Configure your Yammer network

Do these basic network configuration tasks in the Yammer admin center before you invite users to use Yammer Enterprise so that all users get a consistent experience.

As you're getting started with Yammer, review the links in Yammer - Admin Help for other tasks you might want to do, such as customizing the look of your Yammer network, reviewing security and compliance settings, and making sure your email system is configured properly.

To access the Yammer network configuration tools:

  • In Office 365, go to Admin > Yammer > Configuration.

  • Or, in Yammer, click the Yammer settings icon Yammer settings icon and go to Network Admin > Configuration.

Set the Yammer network name

  • On the Configuration page, in the Basics section, specify the following:

    • Network name:    This is the friendly name of your network that is used in the Yammer header.

    • Message prompt: This prompt is visible at the top of each Yammer group page, under Update.

Review domains set up to work with your Yammer network

  • On the Configuration page, in the Network Domains section, select Click here to verify that the correct domains are listed. These are the domains that have been set up in Office 365.

Require users to confirm email messages posted via email before posting

  • On the Configuration page, in the Email Settings section, select whether to require users to confirm messages posted via email before posting.

    For more information about email and Yammer, see Configure email and Yammer.

Restrict who can upload files and limit file formats

  1. On the Configuration page, in the File Upload Permissions section, set which types of files can be uploaded.

  2. To allow unlimited file types, select Allow people to upload and attach files in any format.

    Any number of files, images, or both can be attached to any message or reply, with each file size limited to 5 GB. By default, file attachments are enabled.

    Note: Users will get an error message if they try to upload an image that is wider than 7680 pixels or taller than 4320 pixels.

  3. To restrict who can upload files, clear the Allow people to upload and attach files in any format checkbox. You'll then see three options:

    • Allow people to upload and attach files in any format

    • Only allow people to upload and attach image or video files: Limits attachements to images and videos. Yammer determines file type by extension.

      Yammer uses Azure Media Services to make videos viewable within the network. For more information, see Azure Media Services.

    • Don't allow anyone to upload or attach files: This prevents people from uploading and attaching new files; however, existing attachments are not be affected.

Tips: 

  • Any admin can delete any file, and group admins can delete files posted to the groups that they manage.

  • To delete files, a network admin can click the Yammer Settings icon and then click Files. This brings up the Files directory for the entire network. Group Admins can delete files posted to a group by going to the Files tab within the group they administer.

Enable or restrict the use of third-party apps

The growing network of partners and developers in Yammer continue to build third-party applications using the Yammer API.   To find the list of current apps, including integrations with Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Flow, Microsoft Dynamics, and many more business applications, click App Directory on your main Yammer page or go directly to the App Directory.

  • On the Configuration page, in the Enabled Features section, specify whether to allow 3rd party applications

    Caution: Clearing this setting prevents users from adding or accessing these applications. Note that all users, including verified admins, will lose access to apps that were added prior to clearing this setting.

Allow users to view an org chart in Yammer

The Org Chart is built from the reporting relationships that users add to their Yammer user profiles. This helps other users understand the management structure and company relationships of their coworkers.

  • On the Configuration page, in the Enabled Features section, select whether to allow Org Chart.

Allow message translation

This feature gives users the option to translate messages from any language supported by Microsoft Translator into the network’s default language. To enable this feature, the network admin must accept a Terms and Services agreement in order to use Microsoft’s proprietary translation technology. This feature is disabled by default.

  • On the Configuration page, in the Enabled Features section, select whether to allow Message Translation.

See Also

Yammer - Admin Help

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