Starting RIGHT NOW, all Android users of the SparkPeople mobile app can tag their friends and invite them into a Community Feed conversation. (Don’t worry website and iOS users--this function will be coming to you in the next few weeks.)
It’s easy: All you need to do to tag your friends is to type the @ symbol and start spelling out your friend’s username. After a character or two, we’ll start to suggest SparkPeople members you’re connected with--or members who have already replied to the conversation you’re taking part in--and you can tap to tag that member as quick as can be!
If your friend is also on Android and they have notifications enabled for our app, they’ll get a message that they’ve been mentioned in a conversation. If your friend clicks on the message they’ll be taken to the wherever in the discussion you tagged them, where they can reply right away.
It’s a great way to dig deeper into subjects you’re interested about and keep your friends accountable. And it’s also a great way to meet new friends, right there in the community feed: If you see an “@” symbol before a member’s username, you can click on it and check out their SparkPage, right there in the app. :)
We will be rolling out this functionality to iOS users toward the end of this month, and to all users by early June. (If you don’t use the app, we’ll send you email notifications whenever you’re tagged.) So make sure to turn your notifications on for our app so you don’t get left out of the conversation!
If you have any questions about this feature, ask away in the comments below, and we’ll be sure to get back to you!
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