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What is a mention online?

Updated: May 29, 2020

What is a mention?

A mention is when someone specifically names another person or account in a group message or post.

How can I use a mention?

To mention someone type an '@' and start typing their name directly after. You will see suggested names to choose from. Click on the name of the person you want to mention.

Why do people use mentions?

When someone is mentioned, they get a notification about the message. So people use mentions to draw attention to specific people within a group, or to draw the mentionee's attention to the message.

Mentions in distance learning platforms

Using a mention in a Microsoft Teams channel post
Mentioning Noah in a Microsoft Teams post.

Mentions on social media

Here's a brilliant video from Whatsapp showing how to mention:

If you'd like to know how to mention on another platform, please email me with your query and I will be able to support you.