Outlook web has mentions and likes coming soon



  • https://blogs.office.com/2015/09/30/likes-and-mentions-coming-to-outlook-on-the-web/

    Just saw this and mentions working now on O365 outlook web. Anyone tried this? Not able to find this on ML so i guess no one has seen this, or the search is not working well on ML :)


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    That's a good idea. I often want to "like" something in email and realize that the functionality isn't there. I wonder if Yammer is powering this?



  • what is Mentions?



  • @Dashrender said:

    what is Mentions?

    oh... just the ability to take someone, a la FB/Twitter style.



  • @Dashrender said:

    @Dashrender said:

    what is Mentions?

    oh... just the ability to take someone, a la FB/Twitter style.

    how would this work in email? It just means they get CC'ed on it?

    or is it a link to their email address in case one of the parties in the email chain doesn't know how to contact the mentioned person, they can click that and get the email address from the mentioner?



  • @Dashrender said:

    how would this work in email?

    Hopefully you highlight text, right click, select "shit was dope yo!" and you're done



  • @Dashrender said:

    @Dashrender said:

    @Dashrender said:

    what is Mentions?

    oh... just the ability to take someone, a la FB/Twitter style.

    how would this work in email? It just means they get CC'ed on it?

    or is it a link to their email address in case one of the parties in the email chain doesn't know how to contact the mentioned person, they can click that and get the email address from the mentioner?

    Mentions adds the new the mentioned user to the To: field. So if you want to call in someone to the email, instead of moving over the the address field, while typing the email you can use @username and that person will be added. A very small feature, but might be useful in some cases



  • @Ambarishrh said:

    @Dashrender said:

    @Dashrender said:

    @Dashrender said:

    what is Mentions?

    oh... just the ability to take someone, a la FB/Twitter style.

    how would this work in email? It just means they get CC'ed on it?

    or is it a link to their email address in case one of the parties in the email chain doesn't know how to contact the mentioned person, they can click that and get the email address from the mentioner?

    Mentions adds the new the mentioned user to the To: field. So if you want to call in someone to the email, instead of moving over the the address field, while typing the email you can use @username and that person will be added. A very small feature, but might be useful in some cases

    Mentions just seems weird in email. Unless their name makes sense in the message itself, it just seems odd to include it in the body instead of just typing it in the TO field.

    Of course we've been doing this for awhile in Twitter and FB, but then there is not TO field in those platforms.


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    @Dashrender said:

    Mentions just seems weird in email. Unless their name makes sense in the message itself, it just seems odd to include it in the body instead of just typing it in the TO field.

    Because they do different things. People are in the "to" field all of the time because of "reply all" or just too many people being on the email. Mentions are so that they know that they are talked about in the email itself that they have already received:

    To use Mentions, simply add the @ symbol in the body of an email. This will bring up your frequent contacts as well as access to your directory. Select the person you want to highlight, and they will automatically be added to the To: line if they were not already included. In addition, their name will be highlighted in the message in blue and they will receive an @ flag in their inbox view next to the message. Furthermore, they can sort by their @ messages to ensure they respond to all messages in which they were mentioned.


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