Use @mentions to get someone’s attention in Teams


Applies to: Microsoft Teams.

To grab someone’s attention in a channel conversation or a chat, @mention them. Simply enter @ before their name and then choose them from the menu that launches.

Note: You can even mention someone merely by stating their name. Start by capitalising the first letter and as you carry on typing the name, a list of people will unravel for you to pick from.

They get a notification, which they can select to go directly into the stage in the conversation where they were mentioned.

To grab the attention of a whole team, test one of these:

  • Post something in the Team’s main channel. The channel name is displayed bold for every team member.
  • Enter @team to message everyone on that team.
  • State @channel to notify everyone who has saved that channel as their favourite.

FYI, a team owner needs to allow these features.

@mention with suggested people

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