Embedding Whimsical files in Jira & Confluence by Atlassian

Need to embed a Whimsical file in Jira, or Confluence? Read on to find out how 👇

Jira

When editing a card in Jira, type “/link” then paste a shareable link to your Whimsical file:

If you're unsure how to find a shareable link, check out this article. 👍

Your link will appear with the file name and icon. Click on the icon and select ”Embed”:

And that’s it! Save the card description and you’ll see your Whimsical file.

Confluence

Embedding files in Confluence works exactly the same as in Jira. 👌

When editing a page in Confluence, type “/link” then paste a shareable link to your Whimsical file:

If you're unsure how to find a shareable link, check out this article. 👍

Your link will appear with the file name and icon. Click on the icon and select ”Embed”:

And that’s it! Save the page and you’ll see your Whimsical file.

Pro tip: To embed a specific section of a board, check the box to “include board position” when you copy your link from Whimsical:

Note

  • Whimsical boards currently embed via Smart Links on Atlassian products hosted on their cloud platform. If you are using a self-managed instance of Atlassian, using server and data center products, we recommend using this workaround.
  • In Jira or Confluence, you can see embedded files set to public AND files which require you to log in (assuming you are logged in).
  • If you are logged in to Whimsical, and an embedded file is not showing in Jira or Confluence, you may need to check your browser privacy settings. Some enhanced privacy settings prevent a login cookie being set. In Safari & Firefox, you will need to disable "Prevent cross-site tracking".
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