Android/iOS: Open Discord > Tap on the hamburger menu in the upper-left corner > Click on the bell icon to open ‘Notifications’ > Tap and open the ‘Mentions’ tab.
Desktop: Open Discord > Click on the box icon in the top-right corner > Check the ‘Mentions’ panel.
If you're an active member of multiple Discord servers, you surely notice it's difficult to keep track of all your conversations and reply to everyone. Discord does offer a 'Mention' feature, but not all Discord users find it easy to locate the feature and know how to use it.
Personally, I joined Discord recently, and I found it a bit difficult to use, since I haven't used a similar platform before, and Discord's UI is a bit different than all other social media platforms.
I struggled a bit to find the 'Mentions' section and learn how to use the filters to my advantage, but after you grasp it, you'll find it easy to use.
In this article, I'll cover how you can check mentions on Discord from any device, how to use the mentions filters, and how to manage the @everyone mentions on your servers.
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The easiest way to get a hold of someone in big Discord servers is to mention them. When there are new messages coming in constantly, it's difficult to notice someone trying to talk to you without using Discord’s '@' feature.
To mention a user, you need to type in @username, and the person will receive a notification that they've been mentioned by you. For example, to tag someone whose username is John#1234, you need to type in @John#1234.
Discord has two more special mentions: @everyone and @here. The @everyone tag mentions all users that are a part of the Discord channel you're texting, while @here only mentions the users that are online at the moment in the channel.
Discord has a separate section where users can see all their mentions. Below, we'll explain how you can find your mentions using both an Android and an iOS device.
Follow these steps:
The following steps are the same for both device types; the only difference is that iOS users need to toggle a switch, while Android users need to check a box. Follow these steps:
If you want to check the exact text where you've been mentioned, you can use the mentions section to jump right to the text.
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When someone uses the @everyone mentioning feature, all channel members will receive a notification, even if they have their notifications muted.
This option can easily get abused, and the channel can quickly turn into a spam channel, so it might be best to turn the feature off altogether.
Note: Making these changes will only be applied to a single server. To make changes to all servers you're in, you'll need to do it for each server separately.
Follow these steps:
Learning how to mute @everyone, and @here, and how to manage mentions altogether can come in handy when you're the one responsible for managing a Discord server.
In this article, we covered what mentions are, how to check them, and how to disable mentioning features on Discord.