Tumblr Announces @Mentions for Users

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Popular microblogging platform Tumblr announced on Tuesday users will be able to directly mention others on the site, reports Mashable, a feature many Tumblr enthusiasts have requested. The Yahoo-owned platform’s change will make Tumblr more of a social network.

Here’s how it works: When inside a Tumblr post, simply type the “@” symbol before someone’s username to tag the person. Tumblr reports these notifications will now appear for others both in-stream on the main Dashboard as well as on the “Activity” page, where users can see things like follows, likes, and reblogs, among other things, according to TechCrunch.

Originally popularized by Twitter, the @ mention feature has been adopted by Facebook, Instagram and, most recently, LinkedIn. Users can utilize hashtags on Tumblr as well.



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