Enhance communication with @mentions and polls

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Two additional ways to enhance communication are @mentions and polls:

  • @mentions     Notify other coworkers or groups and loop them into a conversation by @mentioning their name.

  • Polls     How often do you want to easily poll coworkers to gather feedback or make a decision? For example, ask for a box lunch preference for an all-day meeting, or vote among your teammates to make a key project choice.

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@Mention someone

  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 joined or click Discover more groups to search for another group.

  3. Post or reply to a message.

  4. Anywhere in your message, type the at sign (@) followed by a person's user name, or a group name.

  5. In the drop-down list of matching user names, select the appropriate person or group from the list. You can use the UP ARROW, DOWN ARROW, and ENTER keys.

Mentioning someone in a message

Poll your teammates

  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 joined or click Discover more groups to search for another group.

  3. At the top of the group, click Poll The Poll icon .

  4. In the Question box, type a short question.

  5. Enter the choices in the boxes that follow.

  6. Optionally, in the box at the bottom, you can add people outside the group, or one other group.

  7. Click Post.

A sample poll

How to instructions for your device

@Mention someone

  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 , tap My Networks at the top left, 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, and then search in the Search box to find another group.

  5. To see group messages, swipe up or down.

  6. Tap the message you want to reply, and then tap Reply.

  7. Type the message in the box. At the point where you want to mention someone, type @ Mention icon and the person’s name.

  8. Select a person form the list, or type a name in the search box.

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

Poll your teammates

The ability to poll your teammates is not available in the Yammer app.

@Mention someone

  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) in the left pane, or the Groups section from which you can tap or find a group.

  4. To see group messages, swipe up or down.

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

  6. Type the message in the box. At the point where you want to mention someone, type @ Mention icon and the person’s name.

  7. Select a person form the list, or type a name in the search box.

  8. When you're finished, tap Send.

Poll your teammates

The ability to poll your teammates is not available in the Yammer app.

@Mention someone

  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. To see group messages, swipe up or down.

  6. Do one of the following:

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

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

  7. Type the message in the box. At the point where you want to mention someone, tap Mention Mention icon .

  8. Select a person from the list, or type a name in the search box.

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

Poll your teammates

The ability to poll your teammates is not available in the Yammer app.

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