@ symbol is a pretty versatile tool in Notion. You can use it to create links to other pages in your workspace, mention another person to get their attention, add a date to a page, or set a reminder. We call this @-mentioning or @-tagging.
Note: If you just want to type a plain old
@ symbol without mentioning something, you can always hit
esc to dismiss the menu that pops up.
To reference and add an in-line link to another page inside a Notion page, type
@ followed by the page's title. You'll see a menu pop up that'll search for that page in real-time. Find the right one and press
enter. Now you and others can jump to the linked page directly.
Tip: Whenever you @-mention a page, a backlink is created automatically! Learn more about backlinks →
Mention someone on a page, in a discussion, or in a comment. Type
@ followed by the person's name. This sends them a notification that you want their eyes on something (they'll also see a red badge appear next to
All Updates in their sidebar). Handy for asking teammates for answers, suggestions, or ideas.
@, a menu pops up allowing you to search people's names in real-time. Press
enterto mention them on your page. It looks like this:
Note: If you @-mention someone on a page that they don't have access to (like one of your private pages), they will not be notified.
When you type
@ followed by a date (or the words today, tomorrow, or yesterday), you'll add an in-line timestamp to your page. For example, typing
@1/12 automatically adds a timestamp that looks like: January 12, 2019. Helpful for dating your work as needed.
Note: The words today, tomorrow, and yesterday turn into their corresponding numbered dates as time passes.