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Using chat mentions and slash commands Follow

Overview

You can use chat mentions to notify certain users in a channel or group chat. The users being mentioned will see a notification unless they changed their notification settings. You can also use chat mentions to link to a channel.

Slash commands allow you to quickly perform an action by typing a forward slash (/) in a 1-on-1, channel, or group chat.

This article covers:

Prerequisites

  • Zoom desktop client for Windows, macOS, or Linux: 5.2.0 or higher
  • Zoom mobile app for Android or iOS: 5.2.0 or higher

Chat mentions

Note: A space is only automatically appended to the mention if you enter several sequential mentions. In all other cases, a space is not automatically appended.

@all: Notify all members of a channel, regardless of if they are active or not. If you're using @all in a channel with 1,000 members or more, you need to confirm before you notify all members of the channel.

@[user's profile name]: Notify a user. After sending the message, you can click the mention to start a direct chat thread with the user. 

#[channel name]: Insert a link to another channel. The link is only accessible by members of the channel being link to. For example, inserting #General will link to the channel called General. Only members of the General channel will be able to click the link.

Inserting chat mentions

  1. Sign in to the Zoom desktop client or mobile app.
  2. Select a chat thread.
  3. Enter the first character of the mention (@ or #).
    Zoom will display a list of mentions.


  4. Enter a few characters to search through users or channels, then click or tap a mention from the list. On desktop, you can also use your arrow keys to select a mention then press Enter.
    Note:
    • A space is only automatically appended to the mention if you enter several sequential mentions.
    • If you inserted a user mention in the Windows or macOS client, you can press Backspace to only include the first name while retaining the mention.
  5. Continue composing your message.
  6. Press Enter to send.

Slash commands

/call: Make a Zoom Phone call with a user or room in your contacts directory. The user or room must have a Zoom Phone license to receive the call. You can also call the user if they added a verified phone number to their profile.

/zoom: Start an instant meeting with a user or room in your contacts directory.

Using slash commands

Note: Slash commands can be run from any chat thread. To avoid sending messages by mistake, use your personal chat space to run slash commands.

  1. Sign in to the Zoom desktop client or mobile app.
  2. Select a chat thread.
  3. Enter a forward slash (/).
    Zoom will display a list of slash commands.
  4. Click or tap a slash command from the list. On desktop, you can also use your arrow keys to select a command then press Enter.
  5. Enter a few characters to search through users or rooms, then click or tap a user or room from the list. On desktop, you can also use your arrow keys to select a command then press Enter.
  6. Press Enter run the command.