The new feature allows you to mention people and companies in status updates and conversations in a similar way to Facebook or Twitter. When you start typing in your status entry box a name that appears in your connections or comments a dropdown menu will appear and you can click them into your post.
The person you have added to your post will then get a notification alerting them to the post and the mention.
This will remove a lot of friction from the current arrangements and enable a more real-time dialog to occur. Take a look at the slide share below to walk through the process.
How does it work?
Begin by typing the name of a connection or a company in your status update box or a comment field on the Homepage.
Select someone from the list of your connections that appear in the drop-down, complete your status or comment and post it.
The person or company you mentioned will receive a notification alerting them that they have been mentioned.