Microsoft announced some important updates for its enterprise collaboration tool, Yammer, yesterday. These new Yammer experiences are designed to enhance employee engagement across Microsoft 365 and make corporate communications more impactful.
The first new feature coming soon to Yammer is the ability to share SharePoint pages with Yammer communities. With this feature, users will be able to create new posts, polls, questions, and praise their colleagues directly from SharePoint pages. The company has also introduced the full fidelity Yammer publishing experiences. This should allow users to add rich text and images to their Yammer content and customize it according to their needs.
Next up, the company has started rolling out a new Yammer tab within Microsoft Teams. The update brings the new Yammer experiences, including modern styling and features for Teams users. In addition, Yammer will add the ability to use the new embed function for adding the new styling and capabilities to a webpage.
Yammer has picked up a visual redesign for hashtags and topics. As a part of this redesign effort, users will now be able to open a community search results page by click on a specific hashtag. Furthermore, Yammer will soon let users post a hashtag without automatically adding a topic. This feature will be generally available later this month. You can check out the blog post to learn more about upcoming updates.
Yammer's improved virtual event viewing experience is also available from today. This update allows users to collapse pinned conversations to focus on new conversations. Users will now be able to view conversation threads in a brand new feed. Moreover, Yammer has added a side-by-side viewer to make it easier to engage in a conversation while watching the video.
Last but not least, Microsoft has announced its plans to ship some updates to insights for conversations and events and new Yammer features in the coming months. Meanwhile, the Yammer team is working to improve the integration between Yammer, Microsoft Teams, and SharePoint.
It is worth noting that some of these new Yammer experiences are starting to roll out now for Microsoft 365 subscribers, and the rest should be available to users around the globe in the next few months.