Use @mentions

Use @mentions to bring your teammates' attention to items within tasks, Chat views, and Docs.

@mention people in a task

@mentioning happens within a task's activity feed.

To @mention a person: 

  1. From the task comment or description, type @ and a person or Team's initials. This quickly returns anyone with those initials!

    • If you don't know the initials, you can also type, or click the @ shortcut below the comment field to display the person selector.  

  2. Choose the person or Team.

    • Names are prioritized by how often you tag them.

  3. Mention all assignees or watcher using @watchers and @assignee.

  • When you mention a person in a comment, they will automatically become a watcher of that task. If they are mentioned in the task description, they will not be added as a watcher automatically.

  • When the person views the task, the comment that he or she is mentioned in will be highlighted

  • When people are tagged in a comment, they will see their names highlighted in their notification feeds. If you select notifications for the task description, people will also receive a notification. This helps people identify their most important action items as they scan their notifications.

Take a look at our Assigned Comments article to learn how to assign small action items that won't be forgotten!

@mention people in a Chat view

To @mention in a Chat view:

  1. Begin commenting at the bottom of the view

  2. Type @.

  3. Choose the person.

@mention people in a Doc

To @mention in a Doc:

  1. Type @.
  2. Choose the person. This person must have access to the Doc for them to be tagged.
  3. Click their name to mention them in the Doc. This will notify the user that they have been @mentioned.

You can't mention others in Docs unless the Doc has been shared with them.


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