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