I use Discourse as a community forum for people trying to stop drinking alcohol. One issue we have as a group is our need to talk to someone quickly when triggered to drink alcohol. We couldn’t find a way for this to work on Discourse, so we created a WhatsApp Group. It works. Someone posts and notifications are immediately received on our mobile device. Pure and simple. However, people are having more conversations on WhatsApp than on the forum, and I have been discouraging this, but then people want Discourse to be more like WhatsApp.
Is there a way for a mobile user to receive notifications of posts that mention their names, private messaging in the way that WhatsApp does?