@mention someone in Microsoft Teams with Power Automate

How to @mention someone in Microsoft Teams using Power Automate

How many time have I seen people want to @mention someone in Microsoft Teams using Power Automate? Many Time!

Why to mention someone in Microsoft Teams

Ok, this is such a common scenario where you want to use Microsoft Teams to alert a person while your flow is running.

Quite a lot of consultancies for example organise stand-ups in Teams by sending a daily post to a team. Being able to alert people that the daily post is there can be quite important.

Or for example a long running flow does all sorts of things and then some people need to be alerted that the process is complete or that it has failed.

Running a flow to mention someone in Microsoft Teams

Today I noticed the Get @mention token for a user action. Why would this action exist if you can’t mention a person?

@mention in Power Automate

The development steps

Well, it is as simple as selecting the action Get @mention token for a user and then select the user that you want to mention.

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Then use the Pots a message(V3) to post the action and use @mention from the dynamic content.

And that is it!

Advanced mode

It’s time for the bonus. Did you notice in the above screenshot the advanced mode option on the Get @mention token for a user action? The little icon with the two arrows.

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In advanced mode you can supply an email address for a user. I tried to see if I could put extra logic in their but that doesn’t seem to be possible yet.

This has been such a missing feature for so long that this is a great additional action to the Microsoft Teams connector in Power Automate. One of my posts from 2018 already mentioned the missing @mention feature but now it is there.

3 thoughts on “How to @mention someone in Microsoft Teams using Power Automate

  1. commented on July 7, 2020 by Ryan Robinson

    Thanks! I tried to do this a while ago and either it wasn’t available yet or I just missed it, but this is helpful.

    • commented on July 7, 2020 by Pieter Veenstra

      Last week I was getting close to make this work through a MS Graph call, but i got stuck on the permission for Power Automate. From Graph explorer however it then already worked.

      So I’m assuming that this is using that API now. I’m quite sure that this has been introduced very recently.

  2. commented on July 23, 2020 by Xavier Donat

    I was about to ask how to @mention someone in Microsoft Teams using Power Automate 🙂

    That’s exactly what I was looking for, worked like a charm.
    Thanks a lot.
    Xavier Donat

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