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.
Anthony Enos commented
the question is about team chats, not teams channels. The suggested @mentions do not seem to be working (at least for me) in the teams chats.
Chat -> chat section where you add 1 or more people and can change the name of the chat if 3 or more people are included. Channel -> under the Teams section where a "team" of people is managed with permissions and such.
“@general”. It doesn't works in non-English Teams! And group chat is not work. Discord or Slack is better than Microsoft Teams about this feature. It's very sad for this thing.
Ale Masip commented
is this feature also available in meeting's chats?
@Suphatra It doesn't works in non-English Teams!
How can I tag 12 in the group as "shift A", another 12 "Shift 2" with selecting all the shift names in one go and applying the same tag to the whole shift? I can only do it now by adding them one by one to their tags. So much work.....very typical MS. Does anyone have a working suggestion?
Sarah Fateen commented
Maybe I missed this answer, but what about tagging? Create a tag within a team, and then @mention that tag in a channel. Only the members you've added to the tag will receive that notification.
Well... @mention an entire Team is not the answer either! I have channels that have over 25 members, but I want to @mention only 11 of them-- there is no way to do this w/o typing each name. This is a complete design flaw. To think that group mentions would not be used even within a Team or Channel is very short-viewed and should be fixed. My work around is to communicate via Outlook-- which I am trying to shift away from!!
Kate Nicolson commented
We don't have it generically though - you have to @ the channel name. but now with the 'Post in multiple channels' function you need a generic @everyone or @channel
This works for me in a "Team" channel. But it does not seem to work in a "Chat". Is this a setting an administrator needs to activate?
For chats, you would want to upvote THIS uservoice: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/36724595--mentions-in-group-chat
This suggestion specifically only mentions Teams' Teams, not Teams' Chats, so Suphatra's answer is not wrong.
Vadym Milichev commented
Suphatra. You appear to mix up Teams and Slack)
In the former, Teams, there no @general, @all, @everyone, @team, @anybodyhome work in Chats. The only way to mention more than one by his/her name is by @ChannelName in a Team's channel.
@suphatra That's fine in channel, but NOT in a chat.
Many places use Chat far more than they do Teams.
We don't want to have to @mention each person in each important message, it's just a waste of time and screen space.
C'mon - this is basic functionality. Even Skype can do this!
Well I guess we have found an ENHANCEMENT that needs to happen. I think MS expected everyone to use the Teams feature, rather than creating Chat groups. I don't use the Team feature because then I will have to check that for chat messages. I want all chats in the Chat tab!
MS product team - please address this! User can tag a Group within Chat tab!
This does not work in a chat and is a very important need.
no, you don't have this...
it is not possibile to @tag all the channel members
i tried that, it work in "teams" but doesn't work in "chat". hope somebody can help. thanks!
I'm afraid the solution is to switch to Slack.
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.