Clicking like on a piece of content sends the author a notification, and is useful for letting users know that you've viewed, approved of, or enjoyed a piece of content. Content that receives a large number of likes appears on the Popular tab of the Activity section in the sidebar. Some sites, especially ones that have external users, may prefer not to have likes enabled for reasons such as cross-client confidentiality. 

By default, likes are enabled, but a Confluence Administrator (see Global Permissions Overview) can disable and re-enable likes for their entire Confluence site at any time.

To enable or disable likes:

  1. Select (Settings) in the Confluence navigation
  2. Select Further Configuration in the left-hand panel
  3. Choose Edit
  4. Select or deselect the Enable Likes checkbox
  5. Choose Save