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DeviantART is a massive community, with 1.5 million comments contributing to inspirational and stimulating conversations each day. With the sheer amount of interaction taking place at any given time, we want to ensure you can make the most of your conversations, drawing friends in and bringing people together.

Mentions: Connecting People

Mentions are a new, highly requested feature that makes engaging friends and artists in conversation more dynamic than ever before.

What is a Mention?

A Mention is when a deviant’s username, icon, or artwork is included in a comment or Journal. Mentions create links to the deviants or artwork you include, allowing you to highlight artists and engage deviants with ease.

Links to pages on deviantART can quickly be distinguished by their bold, dark-blue color, while external links are darker and have an arrow indicating you are leaving deviantART.

Deviants you mention are notified in the new Mentions section of the Message Center, making engaging and involving others in conversation a simple, hassle-free experience.

How to Mention

There are four ways to mention a deviant.

Displays as
:thumbdeviation id:

(Found on the deviation page.)

Using Mentions Effectively

Mentions can be used to quickly and easily feature artists or help organize events:
  • When submitting artwork in which you’ve used resources to create, you can credit the resource provider in your Artist’s Comments. The deviant will be notified once the artwork is submitted to deviantART.
  • When in the middle of a conversation, you can bring people into a discussion, or reference comments made by another deviant in the midst of that discussion, to get that deviant's perspective as well.
  • When featuring artwork, the featured artists will be notified right when your feature is posted.

Important Notes

  • Mentions notifications are not sent for items located in private areas, such as in or the Admin Areas of Groups.
  • Mentions notifications can be enabled or disabled from the Settings page.
  • Mentions notifications can be disabled for individual deviations. To do so, click the arrow button that appears on the top right corner of a Mentions notification for the deviation you want disabled. From there, select "Ignore future mentions of...", and Mentions will be disabled for that deviation.

Try it now! Share a few kind words about your favorite deviants in the comments below, using @username to mention them!

We're proud to announce the launch of Mentions, a new, highly requested feature that notifies you when your username or deviations are featured by other deviants! Additionally, you can now link to deviants using the @ symbol!
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NitroGoblin Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How do you find mentions you accidently deleted by mistake?
DuskBloodDuskStar 11 hours ago  Student Digital Artist
Exact same question I have.
GracefulJewel Mar 11, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artist
Thank you so much! This helped a lot!

scarynoodle Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I've got a question:
If I upload something to my stash and I mention someone in the description of the picture will this person get notified? :? (Confused) 
:iconwreckling: is a private area, so no notifications are sent from there. However, if you include that username in your description and then publish it to deviantART, they will be mentioned then. :)
scarynoodle Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, okay. Thanks for answering! :D
MjaxMajoran Feb 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Blaussi is an amazing artist, deserves more credit than she gets ;)
moonlight-fox Feb 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I noticed that when I used add media from my page instead of manually adding thumbs the owner doesn't seem to get notified?
GracefulJewel Feb 15, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artist
I don't understand how to mention someone with an icon... ~Grace
Hi there! You can mention someone with an icon by using :iconusername:, so for example, I would type in :icongracefuljewel: and it would display your icon like so: :icongracefuljewel:

That particular use won't send a mention notification, as I am replying directly to you, but if I were talking to someone else, it would send you a mention notification. I hope that helps! :)
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