Mention a member

Sometimes you’ll need to call the attention of another member when having a conversation Slack. When you send a message and include an @mention, the person you mention will be notified. 📣


Mention someone in a message

There are two ways to @mention a member: 

  • Choose from a list of members
    If you don’t know a member’s display name or full name, click the @ icon in the right of the message field to view the names of everyone in your workspace. The list will narrow down when you start typing the letters of a member’s name. 
  • Type an @mention
    Typing the @ symbol followed by a member’s full name or display name will also give you a narrowed down list of members to choose. When you find the member you want to @mention, simply press Tab to autocomplete and make your selection.

    On desktop, you can also type a member’s display name without the @ symbol and press Tab to reveal a list of potential matches.

If the person you mention isn’t currently in the channel, Slackbot will ask you if you want to invite them to join, send them a link to your message, or do nothing.

Note: On mobile, you must tap a name to select it from the menu or the @mention won’t complete.

Keep in mind: If you send a message and forget to mention someone, simply editing the message and including the @mention or keyword will not trigger a notification. 

 

Several matches of a display name

If you try to @mention someone with the same display name as another person, you'll see a dotted blue box with a question mark in the top right. Click the question mark to select the person you want to mention.

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Check your activity

View your most recent @mentions, @channel messages, keywords, and reactions to your messages.

Desktop

iOS

Android

  1. Click the  Activity icon in the top right corner of Slack. This will open the Activity pane.
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  2. To see only your @mentions and keywords, uncheck the Include @channel mentions option.
  1. Swipe from right to left to open the right sidebar.
  2. Tap  Activity.
  1. Tap the   Overflow menu at the top right.
  2. Tap  Activity.

Tip: @mentions of your display name are always highlighted in yellow. Mentions of other members are highlighted in blue.

Who can use this feature?
  • All members and Guests can use this feature. 
  • Available to workspaces on free and paid plans.

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