IM Presence Macro

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The IM Presence macro indicates graphically when a contact is signed into an Instant Messaging (IM) service. The IM Presence macro appears as a small icon on the page.

Using the IM Presence Macro

To add the IM Presence macro to a page:

  1. In the Confluence editor, choose Insert > Other Macros
  2. Find and select the required macro

Speeding up macro entry with autocomplete: Type { and the beginning of the macro name, to see a list of suggested macros. Details are in Autocomplete for links, files, macros and mentions.

To edit an existing macro: Click the macro placeholder and choose Edit. A macro dialog window will open, where you can edit the parameters of the macro.


Parameters are options that you can set to control the content or format of the macro output. Where the parameter name used in Confluence storage format or wikimarkup is different to the label used in the macro browser, it will be listed below in brackets (example).



User ID/Screen NameIdentify the user by their ID, account name or screen name.

aim – AOL Instant Messenger

gtalk – Google Talk

icq – ICQ

jabber – Jabber

msn – MSN Instant Messenger

sametime – IBM Lotus Sametime

skype – Skype. Note: Skype requires 'Show my status on the web' to be checked under 'Privacy' preferences

skypeme – Skype

wildfire – Openfire Server

yahoo – Yahoo! Messenger

Show User ID

Shows or hides the User ID of the contact.

Code examples

The following examples are provided for advanced users who want to inspect or edit the underlying markup for a Confluence page. 

Macro name: im

Macro body: None.

Storage format example

<ac:structured-macro ac:name="im">
  <ac:parameter ac:name="showid">false</ac:parameter>
  <ac:parameter ac:name="service">skype</ac:parameter>
  <ac:parameter ac:name="">MySkypeName</ac:parameter>

Wiki markup example

Last modified on Dec 2, 2015

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