@mentions are a great way to call someone’s attention to a specific message on Glip, or make reference to an item previously posted to Glip. When you are composing a message, just type the “@” sign and then as you start typing a dropdown list with possible matches will appear.
You can @mention any person, team or item posted to Glip. You can even mention multiple people, teams or items in a single post, or any combination thereof. When you click on the link for a mentioned person, you are brought to your one-on-one conversation with that person. Similarly, when you click on the link for a mentioned team, you are brought to that team’s conversation. Lastly, clicking on the link for a mentioned item displays the Details view for the given item.
When mentioning a person, you are limited to the people in the current conversation. If Ella mentions Patrick, for example, she would see the post like this.
Patrick, on the other hand, would see his name highlighted in yellow. Mentions of you are displayed differently so that you can more quickly identify them in the conversation stream.
When the unread messages for a given conversation contain @mentions of you, the badge is displayed in orange so that you can jump to those conversations first.
For reference, you can always go to the Dashboard to see a list of recent mentions of you.
@mentions are treated the same as replies on Glip. If you view the details of an item, such as a task, you'll see that both replies and mentions are included in the item's "thread".
There are separate email/mobile notifications for when you are mentioned in a post. See Notifications for more information.