The new editor has loads of great improvements, and we redesigned other features to:

  • Support more use cases

  • Solve deeper problems

  • Make them easier to master

The new editor has many features you’ll recognize, and we’re working to add more new features. However, not all features that were in the legacy editor will be in the new editor. We'll evaluate features on a case-by-case basis to decide if some of the discontinued features from the legacy editor will be brought into the new experience. 

Keep in mind that you'll have the option to continue to create pages in the legacy editor.  However, there are some downsides to continuing to use the legacy editor:

  • No bugs fixed in the legacy editor unless it's a major incident

  • No enhancements made to the legacy editor


All new features and enhancements are made to the the new editor.


If you have a Confluence instance full of pages created using the legacy editor, you have the option to convert those pages to the new editor. We won’t be converting your pages for you because we know that you know your content best and can decide when it’s the best time to convert your content.

Since there are some differences in the capabilities available in the legacy editor and those in the new editor, we want to make it abundantly clear what will happen to your content when you convert a page.

Our goal is to allow you to convert your pages from the legacy editor to the new editor without data loss and with little to no changes to the look and feel of the content.

When the page conversion functionality is available in your Confluence instance, you can pick and choose which pages get converted and when. You'll also have the option to preview any page before converting it. We want you to feel comfortable with the process. You'll also have the chance to restore a page to its previous, legacy editor version after conversion.


To learn more about the page conversion process, go to Converting pages to the new editor.



How do you know which editor a page uses?

When you edit a page, you can scan the toolbar for visual indicators like the text color picker or the emoji icon.  Also, the location of the Publish and Close buttons were consolidated at the top right of the new editor.

Legacy editor

New editor

Feature comparison

The new editor has loads of great improvements. When improvements are made, you replace things and get rid of others. Many familiar features are available in the new editor, some are being worked on, and others won't be available.

This table compares the features of both editors. If a feature is planned for the new editor, you'll find our short- and long-term plan for it as well as any Confluence Cloud Support requests we are already tracking.

FeatureLegacy editorNew editorWill it be available in the new editor?Track the backlog
Alignment(tick)(tick)

AVAILABLE


Alt text(tick)

(tick)

AVAILABLE

CONFCLOUD-68350 - Getting issue details... STATUS

Anchor macro(tick)

(error)

links to headings are natively available - no macro needed!

NO PLAN

CONFCLOUD-66773 - Getting issue details... STATUS

Background color(error)(error)

GATHERING INTEREST

CONFCLOUD-64708 - Getting issue details... STATUS

Breadcrumbs(tick)(tick)

AVAILABLE


Bullets(tick)(tick)

AVAILABLE


Collaborative editing(tick)(tick)

AVAILABLE


Companion app

(tick)

edit files directly on the current page or edit files by going to list of page attachments

(tick)

edit files by going to the list of page attachments page

AVAILABLE


Copy and paste layouts / drag and drop layouts(tick)(tick)

AVAILABLE


Decisions(error)(tick)

NEW EDITOR IMPROVEMENT

CONFCLOUD-62245 - Getting issue details... STATUS

Drag and drop reordering of table rows and columns(error)(error)

SHORT-TERM BACKLOG

CONFCLOUD-25847 - Getting issue details... STATUS

Drag and drop macros, text, and other content(error)(tick)

NEW EDITOR IMPROVEMENT

CONFCLOUD-58945 - Getting issue details... STATUS

Embed JIRA links as smart card with bi-directional editing(error)(tick)

NEW EDITOR FEATURE


Emojis

(tick)

20 emoticons

(tick)

hundreds of emojis

AVAILABLE


Find and replace(tick)(tick)

AVAILABLE


Full-width(tick)(tick)

AVAILABLE


Headings(tick)(tick)

AVAILABLE


Image borders(tick)(error)

SHORT-TERM BACKLOG


Image captions(tick)(error)

SHORT-TERM BACKLOG


Image effects(tick)(error)

GATHERING INTEREST

CONFCLOUD-68220 - Getting issue details... STATUS


Image annotations(tick)(error)

SHORT-TERM BACKLOG

CONFCLOUD-67122 - Getting issue details... STATUS

Image sizing

(tick)

pixels

(tick)

grid

AVAILABLE

CONFCLOUD-67554 - Getting issue details... STATUS

Image is a link(tick)

(error)

available only when converting from legacy

SHORT-TERM BACKLOG

CONFCLOUD-65640 - Getting issue details... STATUS

Indentation(tick)(tick)

AVAILABLE

CONFCLOUD-65755 - Getting issue details... STATUS

Indented task / actions(tick)(tick)

ROLLING OUT

CONFCLOUD-65755 - Getting issue details... STATUS

Inline comments on images(tick)(error)

GATHERING INTEREST

CONFCLOUD-67745 - Getting issue details... STATUS

Insert markdown

(tick)


(tick)

supports all commands except ||table||

converts when pasted

AVAILABLE

CONFCLOUD-68137 - Getting issue details... STATUS

Insert wikimarkup

(tick)

insert menu

(error)

GATHERING INTEREST

CONFCLOUD-65756 - Getting issue details... STATUS

Invite to edit(tick)(tick)

AVAILABLE


Labels(tick)(tick)

AVAILABLE


Layouts(tick)(tick)

AVAILABLE

CONFCLOUD-67648 - Getting issue details... STATUS

Link search(tick)

(tick)

only supports recents

LONG-TERM BACKLOG

CONFCLOUD-65363 - Getting issue details... STATUS

Link to attachments(tick)(error)

SHORT-TERM BACKLOG

Review this table for an alternate method

CONFCLOUD-65302 - Getting issue details... STATUS

Link to headings in anything added from the insert menu and in tables(tick)(error)

SHORT-TERM BACKLOG

CONFCLOUD-69198 - Getting issue details... STATUS

Link to stand-alone headings(tick)

(tick)

copy link when viewing page

AVAILABLE


Link to placeholder (undefined page)(tick)(error)

SHORT-TERM BACKLOG

CONFCLOUD-67129 - Getting issue details... STATUS

Link text to URL(tick)(tick)

AVAILABLE


Lists (quickly changing between numbered, bulleted, and action item)(tick)

(error)

can switch from bulleted to numbered and vice versa

GATHERING INTEREST

CONFCLOUD-67488 - Getting issue details... STATUS

Live macros (full preview in edit mode)(error)(tick)

NEW EDITOR IMPROVEMENT


Macro keyboard shortcut

(tick)

use open curly bracket, exclamation point, and open square bracket

(tick)

use slash for everything

NEW EDITOR IMPROVEMENT


Media keyboard shortcut(tick)(error)

NO PLAN

slash command is used for all

CONFCLOUD-68234 - Getting issue details... STATUS

Media picker(tick)(tick)

AVAILABLE


Media from other pages(tick)(error)

GATHERING INTEREST

CONFCLOUD-65344 - Getting issue details... STATUS

Mentions(tick)(tick)

AVAILABLE


Multiple authors(tick)(tick)

AVAILABLE


Nested bodied macros(tick)(error)

GATHERING INTEREST

CONFCLOUD-68323 - Getting issue details... STATUS

Nested expand inside tables(tick)(tick)

AVAILABLE

CONFCLOUD-66888 - Getting issue details... STATUS

Nested tables(error)(error)

GATHERING INTEREST

CONFCLOUD-58656 - Getting issue details... STATUS

Notify watchers(tick)(tick)

AVAILABLE


Preview(tick)(tick)

AVAILABLE


Publish button(tick)(tick)

AVAILABLE


Restrictions(tick)(tick)

AVAILABLE


Set location(tick)(tick)

AVAILABLE


Share(tick)(tick)

AVAILABLE


Smart links(tick)(tick)

AVAILABLE

CONFCLOUD-67610 - Getting issue details... STATUS

Sort tables edit(error)(error)

LONG-TERM BACKLOG

CONFCLOUD-29816 - Getting issue details... STATUS

Sort tables view(tick)(tick)

AVAILABLE

CONFCLOUD-64966 - Getting issue details... STATUS

Star(tick)(tick)

AVAILABLE


Sticky headers(tick)(error)

SHORT-TERM BACKLOG

CONFCLOUD-67182 - Getting issue details... STATUS

Styling(tick)(tick)

AVAILABLE


Symbols(tick)(error)

GATHERING INTEREST

symbols natively available through your OS are more comprehensive

CONFCLOUD-67811 - Getting issue details... STATUS

Table cell background color

(tick)

49 colors

(tick)

21 colors

GATHERING INTEREST

CONFCLOUD-70227 - Getting issue details... STATUS

Table types / toolbar

(tick)

responsive and fixed-width

(tick)

fixed-width, wide, and full-width

AVAILABLE

CONFCLOUD-67748 - Getting issue details... STATUS

Table / toolbar options

(tick)

page toolbar

(tick)

floating toolbar

LONG-TERM BACKLOG

CONFCLOUD-67594 - Getting issue details... STATUS

Tasks(tick)

(tick)

renamed to Action Lists

AVAILABLE


Text color

(tick)

40 colors

(tick)

21 colors

SHORT-TERM BACKLOG

CONFCLOUD-67183 - Getting issue details... STATUS

Watch(tick)(tick)

AVAILABLE


Web linked images(tick)(tick)

AVAILABLE


What did you change comment box(tick)(error)

SHORT-TERM

CONFCLOUD-65695 - Getting issue details... STATUS

Width options for elements (fixed-width, wide, and full-width)(error)(tick)

NEW EDITOR IMPROVEMENT


Wikimarkup autoformatting(error)(error)

GATHERING INTEREST

CONFCLOUD-5309 - Getting issue details... STATUS