Support for Atlassian Server Products (and apps like BigPicture) has ended in February 2024.

Are you planning a migration to Cloud? Make sure you don't lose your BigPicture data/configurations in the process. Check out this page for information on how to migrate BigPicture's data to Cloud. If you have any questions please email



You need at least a Box Viewer security role to view the gadgets on the Confluence pages and Jira Dashboards.

Jira Cloud does not support Confluence Gadgets since 2017.

More information on differences between cloud and server versions of the App can be found under Cloud vs. On-premise - Key Differences between Platforms.

Gadgets Overview

BigPicture is an excellent source of information about your projects and portfolios. But if you want to find specific data quickly and in an easy-to-digest form, without constant switching between Jira and BigPicture app, then gadgets serve the way.

With BigPicture gadgets, you can add dynamic content to a Confluence page or the Jira application dashboard to monitor the health of projects, departments, or specific processes. This means that you can have your favorite Gantt charts and Risks all in one place and up to date thanks to the auto-refresh. Gadgets mirror the BigPicture’s modules.

There are five gadgets available:

Add, edit, and delete gadgets using Jira Dashboard

Add gadget

  1. Click the Add a gadget button when viewing a Jira Dashboard.

  2. Select Load more to see the entire list of available gadgets.

  3. Select the gadget you would like to add to your Dashboard.

Edit or delete a gadget

Click on the '...' button in the top-right corner. The edit options depend on the added gadget; for example, the Gantt gadget allows you to change the display and content options, while the Overview gadget does not offer any customization and shows the same view as the Hierarchy mode of the Overview modules.

Add a gadget to a Confluence page

First, you need to go to your Confluence administration and scroll the page down. On the left-hand side, there is a link called "Application Links." Click it, and add the link to your JIRA instance with our plugin. You can find the official Atlassian documentation on configuring Application links here: Linking Confluence to Another Application. Alternatively, you can follow the instructions below:

  1. Go to Confluence Administration.

  2. Click on the Application links.

  3. Enter the URL associated with your Jira System.

  4. Click on the "Authenticate to see status" and the Allow button.

Second, in the administration settings of your Confluence, find the External Gadgets tab and add the URLs of XML files from your JIRA instance – check more information here: Finding the URL of an Atlassian Gadget. Alternatively, you can follow the instructions below:

  1. Go to Confluence Administration.

  2. Go to "External Gadgets."

  3. Add "Gadget Specification URL," which you can find in your Jira Dashboard.

  1. Go to your Confluence page.

  2. Click the Edit button.

  3. Click the '+' button.

  4. Select the gadget you want to add.

  5. Click "Save" and "Insert" the gadget.

  6. Click "Update" on your Confluence page.