Mentions are enabled by the Mentions app. By default, the Mentions app is enabled globally. However, this can be enabled or disabled either globally or per site.
Configuring Mentions on a Global Scope¶
To access the global Mentions settings for your Virtual Instance:
Open the Menu ().
Navigate to Control Panel → Configuration.
Click Instance Settings.
Click Community Tools.
Click Mentions on the left menu.
By default, all users are allowed to mention fellow site members and friends. To fine tune these options, select Define Mentions Capability for Users and specify the settings you want.
The Mentions app has been configured globally.
Configuring Mentions in a Site¶
Site administrators can enable or disable Mentions for a site.
Open the Product Menu (), then click the compass icon () on the Site Administration menu. This opens the Select Site dialog.
Click on [your site name] → Configuration.
In the Social tab, expand the Mentions section.
Switch the toggle to YES or NO under Allow Users to Mention Other Users.
Click Save when finished.
Mentions has been configured at the site scope.