@mentions are a great way to address specific colleagues in a channel. You can call out one or more teammates when they need to know something or answer a question. These teammates will receive an alert in Flock even if they've chosen to mute the channel. @mentions encourage teammates to respond to your update and result in engaging conversations.
Open a channel, type @ in the Message Editor, and Flock automatically shows you a list of channel members you can tag. Flock supports three types of @mentions:
Call out for a teammate's attention by using @ followed by their name in a channel.
Call for the attention of everyone in a channel. All channel members will receive a mention alert indicated by a red dot instead of the blue one for a normal message. For example, you can use @all for a channel-wide announcement so every channel member is notified about it.
Call for the attention of all channel members active on Flock in the last five minutes. For example, it's late in the day, and you want help for a support issue. If you're part of a support channel, you can use @online to notify channel members who are online and active, rather than wake up everyone in the channel.
@mentions let you cut through the noise, send personalized notifications to teammates, and help everyone stay on the same page. Use them wisely.