Yammer: Community Header in Yammer Embed Feed

Previously, embedded community feeds did not surface the community name, description, or ability to join. In an effort to give users more context and ability to engage deeper with the feeds, we are adding the community name, description, and ability to join/leave at the top of the community feeds by default. When clicked, the community name will take users to the community page in Yammer.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 84955

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Yammer and SharePoint for Business: Yammer Conversations Web Part V3

We have updated the Yammer Conversations web part for SharePoint to add new configuration options including:

  • New horizontal layout – showcase Yammer conversations from your community, topic or user horizontally, making it easier to see many conversations at once
  • New filter option to show only Questions or All Conversations – showcase recent questions from a community or topic​
  • New configuration option to show or hide the Yammer publisher– curate the content displayed

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Post on behalf of capability coming to Yammer

This new “Post on behalf of another user” feature will allow Yammer users to assign other users in their network as their delegates. All users in the Yammer network will be able to add other users in the same network as their delegate.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 66500.

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Rich Yammer link previews in Teams chats

With this change, when inserting a link of a Yammer conversation in a public community from their canonical (home) network, users with the Yammer Communities app for Microsoft Teams installed will now get a rich preview directly in Teams.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82243

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Customize the properties for the Yammer Communities app in Teams

The Microsoft Teams admin will soon be able to customize the following properties for the Yammer Communities app in Teams within their tenant:

  • App name
  • App description
  • App icons
  • Accent color

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SharePoint news in the Yammer feed

Over the next few weeks, Yammer users will see SharePoint News in their Yammer Home Feed along with Yammer content. This new post type will show on both web and mobile.

The order of priority for content in the Yammer Home Feed is:

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Yammer retiring support for TLS 1.0\1.1

This message post is a reminder of the ongoing progress of retiring TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 protocols in Microsoft 365.

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Yammer: Essential Announcements

Having received customer feedback about not knowing how many members actually receive Yammer community announcements, we’re excited that this new Essential Announcements feature will allow Yammer community admins to achieve a guaranteed distribution of important community announcements via email for all community members. This will rollout to Yammer web and desktop.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70741.

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Yammer to retire support for Internet Explorer in August 2021

As previously announced by Microsoft in August 2020, along with other Microsoft 365 apps and services, Yammer will be retiring support for Internet Explorer 11 in August 2021. Customers should use the new Microsoft Edge, or another modern browser.  

Key points:

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Release of new Yammer Desktop experience and Retirement of existing Yammer Desktop App

As announced at Ignite and MC226941 (November ’20) the new Yammer experience and capabilities will now be available to our current Yammer Desktop App users, either through the Communities App in Teams or the new Yammer Desktop experience in the form of a Progressive Web App (PWA). The new installable Yammer Desktop Application (PWA) will be released by the end of March 2021 to all customers and the Communities App in Teams is already available for all users to download. We will be retiring the current Yammer Desktop Application on June 30th, 2021.

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