This is documentation for Talk version 2.0 and above. If you are using Talk 1.x, please refer to the Getting Started with Talk 1.x page.


Talk - Inline Comments for Confluence supports insertion of talks while you are viewing Confluence pages. Now you don't need to switch to the Edit mode to start a discussion. You can add talks to the following page elements:

  • end of text paragraphs
  • images
  • section headings
  • items of numbered, bulleted and task lists
  • empty lines

View also the following sections:

To start a discussion in 'View' mode: 

1. Point to the appropriate place on your page, until the Talk  icon appears and click it.

Make sure that adding discussions is enabled in the Talk settings.

2. Enter your comment and click Save.

To mention a Confluence user in a comment, press @ and type their name.

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

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

3. After saving the talk, you will see it to the right side of your page contents.

Starting from Talk 2.4.0, Talk icons contain figures that indicate the total number of comments in Talk discussions.

4. When you want to reply to the talk, select it. The talk is highlighted yellow. Enter your reply into the text field and click Reply to post it. Icon of the talk, which you selected, also becomes highlighted, so you can easily track which element the talk is mapped to.

When you are having a discussion with someone using Talk, it is being updated in real time. And you can see new comments in this discussion right away.

5. The talk is displayed on the page until the moment you decide to resolve it. In the top right corner of the talk, locate the Resolve button and click it. Confirm your choice. The talk will be no longer displayed on the page.

Toggling Comment Sidebar

Talk - Inline Comments for Confluence 2.0 allows you to collapse or expand the sidebar with added talks. This is convenient when you need to hide all excess elements from the page and view the clean page.

You can collapse or expand the sidebar with talks in three ways:

  1. Click the button ( or ) located to the right side of your talk discussions.
  2. Deselect or select the Show comment sidebar option.
  3. Press the hotkey ] (square bracket).

Additionally, you can click the appropriate talk on the page and the sidebar will automatically expand if it was collapsed.