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 platformâ€™s change will make Tumblr more of a social network.
Hereâ€™s how it works: When inside a Tumblr post, simply type the â€ś@â€ť symbol before someoneâ€™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 â€śActivityâ€ť 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.