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Introducing the Alert Macro: Confluence’s most attention-grabbing macro yet

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As a Confluence user, creating, customising and sharing content is likely an everyday activity. Whether it’s writing a strategic plan, documenting processes or storing sensitive information, having a way to provide the reader with some helpful context on the topic is critical to improve relevance and aid understanding.

That’s where our new Alert Macro comes in….

So what is this Alert Macro?

The Alert Macro is a brand new feature for Content Formatting Macros for Confluence Cloud and it demands attention. It allows users to create and display highly customisable visual alerts as dismissible pop-ups. This gives users a more efficient way to communicate the current statuses of Confluence pages and provides more context to any reader visiting that page. Take a look at the features and benefits you can expect from the new Alert Macro:

Seven fantastic templates to get you started!

The Alert Macro comes with built-in pre-made illustrations and messaging that communicates the following on a Confluence page:

  • Work in progress (WiP)
  • Warning
  • Success
  • Sensitive
  • Info
  • Outdated
  • Error
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Custom alerts

While all of our templates mentioned above are customisable, the custom alert feature lets you build fresh new alert types via the image uploader so you can have a more personalised message pop up on the page.

How the Alert Macro can help your teams thrive

Our latest Confluence macro gives users a great way to communicate important messages and statuses of any content on Confluence Cloud pages. It’s easy to set up and it's practically impossible for readers to miss. Importantly, it makes Confluence even more user-friendly, helping individuals to work together at pace. Here's how the Alert Macro delivers value and help your teams thrive:

Instant communication and improved efficiency 

With its in-built collaboration tools including comments, likes and real-time editing, Confluence is already a step ahead when it comes to enabling teams to work together efficiently and remotely.

However, issues and breakdowns in communication can arise when content is shared outside your immediate working group. For example, you may have a reader “watching” the page or it's shared with a third party without your knowledge. As the creator it’s important to communicate the status of that page or content to anyone that comes across it, rather than the reader having to make assumptions (in most cases wrongly), reach out via other channels or misunderstand. 

The Alert Macro gives you a solution that will prevent those types of miscommunication.

Creative collaboration for better engagement

With the Alert Macro, you have the power to influence engagement right at your fingertips. Our pre-made templates are designed to be highly visual, fun and informative. You can also flex your creative prowess by creating your own or combining pre-made templates with our other macros. For example, the Success pop-up template can be used in conjunction with our Progress Bar Macro to display a “Success” message at the end of a documented process in Confluence Cloud.

Get started with the Alert Macro

Now that you’ve seen the value our new Alert Macro has to offer, why not give it a try and experience it first hand? To install Content Formatting Macros for Confluence Cloud, head over to our Atlassian Marketplace listing and start your free trial. 

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