Attend a live event in Yammer

A live event in Yammer includes a live video and a Yammer discussion, so that you can post questions or comments before, during, or after the event.

  1. Go to the Yammer group where the event is occurring, and under Group Events, click the event card to go to the event page.

    Yammer Group Events section showing a live event

  2. Depending on how the live event was set up, you may see one of two experiences in Yammer:

    • If this is what you see in Yammer, watch the video and participate in the discussion directly from Yammer on web, Desktop, or mobile (iOS and Android).

      View a live event in Stream

      When you scroll to move through the discussion, the video remains docked in the lower corner.

      Here's what it looks like on a mobile device when you scroll down the event page and the video is docked.

      Yammer live event on a mobile device

      You can also view the video from Stream. From the Office 365 app launcher, go to All apps > Stream, and then search by title for the video, or go to the group in Stream.

      View a live event in Stream

    • If the image below is what you see in Yammer, click Join to open the event in Teams. You'll see the meeting video front and center with the discussion to the right. All discussions are posted to Yammer.

      Teams Live Event page

      Discussions in Yammer are shown in the right-hand section. You can collapse or expand this section by selecting the Yammer icon on the top right.  

      View a live event in Teams

Ask a question or add a comment

Ready to contribute?

  • Before the live event, go to the event page in Yammer and enter your question or comment at the top of the event page under the video or Join link.  Read through the other conversations to see if your question or comment has already been posted.  If so, you can "like" it, or add another question or comment. 

  • During the live event, post any questions or comments on the event page in Yammer. If you are watching from Teams or Stream, you can post your question or comment by typing your message at the top and selecting Post.  Any message submitted in Teams or Stream for a Yammer live event will also appear in Yammer.

  • After the event is over, if you have any follow-up questions or comments to add, go back to the event page in Yammer. Enter your message on the event page, so everyone knows your question or comment is related to the event.  

How will I know when the event is live?

If you're a group member of the group in which the event is being hosted, here's what you'll see when the event is live. 

  • Web or Desktop: You'll see a live indicator on the left navigation pane next to the group name in which the event is being hosted.  Once you navigate to the group, you will also see an event banner at the top of the group page, which leads to the event.  Under Group Events, the event card for the live event will also show a live indicator.  

    Yammer live event indicators when using Yammer on the web

  • Mobile: You'll get a push notification when the event is live. 

    You'll also see a live indicator on the group list.    

    Yammer live event indicators when using Yammer on mobile devices

    The group page will show an event banner. Select the event banner to go to the event page.

    Yammer live event banner when using Yammer on mobile devices

Watch the live event later

Once the live event is over, if the group owner chose to make the recording available, you can still watch the recording and view all the conversations.

  • Go to the Yammer group where the event occurred, and under Group Events, click the event entry. This takes you to the event page.

    If the person who created the event setup a recording or captions, the recording and captions will be available on a link from the event page.

Yammer Group Events section showing a live event

FAQ

Q: Can I participate in a live event on my phone?

A: Yes. You can participate with the Yammer app on your iOS or Android phone.

Q: Do I need to have cookies enabled in order to participate in a live event from a browser?

A: Yes. You must have cookies enabled, or open a new browser window.

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