This content applies to the legacy editor and the new editor.


Collaboration doesn't just happen on pages. Often you'll need to collaborate with your team on documents, presentations, images, and spreadsheets. Whether it's mockups for a new marketing campaign or a full project plan, you can simplify your team's feedback loop by working together on files in Confluence. 

Share a file

Share the file directly with your team just like you'd share a page.

To share a file:

  1. Click •••  > Attachments when viewing the page.
  2. Click View at the right of the file name to preview the file.
  3. Click Share.

  4. Add an email address, user name, or group name, write your message, and click Share.

Your team members will get an email with your message and a link to view the file.


Comment on a file

Whether it's an image – like a mockup of the new marketing campaign that needs feedback – a PDF, a presentation, or any other file you can preview in Confluence, just drop a pin anywhere on the preview and add your comment to start a conversation.


  1. Comment on the file - Drag a pin onto the file to comment. Drag more pins to make more comments.
  2. See resolved comments - Choose the More Actions button to show or hide resolved comments. 


To comment on a file:

  1. Click •••  > Attachments when viewing the page.
  2. Click View at the right of the file name to preview the file.
  3. Drag the pin icon from the bottom of the preview and drop it where you want to comment.
  4. Add your comment and click Save.

Pinned comments work just like inline comments on pages. You can use @mentions and links, and you can drop as many pins as you need. Anyone with permission to add comments to the page can add and reply to comments on a file.

When you preview a file, you'll see pins for any existing comments. Select a pin to view the comment.

Once the conversation is finished, you can resolve the comment to hide it (and any replies) from view. If you need to see resolved comments again, select  > Resolved comments from the preview to reopen them.

You can't comment on files that linked from other webpages or files that can't be previewed (such as videos and zip files).

Edit a file

You can edit some files directly in Confluence. For more information and a list of supported file types and applications, see Edit files.  


Last modified on Feb 13, 2020