Using @ Mentions in Microsoft Teams

Communication is an essential part of any business, and it's always helpful to find ways to help all employees communicate better. A great way to ensure everyone gets the information they need is to use the @ mentions feature in Microsoft Teams.

Using @ Mentions in Microsoft Teams

Communication is an essential part of any business, and it’s always helpful to find ways to help all employees communicate better. A great way to ensure everyone gets the information they need is to use the @ mentions feature in Microsoft Teams.

How to @ Mention

When you are crafting a post that you want a specific person, or particular people, to see, you will start the message by typing the @ symbol. Then you will type in the name of the person or people the post needs to be reviewed by. You also have the option of selecting names from a list that will pop up when you type the @ symbol.

Who Can You @ Mention?

There are three different types of @ mentions you can do in Microsoft Teams, including @person, @channel, and @team. For example, if you wanted to alert the Research and Development Channel, you could @ mention them in your post.

How Do You Find Your @ Mentions?

To find any posts you have been mentioned in, you will look in your activity tab. Once you have gone to this tab, you will see a list of recent posts you have been mentioned in. You can also find your mentions under the Teams tab. Any group you were mentioned in will be bolded and have a red circle with a number in it, indicating new activity.

Notice also on your posts page, to the right of the posts are little red icons. These indicate whether you specifically were mentioned in the post, or your channel was mentioned.

Benefits of Using @ Mentions

The main benefit of using the @ mentions feature is that you can easily tag people who need to see information and know that they will be alerted to respond to it. You can also easily keep a thread of responses to your post.

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