How to at mention a specific slack account in a channel from automated workflow?

Faith P
Faith P
edited 06/14/22 in Add Ons and Integrations

I just set up my workflow so that when a predecessor task is complete, it sends an alert on my team's slack channel. The intent of the notification is to alert the {{Assigned To}} team member that they can start their assigned task.

Is there a way to @mention the team member specifically using their slack account name? I tried manually adding their @name in the Custom Message, but it shows up as plain text in Slack, therefore they did not get the ping when the notification was posted.

Has anyone been able to do this?