The Basics: How To Use The @mention

Document created by Mark Employee on Oct 13, 2017
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When you create or comment on content in the community, you have the ability to mention a person, place, or a piece of content. This is a way to give a shout out to someone or something to catch their attention. It also notifies any person mentioned after the @ that you were talking about him or her. When someone is @mentioned, a notification of the activity appears in their Inbox. 


The @mention also doubles as a link. You can add links to documents or groups by typing its title after typing @.

To mention people, places and things:


  • Type the @ symbol, click the @ Mention option in the upper right corner of the text box or select the @ symbol, if it's available.
  • Review the search dialog that opens and locate the correct name or title. To narrow matches, use an underscore (_) as a space.
  • Select the correct match from the list and add the link to your content.