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The mention service offers developers the ability to allow members of the site to mention content within user-generated content. When posting a status message, for example, typing the @ symbol will cause the editor to search for content matching the text after the @ symbol and provide matches for selection:
Similarly, in rich text, suggestions are shown below the cursor while typing:
When a suggestion is accepted, the resulting post will turn the mention into a link to that content
Mentions can be displayed on-site using the mention widget extension, the Mentions In-Process API and Mention REST Endpoints. Zimbra Social supports displaying mentions for content types implementing the IMentionContainingContentType interface. The platform has built-in support in the rich text editor and <textarea></textarea>s decorated with the evolutionComposer jQuery plugin for detecting and embedding mentions of content implementing the IMentionableContentType interface.