Atlassian is ending their support of four gadgets for Confluence Cloud at the end of May. The gadgets will still work after that if you are already using them, but you will not be able to add them into the legacy editor or the new editor using the macro browser, slash command, or a shortcut key. Three out of four gadgets are replaced with macros.
Gadgets were designed to allow you to display information dynamically from sources like iGoogle or Jira, for example, in Confluence. The first gadgets were introduced in the early versions of Confluence Server, and much of the technology they used is now obsolete. Since then we have also implemented a number of better ways to display dynamic information using macros and other integration points.
The time has come for gadgets to fade away and be replaced by the more modern macros for Confluence Cloud. While the gadgets will still work on your confluence pages, you will no longer be able to add them to pages. That goes for legacy and new editor as well as for macro browser, slash command and shortcut. If you want similar functionality then there are macros suggested for all but the news gadget.
Activity Stream gadget
The Activity stream gadget shows a list of recently changed content in your site. Atlassian recommend using the Recently Updated macro as an alternative in Confluence.
Confluence Page gadget
This gadget displays the contents of a Confluence page. Atlassian recommend using the Include Page macro as an alternative in Confluence.
Confluence Quick Nav gadget
This gadget provides a search field that can be used to search for page titles in Confluence. Atlassian recommend using the Livesearch macro as an alternative in Confluence.
This gadget previously displayed blogs and other news from Atlassian. It has no suggested alternative.
End of support means that Atlassian will no longer fix bugs for these gadgets. If your Confluence site is integrated with a Jira site, any Jira gadgets installed in Confluence ARE NOT IMPACTED by this change. You can continue to insert Jira gadgets into any Confluence page.