User Status Updates

Status Updates are going away in Confluence 5.9.
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You can set your 'user status' to let other Confluence users know what you're thinking about right now, or to broadcast any other short message (as long as it's less than 140 characters). Other users can see your status in recent activity stream on the dashboard, or on their  network page if they're following you in Confluence.

Your current status message appears on the profile popup that appears when people hover over your username or profile photo in Confluence.

Setting or updating your status

To set or update your status:

  1. Choose your profile picture at top right of the screen, then choose Update Status (the 'What are you working on' dialog will open)
  2. Enter a short message (140 characters maximum)
  3. Choose Update 

  Mention another person in your status update

You can include another person's Confluence username in your status update, using square brackets and the tilde sign in the format [~username]. Confluence will send that person an email message with your status update.

Note: Mentions in status updates don't appear as notifications in the Confluence workbox.

Viewing status updates

Your 'Status Updates' view shows a history your status updates. To view your status updates, choose your profile picture at top right of the screen, then choose Status Updates. View another user's status by going to their profile.

You can also clear your latest status update, or delete older updates from this view.

Enabling and disabling status updates

The status update functionality is provided by a plugin called 'User Status'. To remove the status updates functionality from your site, you can disable the plugin.

You can also set the Confluence site permissions to determine which users can use status updates. By default, users will not have permission to use this feature. See Global Permissions Overview.

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