Using Confluence on a Mobile Device

This page is about Confluence mobile web. If you're a Confluence Cloud customer, head over to our Cloud documentation to find out about the Confluence iOS app.

When you access a Confluence page on a mobile device, Confluence will display an optimised version of the page. Confluence chooses the mobile or desktop interface based on your device.

On your supported mobile device, you can:

  • View the Confluence dashboard, pages, blog posts, and user profiles.
  • Add or reply to a comment on a page or blog post.
  • Like a page, blog post or comment.
  • Watch a page or blog post.
  • See your notifications and tasks.

You cannot add or edit pages or blog posts, or edit existing comments, using the mobile interface.

The dashboard – the first thing you see

Screenshot: The dashboard in Confluence mobile

Choose a tab to see:

  • Popular content – what people like in your wiki.
  • Recent blogs – the latest blog posts.
  • Network – updates by people in your network.

Tap the links to view the full content of a page, blog post or comment.

Searching for content and people

Tap the menu icon  to open the menu panel on the left of the page. Then type text or a person's name in the Search box. The mobile interface offers the quick navigation search, which returns matches on page title only. (See Searching Confluence.) To use the full search, switch to desktop mode.

Screenshot: The menu in Confluence mobile

Viewing pages, blog posts and comments

Tap a link on the dashboard or on any other page. Confluence will display the linked page, blog post or comment.

You can:

  • View the content, tap a link to move to another page, and interact with the page using the standard functionality supported by mobile browsers.
  • Like or unlike a page, blog post or comment.
  • Watch or stop watching a page or blog post.
  • Add or reply to a comment. 

Viewing people's profiles

Search for a person's name, then view that person's user profile. Tap the options to phone, SMS or email a colleague directly from your mobile device.

Following up on notifications

You can view and respond to your notifications on your phone or other mobile device. Tap the menu icon  to open the menu panel on the left of the page. Choose Notifications, and tap a notification to see its details. You can reply, watch or like via the inline actions. Tap Open to open the page or blog post in a new page. For full details, see Managing Notifications in Confluence.

Screenshot: Notifications in Confluence mobile

Viewing tasks

You can view and manage your tasks on your phone or other mobile device too. Tap the menu icon  to open the menu panel on the left of the page. Choose Tasks then tap a task to see its details. 

Screenshot: Tasks in Confluence mobile

More things you may need to know

Some macros may not appear

Confluence macros are not yet fully supported in Confluence mobile. If you view a page that contains an unsupported macro, you will see a message inviting you to click through to the desktop version of the page.

Screenshot: Macro not rendered in Confluence mobile

You can swap from mobile to standard Confluence and back again

You can swap from the mobile view to the standard view of a page at any time. Choose the menu icon  then choose Switch to desktop version.

You can also swap from the desktop view to the mobile view, if you are on a mobile device. Choose the option Switch to Confluence Mobile at the top of the window.

Administrators can disable Confluence mobile on your site

The mobile functionality is provided by a plugin called the 'Confluence Mobile Plugin'. To remove the functionality from your site, you can disable the plugin.

Native Confluence mobile app

The Confluence iOS app is available for Confluence Cloud sites only. It cannot be used with Confluence Server.

You can access Confluence Server on any device using a browser. Confluence will detect your device's size and switch to the mobile web version when necessary.

See Supported Platforms for supported mobile browsers.

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