@Tag without selection
Current when @Tagging someone you have to type @PartOfTheirName then wait for the dialog to pop up, then hit tab or enter click the desired name (Person, Channel, Team). If you fail to use the dialog the @Tag fails to work even if you match the name perfectly.
What we'd like to see is typing @Name or @ChannelName or @TeamName just works even without using the dialog.
I’m excited to share that I got to use this in our experimental settings the other day. We’ve built it and are testing it internally. I’ll let you know once it moves up in the validation rings!
Nathan Wells commented
Great to hear this is going to be happening! Having to wait for the dialogue to pop up slows me down a lot when typing.
I'd also like if it would allow keeping @team tag as is (while still actually referring to the whole team) without replacing it with the full name, cause in cases with long team names, it's the name that can take most of the message :)
Jarrod Mast commented
surprised how few votes this has - although the inline tagging has improved and is no longer case sensitive, typing @general for the General channel works great, but typing a message that flows naturally as per @team or @channel is surprising to find that doesnt work.
As per other examples, flows and other apps that post text could easily push @channel for notifications and same goes for c&p text that has tags pre-written.
I'd like to be able to say - "Hey @channel check out this alert: link..."
reads better than "Hey General check out this link..."
David Quinn commented
I'm disappointed to see that this has been backlogged. The ability to just type @channel as plain text and it alert whatever channel it is sent to is really important to us. We use a lot of web hooks to have 3rd party or even internal systems to post updates into our channels. With Slack all we need to do is include @channel in the text and everyone is notified. However with Teams this is not currently possible as you need to select from this dialoge. We would also have to put the specific channel name in which wouldn't be ideal. I really think this should be given a higher priority as I'm sure we can't be the only people who want this functionality
This is important. I keep seeing members of my team posting messages with broken tags!
Nick Castro commented
relating to this it also will only tag if case is matched. @Channelname will take vs @channelname will not. I would like to see both @mention the channel. I would also like it if the generic "@channel" mentioned the channel. With the current behavior you need to type @channel then wait for the dialog to appear and hit enter for it to change over to @channelname otherwise it inserts as plain text.
Timothy Williams commented
The "name" dialog pops-up very quickly for me and I've never had a problem with starting to type a name and pressing "Enter" almost immediately to select the highlighted or arrow up/down to select a different name.
Agreed. We've encountered the following problem:
If you type "@ABC" to tag the members of the ABC team when posting a new message in a Channel, and hit SPACE instead of using ENTER to select ABC from the pop-up selection list, the "@ABC" does not become a "tag" but instead stays plain text, and the members of the channel don't receive the notification.
If the name that's typed after the @ sign is an exact match of a user, team, or channel name, then it should always automatically become a tag when the message is sent. It's much more natural to just type the name and hit spacebar to proceed with your message, rather than having to remember to explicitly make a selection when prompted.