Thanks for bringing this up. We have a report: Use Groups in @mentions and Sharing which the dev team equates to Extend 'Mentions' to work with groups as well. Your input is welcome on these tickets and if you do vote or comment you will be notified when there is progress on them.
The workaround is to create users with the group distribution lists as email addresses. Then Confluence thinks you are sharing with a user and will resolve the name in the Share pulldown and associate it with the distribution list email. One comment expresses it this way:
We created user accounts mapped to the group email addresses so you can use them in mentions. The users need to have permissions to the spaces where they will be used either by adding them to specific groups (this can be tricky since you don't want to give them more permissions than the individuals in the group) or explicitly permissioning them to the spaces. To make it look more like a group in the UI we updated the avatar for the users to be a group icon.
I attended Atlassian Summit 2019 and learned a lot from the presenters, attendees and knowledgeable Atlassian product managers. The presentations I attended focused on applying Agile, pla...
Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!Find an event
Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!
Unfortunately there are no Community Events near you at the moment.Host an event
You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local event. Learn more about Community Events