Use @mentions to get someone's attention in Teams

To get someone's attention in a channel conversation or a chat, @mention them. Just type @ before their name and then select them from the menu that appears.

Note: You can also mention someone simply by typing their name. Start by capitalizing the first letter and as you continue to type the name, a list of people will show for you to choose from.

When an @mention recipient receives a notification, selecting it takes them directly to the point in the conversation where they were mentioned.

To get the attention of an entire group, try one of the following:

  • Post something in the Team's general channel. The channel name appears bold for every team member.

  • Type: 

    • @general to message everyone in the general channel

    • @team to notify everyone on that team

    • @channel to message everyone in that channel

Important: A team owner must first enable these features.

At Mention Prompt

To get someone's attention in a channel conversation or a chat, @mention them. Just type @ before their name and then select them from the menu that appears.

When an @mention recipient receives a notification, selecting it takes them directly to the point in the conversation where they were mentioned.

To get the attention of an entire group, try one of the following:

  • Post something in the Team's general channel. The channel name appears bold for every team member.

  • Type:

    • @general to message everyone in the general channel

    • @team to notify everyone on that team

    • @channel to message everyone who has favorited that channel

Important: A team owner must first enable these features.

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