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Status: Gathering Kudos

It would be nice to allow for editing the mention name so we can choose to 

  • have both first name and last name as of today (@John Doe)
  • remove the last name in order to keep the first name only (@John)

This is available on some apps today like MS Teams and work as this :

  • start by typing @ and that will trigger an autocomplete with names like today
  • when you select a name the text is completed and full name mentioned put in bold
  • if you press backspace to delete, first the last name is removed and not the whole name/mention as of today
  • to fully delete the mention, press backspace again to remove the remaining first name 

Why ?

  • It always feels weird to be mentioned with full first and last name, especially when someone replies in a comment thread.
Status changed to: Gathering Kudos
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Thanks for submitting your idea to @ mention others by only their first names. It has been reviewed by our moderation team and is now open to voting.

STRAVA | Community Hub Team


Some platforms also allow us to delete the first name and leave the last name, either by 1) moving the cursor after the first name before hitting ⌫ Backspace; or 2) by moving the cursor before the first name then hitting ⌦ Delete. Some of us actually refer to some friends by their last name for various reasons, not least of which because we may know 20 Johns or Michaels.