Add generic @ mentions in each channel
Add generic @ mentions in each channel such as @here, @channel/@room to make it easy to notify all present members of a channel or all members of a given channel with one simple @-mention
Thanks for the continued activity on this ticket and showing me this new idea. Can someone please create a new UV idea and rally the troops to vote for it? I love the idea of @here — a good idea for the Presence team.
Note: You CAN @ tag a channel to get the channel’s attention and make it bold so people will look at the channel.
Thank you everyone and have a great Wednesday!
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Q Continuum commented
Yes. Please refer to (copy) Slack’s implementation of mentions. 😉
Lance Titchkosky commented
Please bring @here to Teams! I realize that tags have just been launched to @ specific groups but @here is so important! I don't want to wake up someone that is away in a channel, I want to only @ people that are present and available to chat.
Kim Schiøtt Christensen commented
I here you, Tracy Alers and David Leslie!!!
This is not covered by private channels.
Since we are currently using member action restrictive "Broadcast" Teams having users be able to @mention all owners (@owners) of the Team would help them draw attention to a thread that requires moderation/changes would be a very helpful addition!
Tracy Alers commented
The fact that @channel and @team are the same group of people is the root of the problem. Channels should be subsets of teams, and not aliases. Whether the channel is opt-in or opt-out should be a switch that is flipped at creation time, but the goal is to be able to scope your pings to only people who care to receive them.
David Leslie commented
I've seen a few of these requesting the same thing and it's either been ignored or misunderstood.
We are aware we can @mention the team or individuals to notify them. We want to be able to @ChannelName so that only those following that channel are notified. Currently @channelname will notify the entire team. This would be exactly the same as @TeamName so what is the point?
Damian Stalls commented
I need this too. Currently we have a Team with channels dedicated to customers. We also have a Team with channels dedicated to our service offerings. I would like to be able to @mention across teams which I think this generic @mention would resolve?
Fabio Barreiro commented
also nice to be able to mention someone in a 1-to-1 chat...Teams would open a group chat
Would be nice to be able to do @mentions within individual Teams messaging.
Sending John smith a direct message that includes an @channel-name mention. As a way to copy a team/channel on that particular message.
New idea posted here as suggested: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/18698530-more-mention-possebilities
Kip Kniskern commented
I'm voting for @here, too (as well as a better system for seeing who is actually "here")!
I'd really, really like it if @here can be added to mention the current channel without having to type the channel name.
@Suphatra is there also an option as suggested by Jordan to only give notifications to people that are not away (@here)?
Edward Tew commented
I would like to be able to @mention different channel names as well.
The use case is that I would like to create dynamic channels from our CI build process and @mention the developers that contributed to it and @mention the new channel in an announcements channel.
Chris Moen commented
Yea, having to do @team, then wait for the group to pop up, seems a bit silly. Ryver allows for @team (everyone that is a member of the channel) and @here (which is everyone that is currently active in the channel). I like that a lot.