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Elise Moreau

Tumblr Introduces Twitter-inspired @Mentions in Posts

By January 20, 2014

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Twitter has always been the social networking site to own the @mention, and now that a bunch of other social networks (including Facebook) have integrated it, Tumblr has become the latest site to make @mentions work its own platform.

Anytime you want to mention a specific Tumblr user in a post, simply type the "@" symbol and the first letters of the username. A dropdown list of usernames will automatically appear as you being typing the username you want to mention.

When when you make a new post with an @mention in it, the mentioned user will receive a notification in their dashboard stream and activity page.

Unfortunately, for now, use of @mentions are limited to only the web version of Tumblr, but considering how heavily Tumblr relies on activity through its mobile apps, we can only assume that the @mention feature will be rolled out on mobile sometime soon as well.

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