Chat Mentions Have Arrived!Aug 04 2014 · 5 comments · New Features
One of the most valuable aspects of the Twitch community is the interactions that happen in chat. We’re always trying to come up with new ways to make chat easier to use, and today we’re excited to announce chat mentions.
Now, when you want to mention someone directly in chat, just type @username to trigger an auto-suggested list of the first five users who match your entry. These users will be limited to the people who have participated in chat since you entered. Select the user you want to chat with, and then press enter.
When you mention someone, that user will see his or her name highlighted in chat, so it’s easier than ever to see when someone wants to chat with you one-to-one.