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According to the official Twitter Help Center a mention is "any Twitter update that contains "@username" anywhere in the body of the Tweet".

Users will often see hundreds or thousands of tweets a day in their Twitter feed. Mentioning a user in your tweet means they will be able to see it in their "@ Connect" section on the top of the Twitter page.

You would usually mention a user if you are directing the Twitter update (tweet) to that specific user OR you want them in particular to see this tweet.

If you include more than one @username in your tweet, all of those users will see the Tweet in their "@ Connect" section.

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How do you use mention in Twitter?

To mention someone on Twitter, type @ followed by the person's username. For example - @myusername

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Even though the account is protected, you can still mention people normally by writing their username (@username) in your tweet.

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Mentioning a person means you include their username in your tweet. This is in the form of '@username'

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Yes, it will still appear in their @mentions tab.

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nope. You can't send them direct messages but you can mention them on one of your tweets.

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if your profile is privatised than no but if its not privatised then yes they can

Why do you have to put the at symbol before someones name on Twitter?

Because it's called an "at" reply, or a mention. So they use the @ symbol.

Can people that don't follow you on Twitter but you mention see your tweets?

If your profile/tweets are not protected then anyone can see your tweets.When you mention someone in your tweet, that tweet will always appear in their @replies tab whether they are following you or not.

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All what happens is that you can't favorite or retweet their tweets, but when you mention them, it won't show up in their notifications.

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Unfortunately this isn't possible as anyone can mention your username in a tweet. You can only block individual users, not everyone.

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If you mention someone in a tweet, it can still be seen by everyone. Only direct messages are private.

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