Ability to @tag all members of a team/channel in a message/post.
Ability to use @everyone or @channel tags to mention everyone on the team or channel in my post.This way, I can ensure that everyone on the team, or specific channel are notified about my message/post (Specifically useful when members have their notification settings are set to "Send me notifications for: Mentions only".).
Just type “@general” in any channel in the team, and it will notify and alert everyone in that team of the message.
The request is to @mention some members of the team, as a group, not all members. I don't see a response to this.
Pablo Garfunkel commented
So, I have a Team with 50+ members ('Quote to Cash')... with channels along the lines of functional groups
I want to be able to tag @channel (@Billing) only notifying those who follow that channel.
What I see, however, is that ALL members get a pop up notification if I post a message tagging @channel (any channel)
Andrew Stanton commented
@Suphatra (and MSFT) - "You Do Not Have This". Please update this item ASAP.
Ruth viramontes commented
Friends all Fell asleep at 3 hour movie
can't imagine such non-usability insight considering MS's experience in the software industry and if I am correct, they will have at least one senior UX folk working on this product.
Yuri Tarasov commented
@general in particular channel sends notifications to all team members
it would be good to have possibility to send notifications to channel members ONLY by using @channel tag for example
as of 9/10/2018 - This is not working. I tried the @general going with the assumption that this channel is favorited for all team members, and no one got the notice. I had to go back and @mention each team member in order to get it to work. Can you please relook at this feature? That was a huge time drain where it didn't need to be. Thanks
Harald Sævareid commented
@Suphatra, this does not work in Norwegian. Look to Slack how to implement this.
Roy F commented
I realized, after reading Suphatra's "We Have This" message, that @general notifies all team members because General is favorited for all team members and cannot be unfavorited. My understanding grows...
That still leaves Vivek's request to @mention all members of a channel, but as I noted in my previous message on July 2, the closest thing we have to "channel membership" is those who favorited the channel, so @mention of a channel is sufficient.
Roy F commented
There is no notion of channel membership. There are people who have a channel fovorited and there are channel participants. The closest analogy to membership is probably those who have the channel fovorited, since favorite/unfavorite can correlate to join/leave. If you considered participants as members then people would have to post once to join (which is a bit noisy) and once done, they could never "leave", ouch!
When you @mention a channel, it notifies those who have favorited the channel, so if your convention for channel membership is to favorite the channel, @mention of the channel will work as you desire. While at it you should probably have them follow the channel as well, so they are always notified of channel activity.
This then allows non channel members to post to the channel and not be considered a member.
What about the difference in Slack's method of @here vs @channel? We have a night crew and don't want everyone's phone to be blowing up every time they @general or @channel to let others in the night crew know whatever is pertinent... Is there a way to blast an @[...] to only notify those logged in to the desktop application?
Looks like this works (now). Just @ mention the name of the channel.
Steven M commented
Yes, @general is not enough, need to be able to @channel. This way I can NOTIFY the 12 people in a channel instead of the 160+ that are on the team.
David Jubinville commented
This is a half solution: Given the competition's functionality I think Teams needs @everyone, @channel, @here function that replicates what others offer. Being able to target just those who 'subscribe' to a channel, or alert all members of a group DM is needed. We should also be able to @mention people who are in group DMs.
Richard Fuller commented
@general doesn't make sense - who is "general"? Why not @everyone??
Bill Albing commented
Yeah, I just want to notify a subset of a team - just the members of a channel. Right now I can tag the entire team but I want to tag just a channel so only that subset gets the notification.
I'd agree that the ability to @mention an entire team is necessary. The ability to use say @here or @all or something similar to notify all members in the team would allow for a better workflow for getting the attention of all members in the team. This can allow for announcements or attracting everyone's attention in the team for questions regarding the entire team.
We just migrated from Slack and we are a small team of 6. It is PAINFUL having to @ mention all team members or organization wide messages. Not sure what the plan is for bigger teams. Being able to @chanel, @everyone and/or @team isn't useful, it's essential. Please get this to the top pf your list. MS Teams is THE reason why we switched from G suite. Excellent product, please keep up the great work.