Mentions are the best and most efficient way to notify either a single member or all members within the channel when there is an important announcement that has to be made.

Please see below how to mention someone in a message

  1. While you're writing a message, type in the @ symbol.
  2. Then type in the name of the member, or select one from the list of all available members within that channel. You can repeat this for as many members as you wish to mention for that particular message.
  3. Send the message.

All mentioned members will be marked in blue inside the conversation.

If someone mentions you, your name will be highlighted in yellow and that will help you see if there's anything that requires your immediate attention.