The "@" a CN user feature can also be seen as tagging a user. Users can be tagged in posts and reflections. However, not everyone can always see something that you tag them in, similar to Facebook or other social media sites; they must have certain "permissions" to see content they are tagged or "@" in.
First, to @ a CN member, you need to know their name or their CN#. To learn more about the CN# and what it is used for, check out our CN# helpdesk article.
To tag a person, simply put the '@' symbol in front of their CN#, like this. "Hi, @AW203 check this out." If you don't know their CN#, then you can start to type the user's name. After typing @, you will be prompted to search for a user by their name or CN#.
After the post or reflection is created, the '@' should disappear, and the CN# will turn into a link to the tagged user, similar to popular social media platforms like Facebook. See the example below:
The advantage of tagging is that the person being tagged will receive CN notifications that bring their attention to the corresponding content.
Please note that because posts in CN have visibility restrictions, you should be careful tagging people on reflections of posts that they do not have permission to view. CN allows users to tag anyone on their posts. The tagged person can view the post regardless of its visibility setting. However, if you tag someone in a reflection of a post that they do not have permissions to view, they will not be able to view the post or your reflection.