Mention a user or group

You can mention a team member or user group to call their attention to a message. Mentions follow the same notification settings as private messages and alert words.

Mention a user or group

From the compose box

  1. Open the compose box.

  2. Type @ followed by a few letters from a name or email address.

  3. Pick the appropriate user or user group from the autocomplete.

From the user list

  1. Hover over a user's name in the right sidebar.

  2. Click on the ellipsis () to the right of their name to open their user card.

  3. Select Copy mention syntax to add it to your clipboard.

  4. Paste the user's mention syntax in the compose box.

Via a message

  1. Click on a user's profile picture or name on a message they sent to open their user card.

  2. Select Reply mentioning user to start a reply to the conversation with a mention inserted into the compose box.

Silently mention a user

A silent mention allows you to refer to a user without triggering a notification. Silent mentions start with @_ instead of @.

  1. Open the compose box.

  2. Type @_ followed by a few letters from a name or email address.

  3. Pick the appropriate user or user group from the autocomplete.

Mention everyone on a stream

You can mention everyone on a stream with the @**all** mention (or, equivalently, @**everyone** or @**stream**). Use sparingly! Used improperly, wildcard mentions can be annoying.

Note that this will not notify anyone who has muted the stream, and users can disable receiving email/push notifications for these wildcard mentions, either globally or for individual streams.