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"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."




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?

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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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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.

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

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I'm curious if anyone's tried to resolve this using InProduct Tranlsation Add-On... 

I tried this, and it actually seems to work just fine (for Confluence 6.15.9). The only thing is, the addon hasn't been updated since 2016 and I'm afraid that it'll break at some point.

I couldn't find any way to contact the creator of it either.

Davin Studer Community Leader Jun 30, 2020

The InProduct Translation used to work great. We just upgraded to 7.5.2 and it no longer works in our test environment. I've not tried it in prod yet, but my hunch is we will need to find another solution going forward.

Oof that's too bad. Thanks for your reply!

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.

This change is awful! Also, getting to your "saved for later" is buried under sections. It's amazing how terrible the Confluence/Jira experience is considering it's a tool for making "good" products.

I agree with the above.  If I have to resort to a Google search to figure out "what happened to favorites in Confluence" then something is really broken.  Also the "Favorite" icon still shows a tooltip of "Favorites" not "Save for later", so...

same for me. that's horrible

I'm also not a fan of the verbiage. Favorites makes more sense. 

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