When you create or comment on content in your 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. If you mention a place, members of that place will see the @mention in Activity.
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 lower left 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.