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Introducing Smart Links for Dropbox in Jira Cloud and Confluence Cloud

✓ Files in a Slash

✓ The Smartest Links



Files in a Slash

It is common knowledge that even a few clicks can disrupt your flow, whether you are writing a comment, a page or a post. For this reason, Atlassian has been adding new slash commands to help you insert the right content at the right time. Now by simply typing /dropbox in the editor, you can quickly find and insert files from dropbox without leaving your writing flow. Add an important image, document, video, presentation and more to give your Jira topic descriptions and comments, as well as the Confluence pages and comments, the missing context.


Unformatted links make a page or comment look messy, and hyperlinks can obscure important relationships about where the link leads. With our new Smart Link experience, the Dropbox slash command, files are automatically inserted as inline links. This gives you and your team a nicely formatted link that indicates that the link is from Dropbox and contains the title of the file.

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Perhaps you would like to provide more context to the dropbox file you have inserted? Just switch from your Smart Link view to a map link to see more details, a thumbnail preview of the content, some metadata, and buttons to perform actions. For a full preview of the file, click the Preview button on the map link to open an embedded preview. Here you can view the entire file as if you were viewing and interacting with it directly in Dropbox!


It is known that inserting and displaying links is a very frequently used function of the editor. Hopefully, this will help you and your team to move the work forward without having to switch the context between Jira and Dropbox.