“Mention” in the context of social media refers to the act of including someone’s username, handle, or profile name in a post, comment, or reply. By mentioning another user, you bring their attention to the content or engage them in a conversation. Typically, mentioning someone is done by using the “@” symbol followed by their username (e.g., @username).
When you mention someone on social media, they may receive a notification, alerting them to your message or post, depending on the platform’s settings. Mentioning is commonly used for tagging friends, colleagues, or influencers in posts, attributing credit, or initiating discussions with specific individuals or groups. It is a way to connect and engage directly with other users on social media platforms.