robotsnoindex

Sometimes words just aren't enough. When that's the case, use symbols, emojis, and special characters to add extra meaning and dazzle to your pages, blogs, and other Confluence content. 

Pages in your site may use the new editor or the legacy editor. This page explains how to use both editors.

Use these links to jump to the section detailing the editor you use:


Which editor does your page use

When you edit a page, you can look over the toolbar for visual indicators, like the differences between the text color pickers or the inclusion of an emoji icon in the new editor toolbar. You'll also notice that the Publish and Close buttons were moved to the top right in the new editor.

New editor

Legacy editor

New editor

This section provides the details for inserting emojis using the new editor.

tip/resting Created with Sketch.

Symbols and special characters were removed from the new editor. Use your operating systems's symbols as those are more comprehensive.


Insert emojis

When you edit a page, choose the emoji item in the toolbar, then click an emoji to add it to your page. Alternatively, you can also add emojis to your page using keyboard shortcuts. 

Add your own emoji

You can upload your own emojis through the emoji insert tool.  Image file types must be a JPG, PNG, or GIF and can't be larger than 1MB.  Regardless of the original file's dimensions, the emoji created will be 20 pixels by 20 pixels.

  1. Click the emoji item in the toolbar
  2. Click Add your own emoji
  3. Enter a name for the emoji
  4. Click Choose file
  5. Browse for and select the file
  6. Click Open

Cancel or disable emojis

Don't want your :) to turn into a (smile)? Convert your emoji back into plain text by hitting Ctrl+Z (Windows) or command+Z (Mac).

You can also completely turn off (and if you want, later turn back on) keyboard shortcuts through your user profile.

  1. Choose your profile photo > Settings
  2. Click Edit
  3. Select or deselect Enable in the Keyboard Shortcuts section
  4. Submit



Site administrators can manage and delete custom emojis using https://[yourdomain].atlassian.net/admin/emoji.



Legacy editor

This section provides the details for using symbols, emojis, and special characters in the legacy editor.

Insert symbols and special characters

When you edit a page, choose Insert > Symbol, then click a symbol to add it to your page. 


Insert emojis

When you edit a page, choose Insert > emoji, then click an emoji to add it to your page. Alternatively, you can also add emojis to your page using keyboard shortcuts. 

Keyboard shortcuts for emojis

(smile)

(sad)

(tongue)

(big grin)

(wink)

:)

:(

:P

:D

;)

(thumbs up)(thumbs down)(lightbulb)(grey lightbulb)(warning)
(y)(n)(on)(off)(!)
(star)(red star)(green star)(blue star)(star)
(*)(*r)(*g)(*b)(*y)
(tick)(error)(info)(plus)(minus)
(/)(x)(i)(+)(-)
(question)(heart)(broken heart)

(?)<3</3


Cancel or disable emojis

Don't want your :) to turn into a (smile)? Convert your emoji back into plain text by hitting Ctrl+Z (Windows) or Cmd+Z (Mac).

You can also completely turn off (and if you want, later turn back on) keyboard shortcuts through your user profile.

  1. Choose your profile photo > Settings
  2. Choose Edit
  3. Select or deselect Enable keyboard shortcuts
  4. Submit