mentioning a team member in the comments section of a task

Mentioning (or "tagging") your Workspace members is the perfect way to bring their attention to items within tasks or a Chat view!

How to Mention People in a task

As with almost all forms of team communication in ClickUp, mentioning happens within a task's activity feed. To mention a person: 

  1. Begin commenting in a task by typing in the comment or task description area

  2. Type the @ symbol, or click the @ shortcut below the comment field to bring up the person-selector  

  3. Choose the desired person (names are prioritized by how often you tag them) or an entire Team

  4. Mention assignees or followers directly using @watchers and @assignee


  • When you mention a person in a comment, he or she will automatically become a watcher of that task.  If they are mentioned in the task description, they will not be added as a watcher automatically.

  • When the person views the task, the comment that he or she is mentioned in will be highlighted

  • When people are tagged in a comment, they will see their names highlighted in their notification feeds. If you select notifications for the task description, people will also receive a notification. This helps people identify their most important action items as they scan their notifications.

Be sure to check out our Assigned Comments feature to learn how to assign small action items that won't be forgotten!

How to Mention People in a Chat View

  1. Begin commenting at the bottom of the view

  2. Type the @ symbol 

  3. Choose the desired person

arrow pointing to where you can start a comment in Chat view

How to Mention People in a Docs

  1. Type the @ symbol

  2. Choose the desired person. Keep in mind, this person must have access to the Doc for them to be tagged.

  3. Click on their name to mention them in the Doc. This will notify the user that they have been mentioned in the Doc.

Note: if you are mentioning a user in a private location, the user must first be invited to this location. Otherwise, they will not receive a notification of this mention!

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