Use of @ symbol in Email ID and Social Media

If you have an email ID or you have seen someone's email ID, then you must have noticed that there is an @ symbol in every email ID. And nowadays @ is also used a lot on social media platforms like YouTube, Instagram, Facebook.

Let us now understand what is the importance of @ symbol in email id and social media and how to use it.

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Use of @ symbol in Email ID

An email ID consists of three components - the user's name, the @ symbol, and the domain address of the email client. Whether you create email ID on Gmail, Yahoo or on any service provider, you cannot put @ symbol in user name while creating email ID.

In every email address, the name of the user appears on the left side of the @ and the name of the email client appears on the right side. If you want to know from which email client your email ID was created, then look to the right of @. In the picture above, is written on the right side of @, which means this email id has been created on Gmail.

Use of @ symbol in Social Media

You can tag any person or company's social media account by using the @ symbol in social media. By doing this, your message gets shared directly with that person or company and your message gets shared with all the people who follow that person or company.

You can tag any channel on YouTube. You can tag any page or personal account on Instagram and Facebook. Apart from tagging, you can also use the @ symbol to search someone's social media account.


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