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In Edit mode, talks can be added anywhere on Confluence pages, including in the middle of the sentence.  

Via Insert menu

Talk Inline Comments

  1. Open the page on which you want to start a discussion and switch to the Edit mode.

  2. Click where you want to add an inline comment.

  3. Select Talk from the Insert menu, or use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Alt+D.

  4. Enter your comment and click Save. You will see the Talk icon  next to the commented part, and your comment will be displayed to the right of the page content.

    Instead of clicking Save, you can use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Enter.

    If you want to mention someone, type @ and start typing their name. Choose the person you want to mention from the list of suggestions. That user will become the the watcher of this page and will be receiving notifications when new talks are created or new replies are added on this page.

    To insert links to other Confluence pages in a comment, press [ and type a page name or paste a page URL to a comment. Learn more about adding links in comments.

    You can use wiki markup to format the entered text, please see this page for more info.

  5. Save your page. A timestamped comment is now posted on the page and is visible to other Confluence users who can access this page and have permissions to view the discussion (more about Managing Permissions).

    All users mentioned in a comment will get both a Workbox and an email notification about a new discussion. You will get Workbox and email notifications about new comments posted in the discussion, if the Autowatch option is enabled in your Confluence user profile.

Talk Suggestions

To add a suggestion while editing a page:

  1. Select the text you want to suggest to change.
  2. Clickon the toolbar and choose Talk Suggestion.
  3. Type your sugestion in the input and Save.
  4. Your suggestion will be shown on the sidebar – both while viewing and editing the page.

Keyboard Shortcuts

You can use keyboard shortcuts in the editor:

  • Ctrl+Alt+C – add a Talk inline comment in the editor
  • Ctrl+Alt+S – add a Talk suggestion in the editor

Using autocomplete

You can use autocomplete to add Talk inline comments in Edit mode.

  1. Click where you want to add a comment, type {talk and select Talk from the list of suggestions.

  2. In the opened Insert Talk Macro dialog window, enter your comment in the Comment field.

  3. Click Insert.

    Instead of clicking Insert, you can use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Enter.

  4. Save your page.

Via button in the editor toolbar 

This option is disabled by default. To enable it:

  1. Go to Confluence Administration> Manage add-ons and locate Talk - Advanced Comments for Confluence.
  2. Expand the list of add-on modules.
  3. Enable Talk Editor Insert Button module.
  1. Once this option is enabled, open the page on which you want to start a discussion and switch to the Edit mode.
  2. Click where you want to add an inline comment.

  3. Click  in the editor toolbar.

  4. Enter your comment and click Save.

  5. Save the page.
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