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Communicate in groups

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Yammer is organized largely by groups. The All Company group is the default group everyone can post to. A group can be dedicated to a particular subject, team, department, or project. Groups are a great way to get work done with a team or to stay informed about a topic. Most groups are public and easy to join, but some are private and require approval.

In a group, you can reply to a message to further the dialog, provide useful information or insight, ask questions, provide answers, and highlight best practices for others to see. Post a message by sharing something useful, interesting, and likely to spur more conversation. Replying and posting also encourages contributions from your coworkers. Finally, get through group updates quickly, by using number indicators and the Next Group prompt.

Join a group

  1. Sign in to Office 365 with your work or school account, and then on the app launcher App launcher button , click Yammer.

  2. In the left pane click a group that you have already joined.

  3. To find other groups, at the bottom of the left pane, click Discover more groups.

  4. In the Suggested groups dialog box, click a group, or click View more groups.

  5. To see a complete list, click All groups.

  6. When you find a group that interests you, click the group.

  7. At the top of the right pane, click Join Group.

  8. If the group is private and membership approval is required, click REQUEST TO JOIN.

Typical questions one might ask in Yammer

Reply to a person

  1. Sign in to Office 365 with your work or school account, and then on the app launcher App launcher button , click Yammer.

  2. In the left pane click a group that you have already joined.

  3. To find other groups, at the bottom of the left pane, click Discover more groups.

  4. Scan the list of posts and replies, which are listed from newest to oldest.

  5. To reply to a person, click Reply Reply icon .

    Replying to a person

    If there are already several replies, make sure you’re replying to the person you intend to. At the top of the Reply box, Yammer tells you who you’re replying to.

Post a message

  1. Sign in to Office 365 with your work or school account, and then on the app launcher App launcher button , click Yammer.

  2. In the left pane click a group that you have already joined.

  3. To find other groups, at the bottom of the left pane, click Discover more groups.

  4. At the top of the group, click Update, and then enter a message.

    Posting a new message
  5. When you're finished, click Post.

Scan for new group activity

  1. Sign in to Office 365 with your work or school account, and then on the app launcher App launcher button , click Yammer.

  2. In the left navigation pane, notice the numbers next to a group name that act as real-time indicators alerting you to currently active groups.

    A Groups list with alert numbers
  3. When you’re done with a group, The Next Group notification at the bottom of the group conversation prompts you to move on to other active groups.

    The Next prompt at the bottom of the Group messages

How to instructions for your device

Join a group

  1. Make sure you have installed the Yammer app.

  2. In the apps list, tap Yammer Yammer Icon , and then log in with your work or school account.

    Note: To view a different network, tap Menu Menu icon at the top left, tap My Networks, and then tap the name.

  3. Tap Menu Menu icon at the top left of the MY GROUPS section, and then tap See All.

  4. In the Search box, type a subject phrase, such as “hobby” or “marketing”, that matches a group name.

  5. In the search results, tap a group name.

  6. Tap JOIN.

Reply to a person

  1. Make sure you have installed the Yammer app.

  2. In the apps list, tap Yammer Yammer Icon , and then log in with your work or school account.

    Note: To view a different network, tap Menu Menu icon , at the top left tap My Networks, and then tap the name.

  3. Tap Menu Menu icon at the top left of the MY GROUPS section.

  4. Tap a group name that you have joined, or tap See All to find another group.

  5. Tap the message you want, and then click Reply.

    Tip: If there are several replies to a post, make sure you’re replying to the person you want.

  6. When you're finished, tap Send Send share invitation .

Post a message

  1. Make sure you have installed the Yammer app.

  2. In the apps list, tap Yammer Yammer Icon , and then log in with your work or school account.

    Note: To view a different network, tap Menu Menu icon , at the top left tap My Networks, and then tap the name.

  3. Tap Menu Menu icon at the top left of the MY GROUPS section.

  4. Tap a group name that you have joined, or tap See All to find another group.

  5. Tap Write Write icon , and then type a message.

  6. When you're finished, tap Send Send share invitation .

Scan for new group activity

The ability to follow a topic is not available in the Yammer app.

Join a group

  1. Make sure you have installed the Yammer app.

  2. In the apps list, tap Yammer Yammer Icon , and then log in with your work or school account.

    Note: To view a different network, tap Settings Settings: update your profile, install software and connect it to the cloud (on iPad) or More More (on iPhone) for My Networks, and then tap the name.

  3. Tap Top Conversations (on iPad) or Feed Feed icon (on iPhone), or the Groups section from which you can tap or find a group.

  4. In the Search box, type a subject phrase, such as “hobby” or “marketing” that matches a group name.

  5. In the search results, tap a group name.

  6. Tap Join.

Reply to a person

  1. Make sure you have installed the Yammer app.

  2. In the apps list, tap Yammer Yammer Icon , and then log in with your work or school account.

    Note: To view a different network, tap Settings Settings: update your profile, install software and connect it to the cloud (on iPad) or More More (on iPhone) for My Networks, and then tap the name.

  3. Tap Top Conversations (on iPad) or Feed Feed icon (on iPhone), or the Groups section from which you can tap or find a group.

  4. Tap the message you want, and then click Reply.

    Tip: If there are several replies to a post, make sure you’re replying to the person you want.

  5. When you're finished, tap Send.

Post a message

  1. Make sure you have installed the Yammer app.

  2. In the apps list, tap Yammer Yammer Icon , and then log in with your work or school account.

    Note: To view a different network, tap Settings Settings: update your profile, install software and connect it to the cloud (on iPad) or More More (on iPhone) for My Networks, and then tap the name.

  3. Tap Top Conversations (on iPad) or Feed Feed icon (on iPhone), or the Groups section from which you can tap or find a group.

  4. Tap Post Post icon , and then type a message.

  5. When you're finished, tap Post.

Scan for new group activity

The ability to follow a topic is not available in the Yammer app.

Join a group

  1. Make sure you have installed the Yammer app.

  2. In the apps list, tap Yammer Yammer Icon , and then log in with your work or school account.

    Note: To view a different network, click More Mobile More Menu icon , tap networks, and then tap the name.

  3. Swipe left or right until you see the group section.

  4. In the Search box, type a subject phrase, such as “hobby” or “marketing”, that matches a group name.

  5. In the search results, tap a group name.

  6. Click More Mobile More Menu icon , and then click join group.

Reply to a person

  1. Make sure you have installed the Yammer app.

  2. In the apps list, tap Yammer Yammer Icon , and then log in with your work or school account.

    Note: To view a different network, click More Mobile More Menu icon , tap networks, and then tap the name.

  3. Swipe left or right until you see the group section.

  4. Tap a group name that you have joined, or click search for groups to find another group.

  5. Tap the message you want, and then click Reply Reply icon .

    Tip: If there are several replies to a post, make sure you’re replying to the person you want.

  6. When you're finished, click Send Send email icon .

Post a message

  1. Make sure you have installed the Yammer app.

  2. In the apps list, tap Yammer Yammer Icon , and then log in with your work or school account.

    Note: To view a different network, click More Mobile More Menu icon , tap networks, and then tap the name.

  3. Swipe left or right until you see the group section.

  4. Tap a group name that you have joined, or click search for groups to find another group.

  5. Tap Plus New document icon , and then type a message.

  6. When you're finished, click Send Send email icon .

Scan for new group activity

The ability to follow a topic is not available in the Yammer app.

Want more?

Create a group

A group can be dedicated to a subject, team, department, or project.

I join groups to get work done with a team or stay informed about our business.

In the left pane I can click a group I’ve already joined.

To see suggested groups, I click Discover more groups.

To see a complete list of groups, I click View more groups, and then I click the All groups tab.

When I find a group I want to join, such as Marketing Campaigns, I select it, and then click Join Group.

On a regular basis, I reply to group conversations to help keep the dialog going.

In the New Products group, I reply to Sara Davis to answer her question.

Whenever I reply, I make sure it’s the right person by confirming it at the top of the box.

Now, I’ll post a message to spur more conversation.

At the top of the group, I click Update, and then enter a new message.

Then I click Post.

Finally, I go through my group conversations each day, so I keep up-to-date.

These numbers next to the group names let me know that there are new messages in the group.

When I’m done reading the messages in one group, I can click Next Group to move on to other active groups.

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