@mentions for Groups in Box for iOS

@mentions for Groups in Box for iOS

Summary

The Box for iOS app is introducing the ability to @mention specific individuals in comments even if that person has been added to the file through a group and not individually.  Previously, only people who were directly added to a file (or a folder which contains that file) could be @mentioned in comments.  We’ve extended that to anyone who has collaborated access to the file.

 

The benefits of @mentioning are:

  • You can communicate with an individual collaborator directly.
  • You can give a specific collaborator context to a document.
  • It shortens the turnaround time for your goals around a file or folder.

Sample Scenario Before Fix

Tim invites a group named people@CompanyA.com to access file F, and Bob is part of people@CompanyA.com.  Tim wants to give Bob some additional information but doesn't wish to share that information with the entire group.  But Tim is unable to @mention Bob in a comment on file F using the Box iOS app, even though Bob has access to that file.

 

Sample Scenario After Fix

Tim invites a group named people@CompanyA.com to access file F, and Bob is part of people@CompanyA.com.  In the Box iOS app, Tim is able to @mention Bob in a comment on file F.

4 Comments
Box Employee
Status changed to: Coming Soon
 
New Contributor

AMAZING news!  Thank you!!

Box Certified Professional

This needs to happen immediately, not coming soon. Also needs to support Android. We have numerous users in the field needing to perform @mention commenting from mobile devices. The workaround we had for a fix to the group non-function, was adding users individually and that isn't working either. This is a basic function, totally frustrating.

Box Employee
Status changed to: Launched