November 18, 2022

How to Create a Diagram in Confluence

Getting Started

If you use Confluence regularly, you probably know how helpful visuals are for communication and collaboration. They make pages more engaging and easier to understand at a glance. 

One of the best ways to make your content more visually appealing, especially if you’re communicating information about complex processes or structures, is by adding diagrams.

The easiest way to create diagrams in Confluence is with Gliffy, the Atlassian Marketplace’s original diagramming app. It’s enterprise teams’ go-to tool for creating diagrams and flowcharts that bring Confluence pages to life — and it’s free to try it out yourself.


This page will walk you through how to insert diagrams in Confluence using the Gliffy add-on, including a video tutorial and step-by-step instructions.

Tutorial: Creating Gliffy Diagrams in Confluence

This brief tutorial will guide you through the steps of creating a Gliffy diagram on a Confluence page. If you’d prefer to read step-by-step instructions, continue scrolling to read our 5-step guide to creating Confluence diagrams.

Note: Want to embed a diagram you’ve already created on another page? Visit our guide to inserting existing Gliffy diagrams.

Start Building Your Own Confluence Diagrams

If you haven’t yet, make sure to start your free Gliffy trial so you can start creating powerful diagrams and flowcharts directly in Confluence. Your team will thank you!


New to using Confluence? Check out some of our other resources to help you get up to speed and make the most of your collaborative space.

✏️ Resource: The Ultimate Guide to Confluence
✏️ Resource: What is Confluence Used For?
✏️ Blog: Building Effective Confluence Documentation
✏️ Blog: Creating Engaging Confluence Pages 
✏️ Blog: Confluence Best Practices to Improve Collaboration