"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"?

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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."

 

Cheers,

ENunes

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?

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.

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Aaron Boyer I'm New Here Friday

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.

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.

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