User mentions another user in Android posts

Increase user engagement with mentions in posts

Italo Orihuela
Italo Orihuela
Nov 1, 2023

One feature that has proven to be effective in fostering engagement is the use of mentions. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of implementing mentions in your Android posts using the Amity Social Cloud SDK. Whether you’re a seasoned developer or just starting out, this step-by-step guide will provide you with the knowledge you need to enhance your app’s user experience and boost engagement.


Before we begin, ensure that you have the following:

  1. A basic understanding of Android development.
  2. The latest version of Android Studio installed on your system.
  3. An Amity Social Cloud Portal account
  4. An Amity Social Cloud Console Account
  5. A UI or access to Amity Social Cloud UI Kits

Note: If you haven’t already registered for an Amity Social Cloud account, we recommend following our comprehensive step-by-step guide in the Amity Portal to create your new network.

Step 1: Understanding Mentions

Mentions are a powerful tool that allows users to tag other users in posts. This feature is commonly used in social media platforms to draw attention to specific content or updates. In the Amity SDK, mentions can be implemented in a variety of ways, depending on your application’s needs and user experience.

Step 2: Creating a Post with Mentions

Creating a post with mentions in Android is a straightforward process. You can easily mention users when creating a post by including their user IDs in the mention user parameter. Additionally, you need to define metadata for mention rendering. Here’s a simple example of how to do this:

Step 3: Updating a Post with Mentions

Updating a post with mentions is also a simple process. You can easily add mentions to their post updates, but it will not notify the relevant users. To remove mentions, you can provide an empty JSON object for the metadata parameter, and an empty list for the mention users parameter. Here’s how to do it:

Step 4: Managing Mentions

Managing mentions effectively is crucial for maintaining a positive user experience. Always ensure that the “mention” feature is used appropriately and not abused. Monitor the usage of mentions in your app and take necessary actions if needed.

Final Thoughts

Implementing mentions in your Android posts is a great way to boost user engagement and foster collaboration within your app. With Amity Social Cloud SDK, you can easily add this feature to your app and take your user experience to the next level. Remember, the key to a successful app is a great user experience, and features like mentions can significantly contribute to that!