More @mention possibilities
It would be nice to have more options for @mention as suggested in the above issue with @here for giving notification to everyone present (available status).
There are many other possibilities as well for example the opposite, something like @notHere (so they will not miss the message when the get back) or @onnline /@offline. You could also have @admin / @ owner and later @guests for external users.
Not sure if it's possible already or not but you could allow tagging a different team/channel so everyone that are in both gets a notification.
You could have an @all that when choosen gets expaned into @mentions for all users so that you can easily manually remove a couple.
You could allow the creation of custom mentions where you assign some people to a specific mention. For example this could be done with tags on the user profile that could allow grouping of users that do not need their own team.
I'm sure there are many more that that should be considered feel free to suggest them below.
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It would be useful if you can add the functionality to @mention a Microsoft Team group from via the Excel Comment function.
Doug Peterman commented
@mention Team Owners
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[Deleted User] commented
I am struggling with exactly the same problem. Would be great to have something like being able to mention a group similarly as you mention a person. As I've read this thread through I saw that others have very similar problems and use cases that I would add here.
So this has just been declined. Why? My hope is that this request is seen as redunant and that what is requested will nevertheless be imlemented. In that case: which issue should we turn to?
If the request is outrightly rejected, I’d like to understand why.
How about also extending the settings so you can allow only owners to use @team and @channel, but not anyone else
Ian Vargas commented
Would be great if we could group people depending on function. right now i am using channels as projects channels so from a Team level i add everyone that at some point will be involved in a project. the challenge is that as i keep adding folks every time i need to post i have to add individual people versus just tagging folks as "Sales Management" or "Marketing" or "Customer Service". I think this would be a great collaboration feature to make it easier.
Ken Suzuki commented
We have ~250 technical folks across ~20 teams. Folks in Team 1 need to be able to @mention people from Team 2 from inside Team 1's room. This is not allowed within Teams' rigid limitations – to be @mentionable by other teams, a person has to be in many rooms.
Also missing is @here, the ability to notify only room members who are online. This really helps with opportunistic asking for help. Without it, there is a hit to engagement with Teams.
Tomas Westerhus commented
Addressing specific groups within the team would be a great addition. We currently practise open teams, and anyone could join. 95% of the posts are ment for a small core team, and now I have to add each person individually.
Would really like to be able to add tags or sub groups to the team for mentions. We have around 20 people on our team but a core team of 7 within the 20 which need to be tagged most frequently. Rather than having to add each team member individually or tag the entire group of 20, it would be great to be able to tag the small core sub group.
You should be able to @mention a team in another team. We have for example, users who work in one sector based in several countries - for this we have a sector team e.g. 'Retail'. If we want to draw attention within this team to a specific country, it would be good to mention that country to notify them e.g. @France Retail.
It would also be good if a group could be mentioned within another team, without a team needing to be set up as well.
Jon Arnott commented
I should add it would be great to be able to add different sets of people to different channels within a team. We often have a different set of collaborators on these "projects" and don't necessarily want them seeing all the others.
Jon Arnott commented
Having the ability to @mention anyone in the organisation irrelevant or their "team" associations would be extremely useful.
I work in a global company and we have group services from ICT to Marketing etc, and also subject matter / technical experts who are not part of this core group but have relevant skills or knowledge that we want to utilise.
I would love to be able to@mention anyone within the organisation (that has a current active user account) on conversations so that they can provide input / feedback to the problem or general thoughts.
Sorry if this has been asked elsewhere or is possible. Not sure how to do it.
Thanks in advance.
just the ability to @someone in a public team room to basically send them an notification to join this team room and discussion. Like it is now - I first has to do a tedious process to invite them, and then I have the ability to @them, would be easier if I can just bring them in with an @...
specifically, i like this one - https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/19659475-mention-one-team2-from-inside-another-team1#comments. seems so common sense, since you can at mention the team you're in, seems shouldn't be hard to be able to @mention a different team
The function currently works in Team chats but not in Groups that you create yourself ( chat > New Chat > [type @] > [no dropdown happens] )
David Wolf commented
@Mention works in the Teams channel, but not from a private chat. Would love to see it work in a private Chat.
Robert Casey commented
When you are in a multi-user group chat, it would be very helpful to target a message to a single person by using @mention to that user.
Tiago Peres commented
User tagging in chat is not working
Courtney Jenkins commented
They start off working in chat, then they stop. You should be able to do at @mention anywhere there is text in TEAMS!