Mentions are a way to draw someones attention to a message on Blink. When somebody is @mentioned, their name will be highlighted in the message and a notification will be sent to them.
This is useful for chats where some of the members may have All Message notifications disabled.
Using a mention:
- The sender is assured that the person they mentioned got a notification immediately.
- The recipient can reduce the notification level on a Private Chat or a Channel, safe in the knowledge that if someone needs their attention immediately they can be mentioned.
How to mention someone
Simply prefix a persons name with an @ symbol in the reply area. As you start typing, a list of chat members will appear for you to select.
Use mentions sparingly to reserve their impact!