When you use @mention, you can alert people, places, and groups that you’re talking about them and a notification of the activity flows into the Communications stream of the person or people in the group or place. You can use @mentioning in status updates, direct messages, discussions, documents, blogs, and comments on content.
Note: @mention also works as a link picker in content or status updates. For example, you can add links to content or a group by typing @ and some of the words in the title of the content group or the title. You can use both formats in the same content or status update.
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 or the title of a group or 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_B would match the Davids whose last names begin with “B.” Your picker will include documents, discussions, and places, as well as people. Keep typing to narrow the choices further.
- Select the correct match from the list. The new link shows up in your content.