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Full Yammer experience in Microsoft Teams with Yammer Communities App


I am a big fan of most organisations having a workplace social platform, especially at times like these where lots of people are remote working for the first time and people need connection and communication. Here are my 6 reasons you should have a workplace social network, I won’t repeat them here.

I can appreciate how some people can get confused between Teams and Yammer and/or feel they want to live in “one app”. Now you can embed Yammer as an app right inside Teams. This feature is rolling out to tenants now.

The Yammer App for Microsoft Teams brings a fully interactive Yammer experience into Microsoft Teams. Replacing the need for a separate browser login or using the dedicated Yammer app.

Uses can get the app from the “Teams app store (Apps icon on the bottom right of the Teams client). Or admins could push the app to all users. After install, it will appear in the navigation left rail in Microsoft Teams. Users will need to right-click on the app icon and “pin” it to keep it on the left rail.

Interestingly the Yammer app is called “Communities” which is Microsoft’s new name for what were “Yammer Groups”. I wonder if this will confuse some users looking for “Yammer” on the left nav rail.


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Tom Arbuthnot

A Microsoft MVP and Microsoft Certified Master, Tom Arbuthnot is Principal Solutions Architect at Microsoft Collaboration specialists Modality Systems.

Tom stays up to date with industry developments and shares news and his opinions on his blog, Microsoft Teams Podcast and email list. He is a regular speaker at events around the world.

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