Just like on Twitter, user @mentions now work on the recently redesigned Gmail; and they are a blessing to your email productivity.
You must have noticed that your Gmail looks a bit different lately. That is because Google just launched a refreshed version of its world-famous email platform. But it’s not just looks. The new Gmail comes with a bunch of very smart new features, like Smart Compose and snooze. But, it also brings on user @mentions for the first time.
When writing a new email, or replying to one you received, you can now insert anyone’s email address by using the @ symbol followed by their name. It works like a predictive text feature, so, for example, if you typed @geoff, it will bring up a list of all the people named Geoff in your contact list. Choose one, and Gmail will automatically transform the name into a mailto link, labeled with their name. This way, recipients will be able to send them an email with just one click.
If you mention someone with a “+” instead of the usual “@” symbol, then that contact will also be added as a recipient to the email you are about to send.
Both + and @ mentions are already available to all users in the new version of Gmail. If you have not done so, you can switch to the new interface from your Gmail settings.
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