Attracting attention of people in a group chat on iMessage is as simple as pie when you use iOS 14
Group chats are one of the greatest benefits of using the internet to communicate. However, we must not forget the possibility that group chats could be a mess at times when important information is lost in the chaos of messages that aren’t as important. Making sure the right person is able to see the message could be a little tricky.
While some might suggest that you can at any time send them a private message, it’s not the purpose. What’s the purpose of a group chat if we need to send messages from personal accounts every time? Most of the time it is necessary for them to be able to see the message within its context within the chat. Beginning with iOS 14, the entire process has become much better with iMessage.
It is now possible to tag or name people on iMessage group chats, as well as one-on-one chats. However, they’re more effective in group chats.
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Who are you able to mention in iMessage?
You can include anyone in iMessage that is part in the chat. For one-on-one chats, it is only the person who is in the conversation. For group chats, it’s everyone who’s in the group chat. It is not possible to mention anyone who is not part in the discussion without first adding the person to the group first.
There’s a little issue with the entire procedure, however. On your side there’s no requirement for someone else to have iOS 14 to be able to refer to them. Everyone who are in the conversation, no matter the iOS they’re using are accessible to you to mention. However, if the person you’re talking to does not have iOS 14, they will consider it a normal text message only. This could result in confusion.
How to Mention Someone in iMessage
Tagging or notifying someone on iMessage is quite simple. There are two ways that you can tag an individual, both of which are equally efficient and fast.
While you’re writing the message, simply write it in the same way you would normally write it, then enter your name and the person in the event that it’s saved in your contacts. You can then mention the person.
In contrast to other messaging applications you don’t have to enter ‘@’ into iMessage to refer to anyone (although it can be used). However, typing their complete initials, their last names, or their entire name (as stored within your contact list) wherever in the message will do the trick. Be aware that it must be complete, i.e., you can’t type a partial first and last name.
When you type the name in full the name will turn gray.
Tap on their name or any other spot in the message box and their contact (name and photoor initials) will appear. Tap it to call them.
If there’s multiple people who shares identical names, then you’ll have the option to select the person you wish to highlight. Click on their name to choose them.
You could also make use of”@” to refer to someone else “@” symbol to refer to the name of someone. Enter”@” and then type “@” and follow it by their name. You can also enter their full initials, their last names, or their entire name to refer to them. By using the @ symbol, the name of the person will be mentioned when you type their name and add the space. When you mention someone and then click that “@” symbol would disappear. It’s the same as saying them in normal conversation.
If there are more than two individuals with identical names, even in this case, “@”, you must tap their names and then refer to them. In the absence of this, nobody will be mentioned.
NOTE: As of iOS 14.2, the ability to mention people won’t work if you’ve got their contact information saved using an emoticon. This was previously the case in iOS 14.1 and 14.1. This could be a glitch that will disappear in future updates. It could also be an intentional update. It’s possible that only time will determine.
What happens when you mention someone?
The way you talk to someone via iMessage is dependent on the circumstances. If the conversation is open, nothing happens other than their name appears in the message with bolder, blue lettering.
If the conversation is ended, the user might receive an email that reads “[Your Contact Info] Mentioned you – [Group Name]”. You’d have seen a hesitant “might” hanging out in the preceding sentence. We’ll discuss it shortly.
Clicking the notification will direct you to the exact message in which you mentioned them, regardless of how many messages are not read within the discussion. The message will display the name of their recipient in large, blue letters, indicating that you’ve spoken to them. The message bubble will be highlighted for a short time in dark gray prior to returning back to the normal.
Let’s get to the subject about the “might”. The likelihood that your contact will receive an email notification whenever you mention them is dependent on the settings they have. They’ll receive an email notification when they mention them even if they’re in a conversation set to DND however that’s not the extent of it. As default, the iMessage setting is set to send notifications for mentions, even if you opt to block alerts for conversations. If you haven’t fiddled with other setting, it’s a high possibility that they’ll receive the notification.
However, if they have all notifications for Messages completely turned off, or the phones (not talking to) is set to DND and they don’t receive an email notification about the mention.
Don’t smack the head of someone if they claim that they were not aware of the notification. They may not have received the message.
For other participants who are in the conversation, they’ll be able to see your name and the identity of anyone you mentioned in bold font, but there is nothing unique or distinctive about it.
We can stop someone from mentioning us?
There’s no way to stop people from mentioning you via iMessage at the moment; there’s no setting that you can disable. However, you can block notifications about mentions.
It is important to note that you are able to block alerts for mentions when the chat is also on DND. But we think that if the conversation not on DND and you receive notifications about mentions would be similar to notifications for messages from other conversations in the chat, and won’t bother you.
Navigate to the iPhone settings, then scroll down to ‘Messages’, then tap on it.
Settings for notifications will be displayed. Scroll down, and then switch off the toggle for “Notify Me”.
Attracting attention of other participants during a group chat can be a challenge. However, mentions in iMessage can make the job a lot easier. When you’re getting a lot of messages, and you’re unsure if someone else will see the message you want to send be able to see, you can simply make a note of them. It is also possible to mention several individuals in the same message the group chat.