The @mention feature allows you to link a person, place, or piece of content in the community.
When @mentioning a person the user is sent a notification in their Inbox. Depending on their preferences they will also get an email about. Tip: @mentioning someone in content they are already participating will generate 2 notifications: one for the @mention, and the other for the update to the content.
When @mentioning a place it will be noted in the place’s activity stream.
To use @mention:
- In a piece of content, a status update, or comment, type the “@” symbol (or click the “@” icon if it is available) and start typing a person’s name, the title of a place, or title of a piece of content you want to bring visibility to. A search dialog opens and suggests possible matches.
- Use an underscore “_” as a space to search for names or titles with multiple words. For example @David_R would match the users with the first name David whose last names begin with “R”. The possible matches will include documents, discussions, people, and places. Keep typing to narrow the choices further.
- Select the correct match from the list. The new link shows up in your content.