What happens with an @ mention in a pin?

I wasn’t quite sure what happened when I @mentioned another pinner in a pin caption, so I tested it today. When I typed the “@” symbol, followed by my other account name, Pinterest started displaying a list of possible pinners. I selected the one I wanted, and Pinterest inserted the full User Name into the pin’s description.

Pin with @ mention

Pin with @ mention to my other account.

When I checked the email associated with the other account, I found this message:

@mention email content

What a recipient sees with an @mention from a pin.

Now you know, too. If you repin pins that have @mentions of other pinners, delete the @+name and spare them one more email.

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