to Saved for later. This is just a name change; the essential behavior of this feature hasn't changed.

People using "Favorites" to bookmark pages they are interested can't relate to this change of wording. Can you change it back please?

Like 1 person likes this

Just encountered this.  "Save for later" makes no sense.  Favorite and Bookmark are industry terms that have been used for decades and are clear, concise, and globally understood.  Save For Later terminology seems like a draft.  Why not use the industry standard and historical (to confluence) term?  I downvote this change.

Like 2 people like this

I agree, downvote this to oblivion. I just spent way too much time looking for how to view favorites when it was "save for later" the whole time. Frustrating.

Like 1 person likes this

Ditto. I was looking for Favorites and couldn't believe I was supposed to use the Save for Later button. It makes no sense.

Like 1 person likes this

In the german translation it is even more confusing: The link to "Save for later" is still translated as "Favorit", but the profile-link "Saved for later" is translated as "Gespeichert für später".

German users have no chance to understand that both entries refer to the same concept.

Atlassian should work on their i18n efforts before light-heartedly changing widely accepted terms and then translating them only in part.

And yes, I second what many said before: "saved for later" is evoking the idea of a "list of drafts". It was a poor change in the first place.

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Community showcase
Posted Feb 06, 2019 in Confluence

Try out the new editing experience

Hi team, I’m Avinoam, a product manager on Confluence Cloud, and today I’m really excited to let the Community know that all customers can now try out the new editing experience and see some of the ...

979 views 51 8
Join discussion

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you