Slab's mentions allow you to add more context and connect content and users. Hover over a mention, and a preview will appear to provide additional information!
To mention another post: in the post editor, type
+ followed by the name of the post, or copy the other post's URL and paste it in.
Mention a specific post heading
You can mention a specific section in your post through a post heading mention:
Hover over the heading in the post
Click the 🔗 link icon to copy the heading link
Paste into your post
Creating a post from a mention
To create a new post, simply type
+ and start typing the title of the new post.
To mention a topic: in the post editor, type
+, followed by the name of the topic, or copy the other topic's URL and paste it in.
Teammate and group mentions
To mention another user: in the post editor, type
@, followed by their name or email. Groups can be mentioned in posts as well using the same method.
The mentioned teammate may get a notification if or when the post is published.
Integration mentions allow you to seamlessly integrate Slab into your workflow. When you copy and paste a link from a supported integration into a post, Slab automatically unfurls and displays additional information.
More information about integrations can be found here.
Not sure why your mention is showing an error? Let's dive into why it happens, and how to troubleshoot it.
Post and topic errors
If you hover over the mention and encounter an Inaccessible post or Inaccessible topic hovercard, this is because you do not have access to that post or topic; Or that the mentioned content is already deleted.
If you need access, try contacting your teammates who may have access to the post or topic mentioned.
You may notice that some integration mentions will stay as a link, rather than unfurling to reveal the details. This indicates there was a problem unfurling the link, and hovering over the mention will reveal the error:
For most errors, the hovercard will explain the issue and give you a solution to follow. However, if you receive an Is this link valid? error, this may be due to one of the following:
The mention does not exist, or you no longer have access
Fix: Open the mentioned link in your browser and make sure you can access it
The mention is tied to a different external account than the one integrated
Fix: Make sure your Slab is integrated with the right account. If you are not able to find out which account is integrated with your Slab:
Go to Team Settings → Integrations (Only admins can access this page. If you are not an admin, contact an admin in your organization.)
Find and remove the existing integration
Re-enable it and sign in with the correct account
If you cannot resolve a mention error, please share the issue with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.