The following blog post has step-by-step instructions on how to mention @ other users in Gmail Messages.
Google recently introduced its revamped Gmail app. It has refined on-screen visuals and various new features in the email service. In my previous articles, I have already written about Gmail’s Smart Compose and Offline Email feature.
In today’s blog post, you will read about how to mention @ contacts or users. It is a new feature of available in the latest version of Gmail.
There is no doubt that most of the users are already aware of @ symbol concept to mention users. This @mention feature is already available in popular services like WhatsApp, Twitter, Telegram, Facebook, and even more.
How to Mention (@) Other Users in the New Gmail
Now the same @mention functionality is also introduced by the company in the new Gmail. In case, you find it exciting and want to try it out, then here is how you can use it:
1. First of all, you need to be running the new version of Gmail. It is because the mentioned feature is not available in the old version of Gmail.
To upgrade to New Gmail, you need to click on the Gear icon available on the upper right side and then click on the Try new Gmail.
This will automatically load Inbox in the new version of Gmail.
Note: From September 2018, users will be upgraded to new version of Gmail whether they like it or not. So it is better to start using it right now.
2. Here, click on the big Compose button available on the left side to compose a new email.
3. Enter the Recipient’s Email id and Subject.
Here goes the vital step.
4. To mention other users or contacts in the message, you need type @ and then type the first alphabet of person’s name.
Instantly the list of persons matching your query will come up. Click on the friend you want to mention in your message
The same person’s email address will be automatically added to recipients. This way that person will also become part of that particular email thread.
5. Once done typing the message, click on the Send button to send the email.
Congratulations, you just learned how to use the Gmail @mention feature.
With default settings, this feature is enabled in new Gmail, and there is no way to turn this feature off. I guess no one would like to turn off this feature, at least not me.
Mistakenly mentioned the wrong person? No problem, you can undo @mention if the mail is not sent. For that, put the cursor at the end of the person’s name and press the backspace key, or select the name and press the delete key.
Want to remove the person from the thread after naming them? No problem, you can also do that by removing the personal email address from the CC field. If not, the person will have full permission to check all future messages in the thread.
In case, this feature is not working for you, then check out this blog post Gmail @Mention Not Working – Fix 2023
What are your thoughts about a @mention feature in the new Gmail? Do you like it? Is this blog post useful? Let me know in the comments.