Aha! Develop | How to use @ and # mentions

Teams can collaborate best when they are on the same page. To make sure that everyone working on your team has the right context and is included in the right conversations, you can use @ and # mentions to include specific users or records.

Using @ mention automatically adds a user as a watcher or a comment subscriber. Using # mention references many Aha! Develop record types.

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Mention a user

In the editor, type the @ key, then the first few characters of the person’s name to refine the list of suggestions. If there is more than one Aha! Develop user in your account with the first and last name you are searching for, you will see their email addresses.

Choose the user’s name from the list of suggestions.

By mentioning a fellow Aha! Develop user, they also automatically become watchers of the item or subscribers to the comment.

  • If a user is mentioned in a watchable item (feature, requirement, or release), they become a “watcher” of the record and will receive emails for updates to the record (including the one where they were mentioned).

  • If a user is mentioned in a comment, they become a subscriber to the comment conversation and receive the comment, plus any subsequent comments in the conversation.


Mention an Aha! Develop record type

There are many times when you want to mention specific Aha! records. In the text editor. Currently, you can # mention the following record types:

  • Notes

  • Teams

  • Releases

  • User stories

  • Epics

Let’s say you want to mention a feature. In the editor, type the # key, then the first few characters of the feature you want to call attention to. Choose the feature from the list of suggestions — it will insert a clickable yellow icon that links to the feature.

When typing record mentions, make sure to use the exact name or reference number of the record you want to mention. For example, typing "APP-12" will suggest the records "APP-12" and "APP-123," but not "APP-21."

  • Mentioning a record automatically creates a Relates to link between the records.

  • When a user clicks the link you have created, the referenced record's drawer will open for them if they have the appropriate user permissions to see that record.

You can customize the info that shows on a referenced record's yellow icon, such as the record's status or who it is assigned to. Right-click the record's icon to select which details show on all record mentions.