Here’s a thought. You open WhatsApp. You wish to confront someone about something in front of everyone in your WhatsApp group. So you address the issue at hand referring to someone in the message that you send in your group.
But what’s to say that the person you intend the message for, has been notified about the same? Because obviously he/she might have simply muted the group forever!
Or if you want that person to respond immediately on the group, how could you make sure of that, if the person has kept the group on mute?
Well, WhatsApp has probably brain-stormed about the different hassles involved in its conversation, be it in group or private chats, in the last few weeks.
Which is the same reason why it has installed its quote feature (to quote the message of someone you intend to respond to, in group chat) a couple of months ago, increased group’s capacity from 100 to 256 members.
And now, it has a fix for what we have discussed in the first two paras.
WhatsApp new feature which went live just yesterday, can now allow you to tag a person in particular in your message on Group Chat, doing which, will instantly send a notification to the said person.
HOW TO TAG SOMEONE IN A GROUP?
Start by typing the ” @ ” character and you’ll immediately see names of all the people in the group pop up in the menu.
It looks something like this.
I only needed to type @ and it presented all the group members’ names in pop-up menu, to choose from.
WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO TAG SOMEONE IN A WHATSAPP GROUP?
Now there’s two ways to go about this/ use this feature:
- To make sure that the person you wish to confront/address in group chat, actually gets notified about it, irrespective of whether or not that person muted the group.
- Or, it can just be used to annoy people, call people out in the group.
These are the only visible ways you would possibly want to tag group members. No kidding.
WHAT ARE THE OTHER POSSIBILITIES?
This feature can let you tag multiple people in your group message, using @ character before every name you choose.
You could even tag group members who are not in your contacts.