Manage Yammer community members

As a Yammer community admin, a part of your role is to manage the members of your community.

Add community members by searching for specific people

  1. On the home page of the community, select the Add People icon on the right pane.

    Yammer comunity members

    You can also access members from the module in a community’s About Page. This will open up your community’s member panel.

    More information about Yammer community members

  2. Select the people you want to add to your community.

    Yammer community members in a side panel

Add community members from a .CSV file

  1. Create your comma-separated values (.CSV) file. You can export data from Outlook or other email programs or start from some other list of email addresses.

    The .CSV file must include:

    • A header line. The header of the column containing email addresses must include the word Email or E-mail.

    • One line per email address. All email addresses must be in your Yammer domain. For example, if your Yammer network is for contoso.com, all email addresses must include contoso.com.

    Here's an example of a simple .csv file with a header line, containing two email addresses:

    Email
    
    mbowen@contoso.com
    
    lucys@contoso.com
    

    There can be additional columns in your .CSV file. If there are multiple columns, use a comma to separate the column values.

    For help exporting data from Outlook, see Export contacts from Outlook.

  2. In Yammer, click the community settings icon Yammer community settings icon from the dropdown menu for Yammer community settings.

    Yammer community header and Settings dropdown

  3. In the Members section, select Add from Address Book (CSV), and then specify the file name.

  4. To preview your import, select Preview. Select the people you'd like to send invitations to right from the preview.

Remove a community member

  1. From the right pane of your community, click the Plus sign Yammer community plus sign icon to open up the member panel.

  2. Search for the person by name or email.

  3. Click the options icon next to the person’s name, and then click Remove from community.

    Make someone a community administrator

Add a new community admin

Communities can have up to 100 admins.

  1. From the right pane of your community, click the Plus sign Yammer community plus sign icon to open up the member panel.

  2. Search for the person by name or email.

  3. Click the options icon next to the person’s name, and then click Make Admin.

    Admins have a star next to their icon that shows up under Members. You can also see the community admins from the About Page members pane.

    Make someone a community administrator

FAQ

Q. Who can make me an admin for a community?

A. When you create a community, you automatically become a community admin for that community. Another community admin or a Yammer verified admin can also give you the community admin role.

A Yammer network admin can make you a community admin of a public community but can only make you a community admin of a private community if they belong to that community.

To find Yammer admins for your organization, click the Yammer Settings icon Yammer community settings icon , click People, and then click View network admins.

View community administrators

Q. The community admin left the company. How can I become an admin?

A. A Yammer verified admin can make you an admin for any community.

Q. Can I export community membership information to a .csv file?

A. Any community member can create a .csv file with the names and email addresses of community members. For information, see Export community members to a .csv file.

Q. How do I know when someone requests to join a community I am an admin for?

A. You will get a notification in Yammer. If in your email notification preferences, if you select Someone requests to join a private community I administer, you will also receive an email notification. For steps, see Enable or disable email and phone notifications.

See Also

Join and create a community in Yammer

Delete a community

Export community members to a .csv file

View group insights

Is my Yammer community connected to Office 365?

Create and manage an external group

Community owner guide and best practices

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