How to use Twitter, Mention

by Prashant Kumar Sharma

What is a mention?

A mention is any Twitter update that contains @username in the body of the tweet.

People frequently search for their user name (@username) to find the tweets that mentioned their user name anywhere in the tweet, rather than just the beginning. To make it easier, include mentions under the replies tab. If you include more than one person in your update and you use the @username format, that person will also see the update in their replies tab.

How do replies and mentions work ?

All tweets containing @username are collected for you, accessible by a link in your sidebar. Click on your user name to see all replies made to you, and mentions of your user name.

Replies and mentions must use the user name in order to appear in the original person’s replies tab. All replies and mentions will appear excepting replies from people you’ve blocked.

Please note:

  • People will only see replies in their home time line if they are following both the sender and recipient of the update.
  • People will see mentions in their timeline even if they don’t follow the person mentioned – as long as they follow the sender, they’ll see the mention in their timeline (It’s treated like a regular Tweet.)
  • People with protected accounts cannot send replies to people who aren’t following them, and mentions won’t be seen by non-followers either.



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