Use symbols, emojis, and special characters

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Sometimes words just aren't enough. When that's the case, use symbols, emojis, and special characters to add extra meaning and dazzle to your pages, blogs, and other Confluence content. 

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Insert symbols and special characters

When you edit a page, choose Insert > Symbol, then click a symbol to add it to your page. 

Insert emojis

When you edit a page, choose Insert > emoji, then click an emoji to add it to your page. Alternatively, you can also add emojis to your page using keyboard shortcuts. 

Keyboard shortcuts for emojis




(big grin)







(thumbs up) (thumbs down) (lightbulb) (grey lightbulb) (warning)
(y) (n) (on) (off) (!)
(star) (red star) (green star) (blue star) (star)
(*) (*r) (*g) (*b) (*y)
(tick) (error) (info) (plus) (minus)
(/) (x) (i) (+) (-)
(question) (heart) (broken heart)

(?) <3 </3

Cancel or disable emojis

Don't want your :) to turn into a (smile)? Convert your emoji back into plain text by hitting Ctrl+Z (Windows) or Cmd+Z (Mac).

You can also completely turn off (and if you want, later turn back on) keyboard shortcuts through your user profile.

  1. Choose your profile photo > Settings
  2. Choose Edit
  3. Select or deselect Enable keyboard shortcuts
  4. Submit
Last modified on Jan 8, 2019

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