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How to Use @Mentions on BiggerPockets

Friday, October 04

Hey Everyone! We wanted to start the New Year with style, so we've brought you a new feature that we think will better help you to connect and communicate with others here on the forums.

We've adopted what has become standard protocol on the large social networks -- @ mentions.

Users can now mention their colleagues and those people who have already posted in a thread that you're responding to with the @ symbol.

Simply type your forum post as you normally would, and when you want to mention someone, type @ followed by their name. Once you enter the first two characters of the person's name, it will appear below. Select the person by clicking on their name and you'll have created a mention. You'll know you did it correct when you see the name highlighted in blue.

When you post your message, the person you mention will appear highlighted with the @ symbol in front and they will receive a notification on the site and in their inbox of the mention.

Additionally, if you enter @? it will pull up all posters who previously posted on the thread to make things easier for you!

Jump on the forums and give it a go; you can test it out in our thread announcing the feature: BP Update 6.5.1: @Mentions Now Enabled on BiggerPockets


Comments

  1. Colleague_thumb_avatar-motiv8td

    Nick J. Reply
    over 2 years ago

    whoa!!! That's pretty cool!

  2. Colleague_thumb_1378724406-avatar-biggerpo

    Joshua Dorkin Reply
    over 2 years ago

    Thanks Nick! Hop on, start using it and feel free to tweet this post ;)

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    David Wedemire Reply
    over 2 years ago

    Thanks Josh. I like it. A chance to give credit where credit is due.

    Will definitely use it.

  4. Colleague_thumb_avatar-ejpuck

    Jerry Puckett Reply
    over 2 years ago

    Hey Josh, this is pretty cool; we've always answered posts by typing it this way.Color me silly, but this only works for people who have already posted within the thread, correct? It cannot be used to draw a particular persons attention to a thread?

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    Charles Perkins Reply
    over 2 years ago

    Great way to start the new year.

  6. Colleague_thumb_1378724406-avatar-biggerpo

    Joshua Dorkin Reply
    over 2 years ago

    @Dave - Thanks. Glad to hear it. @Jerry - It will work for people who have already posted in the thread and with your colleagues. @Charles - Agreed!

    BTW - We'll soon be adding it to the comment system of the blogs and the rest of the site.

  7. Colleague_thumb_avatar-dbstyle

    Demond Bradford Reply
    over 2 years ago

    That sounds really great.thanks for making it easier

  8. Colleague_thumb_avatar-jonk

    Jon Klaus Reply
    over 2 years ago

    I've never used them before now, but like them. Thanks Josh!

  9. Colleague_thumb_1378729872-avatar-bwalston

    Bill Walston Reply
    over 2 years ago

    Very cool!! BP just gets better & better :)

  10. Colleague_thumb_1378724406-avatar-biggerpo

    Joshua Dorkin Reply
    over 2 years ago

    @Demond - No problem. Please consider uploading a personal pic so we can better get to know you. @Jon - Me too. @Bill - Thanks, and I appreciate the tweet!

  11. Colleague_thumb_1378770658-avatar-michaelquarles

    Michael Q. Reply
    over 2 years ago

    @Josh Thank you making feel a wee bit old. I had no clue what people were trying to accomplish when writing the @ symbol other than speaking directly to them.

    Will there be a way to block the @ emails from users or do they only come from people youve authorized to follow you?

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    Ned Carey Reply
    over 2 years ago

    I just went back an edited a forum comment to add it.

    I noticed in your comment above where you used @Dave, Jerry, and Charles it doesn't show as described. Does it not work for post comments?

  13. Colleague_thumb_1378724406-avatar-biggerpo

    Joshua Dorkin Reply
    over 2 years ago

    @Michael - You can shut all @ emails in the email settings. At present, there is no way to block an individual. The only people who can @mention you are those people you are colleagues with and those people who have posted in the same thread as you.

    @Ned - This is currently only implemented in the forums, but we'll soon be bringing it to the comment system around the rest of the site.

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    Tracey Williams Reply
    over 2 years ago

    Thanks Josh, way to go!!!

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    Joshua Dorkin Reply
    over 2 years ago

    No problem, Tracey.

  16. Colleague_thumb_avatar-shaneintx

    Shane Woods Reply
    about 2 years ago

    Why did I Just Now see this? Fun fun

  17. Colleague_thumb_1378724406-avatar-biggerpo

    Joshua Dorkin Reply
    about 2 years ago

    There's a lot happening here, @Shane Woods. Features like our @Mentions are great for keeping people in the mix.

  18. Colleague_thumb_1378724406-avatar-biggerpo

    Joshua Dorkin Reply
    about 1 year ago

    I've had a few queries about the @Mentions system over the past few days, so I thought we'd revive this for all to see.

  19. Colleague_thumb_avatar-jaykhill

    Jay Hill Reply
    9 months ago

    @Joshua Dorkin Does it work on IPad? I just tried it here and didn't get your name below.

  20. Colleague_thumb_1378724406-avatar-biggerpo

    Joshua Dorkin Reply
    9 months ago

    @Jay Hill - It is disabled on the iPad and iPhone through the website itself, but works using the BP Mobile App.

  21. Colleague_thumb_1390408025-avatar-prettypatterns

    Jennifer Kudia Reply
    6 months ago

    That's awesome @Joshua Dorkin!

  22. Colleague_thumb_1391804111-avatar-blueazul

    Blue Azul Reply
    about 1 month ago

    I tried to tag someone via mobile and it didn't work. Then I tried two different browsers (Firefox & Chrome) on a desktop and still no results. Am I missing something here?

    1. Colleague_thumb_1378724406-avatar-biggerpo

      Joshua Dorkin Reply
      about 1 month ago

      On mobile, you'd need to use our iOS app. Otherwise, you can only mention colleagues or people who previously posted in a thread. I hope that helps.

  23. Colleague_thumb_1391449869-avatar-k2581

    Karen A. Reply
    about 1 month ago

    @Joshua Dorkin I love the community that you have built here and I look forward to becoming more involved. I think that the mention feature is great. I am hoping to figure out what I need to do differently in order to get it work for me. Do you have any suggestions as to why I am not seeing the mention function work in my posts? I tried mentioning someone that had already posted in the same thread but the mention function didn't seem to work.Thanks in advance for your assistance. Joshua, thanks for building such an awesome community!

    1. Colleague_thumb_1378724406-avatar-biggerpo

      Joshua Dorkin Reply
      about 1 month ago

      Hey Karen - How are you accessing the site What brower/version and operating system are you using? Have you tried our @? functionality (allows you to see everyone who posted in the thread already)?

  24. Colleague_thumb_1391449869-avatar-k2581

    Karen A. Reply
    about 1 month ago

    I know that I have tried mentioning someone who has posted in a thread when I was using an Android phone. I did try the @? functionality as well.

    1. Colleague_thumb_1378724406-avatar-biggerpo

      Joshua Dorkin Reply
      about 1 month ago

      It may be because you're on mobile. See if it works on your desktop for me...

    2. Colleague_thumb_1391449869-avatar-k2581

      Karen A. Reply
      about 1 month ago

      Thanks and will do. Is there a BP mobile app for Android?

    3. Colleague_thumb_1391449869-avatar-k2581

      Karen A. Reply
      about 1 month ago

      @Joshua Dorkin I am glad that I joined this community.

    4. Colleague_thumb_1378724406-avatar-biggerpo

      Joshua Dorkin Reply
      about 1 month ago

      We have an iOS app at http://www.biggerpockets.com/app.

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