Using @mentions in notes

The @mentions features allow you to ping another User or team in a note to direct their attention to a conversation without having to assign it to them. This article is all about how @mentions work. 

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How mentions work

When you type the @ symbol in a note, you'll see an inline dropdown with a list of Users and teams. As you continue to type, the list of names will continue to filter until you find the mention match you're looking for. You can select a User at any time, or hit the Tab key to auto-complete your selection. 

When a User is @mentioned, they receive an email notification and an in-app notification. Mentions will only work within the note editor, and cannot be used when replying to customers. To mention a User or team:

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Open a conversation, then click on the Note icon in the menu toolbar to open the note editor.
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Once the yellow note editor appears, type the @ symbol and begin typing any of your Users' names. A dropdown menu will appear of the Users that match what you have typed. Hit the Tab key to auto-complete your selection. 
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Select the User you'd like to mention in the note, and type in some text. Make sure there's a space between them mention name, and the text you're leaving. 
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Hit Add Note, and the User will then be notified by email of the note you've just mentioned them in.

Mention notifications

When you're mentioned in a conversation, you'll receive a notification email, as well as a visual notification in-app in the notification center. 

Email notifications 

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The User will receive an email notification to the email address that they use to log into Help Scout with. It will let them know they've been mentioned in a conversation.

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The User will then be able to reply to the notification, and it will be added as a note to the corresponding conversation in Help Scout. 

In-app notifications

Check the  in-app notification center to keep tabs on all of your @mentions, as well as other conversation updates. 

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