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This documentation is intended for Confluence developers who want to ensure that their existing plugins and apps are compatible with Confluence 8.4.

Watch this page to find out when a new milestone is available and what’s changed. We will publish formal release notes once we release a beta.

Latest milestones

30 June 2023



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Planned changes

In this section we'll provide an overview of the changes we intend to make, so you can start thinking how it might impact your app. We'll indicate when a change has been implemented, and in which milestone. 

New multi-space search reindexing

Status: DONE

Admins will be able to reindex a single space or multiple spaces from the Confluence admin console if they experience a content issues with search. Currently, admins can only run a full site reindex which can take several hours to rebuild and propagate to other cluster nodes. This new functionality will be faster and give admins greater flexibility when fixing search indexes.

Documentation on this feature will be made available shortly.

Manage custom emojis

Status: DONE

In Confluence 8.3, we added a dark feature allowing users to upload and use their own emojis. In Confluence 8.4, we plan remove the dark flag on this feature and make it readily available. We will also give admins the ability to delete uploaded emojis and disable custom emoji upload for users.

Learn more about managing emojis

More user management REST APIs

Status: DONE

Continuing our work started in Confluence 8.2, we will add more user management REST APIs for admins to perform the following operations:

  • change your own password
  • change a user’s password

  • add a new user with a given password

  • retrieve all users (including inactive)

This will support automation and the scripting tasks in bulk.

See the developer REST API documentation to test the new methods.

Improvements and bug fixes for copying spaces

Status: DONE

In Confluence 8.3 we bundled and improved the Copy Space app (see Confluence 8.3 Release Notes for more info). Continuing this work, Confluence 8.4 will contain usability improvements and bug fixes to the app, including translation fixes and a progress page that persists after you navigate away.

Learn more about copying a space

Vertical text alignment in tables

Status: DONE

We will introduce vertical text alignment for tables, allowing users to move content to the top, center or bottom of a table cell. Currently, you can only horizontally align content (left, center, right) in table cells. 

Selenium 3 upgrade


We plan to upgrade the version of Selenium provided by Confluence in 8.5 from Selenium 2 to Selenium 3. If your app has tests that use the version of Selenium currently provided by Confluence, then it's possible that some of your tests may break when you update your app to use Confluence 8.5.

Since Confluence 8.2.0, we have provided an additional and optional test module that uses Selenium 3 for you to test your apps ahead of time. Find instructions on how to use this test module and other upgrade guidance in our Selenium 3 upgrade guide.

Implemented changes

In this section we'll provide details of changes we have implemented, organised by the milestone they are first available in. This will help you decide which milestone to use when testing.

RC 2 – 30 June 2023

Milestone 8.4.0-rc2


  • Minor bug fixes

RC 1 – 26 June 2023

Milestone 8.4.0-rc1


  • Bug fixes

Beta – 19 June 2023

Milestone 8.4.0-beta1


  • copy space minor bug fixes and improvements
  • vertical table cell alignment
  • multispace reindexing
  • new user management API endpoints

EAP 3 – 13 June 2023

Milestone 8.4.0-m48


  • Bug fixes

EAP 2 – 5 June 2023

Milestone 8.4.0-m22


  • Bug fixes

EAP 1 – 30 May 2023

Milestone 8.4.0-m21


  • Minor bug fixes

Looking for updated documentation? Check out the Confluence EAP space for the latest docs.

Did you know we’ve got a new developer community? Head to to check it out! We’ll be posting in the announcements category if when new EAP releases are available.

Last modified on Jul 18, 2023

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