I had previous asked about inviting an user to a chat group:

Is there a way to invite a user to chat

Extending this I saw that stackoverflow has a way of inviting an user who is already part of a chat room, is there a way to send a message to the user to join on chat (@ mentions sometime do the trick but mostly I do not see @{!user_name} bringing in the user)

Inviting a user to chat from the profile page?

  • rao, would you please test this on me to see if it shows up in my message feed by making a comment in the chat room to @crmprogdev? Curious minds & such...
    – crmprogdev
    Aug 4, 2014 at 14:21
  • @crmprogdev just did :) a test message from chat, you should have 2 messages show up in your notifications, if @ mention works from chat
    – Rao
    Aug 4, 2014 at 16:26
  • Unfortunately, I only saw this message. :(
    – crmprogdev
    Aug 4, 2014 at 17:08
  • yep until you are in the chat room (I don't think it matters which room you are in, but you should be atleast in one of the rooms) the @mentions don't work.
    – Rao
    Aug 4, 2014 at 17:12
  • Was a useful exercise to confirm where it works and and does work plus to discover how difficult it can be to find the relocated chat link in our new interface!
    – crmprogdev
    Aug 5, 2014 at 14:01


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