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  1. Allow Yammer Administrators to Disable GIF Feature

    Last Week, a Yammer User posted a picture a GIF of a lady taking off her top and then a sign posted CENSORED over her breasts. This is completely inappropriate. We need to be able to moderate our Yammer Groups better and Yammer is encouraging non-professional behavior with the GIF suggestions. Right now when posting a basic windows tip, if I click the GIF button, it is suggesting I add a GIF of the Dave Chappelle Prince Episode or someone taking a swig from a bottle of booze. Most of our users are customer service people who specialize in auto-parts.…

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      15 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Thanks for your feedback. We are not currently considering the ability to disable this feature, but we are experimenting with ways we can improve filtering so there is less “work inappropriate” content available.

    • Start up minimized (like Skype does)

      Include an option for the Yammer app to start minimized to the system tray and pop up notifications. Skype has such an option. It leaves the desktop less cluttered on startup.

      14 votes
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      • Edit All Company description

        Please allow us to edit the description of the All Company feed. The current text suggests its the "go to place" for posting when really we want to encourage the use of Yammer groups. The All Company feed should be reserved for content that is truly for "ALL" the company! We're tackling this through education too but changing the description would be a quick win!

        26 votes
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        • Allow the ability to mention groups

          It would be great if we could '@' mention groups in a comment. This is an easy way to let an entire team/group/department become aware of something.

          18 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Thanks for the request! We’ve tested this before, and we didn’t keep it because of how easily it was to mention groups with thousands or tens of thousands of members, and it got really spammy. However, we might reconsider this in the future with some limitations.

          • Praise a reply to a post

            A a lot of times a fabulous reply gets lost among the other replies. Would be nice to be able to praise a reply to an existing post.

            7 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Thanks so much for your request! We’re not thinking about praising replies right now, but we understand that great replies can sometimes get lost in threads, so we’re considering pinned replies or answers as possible thread improvement.

            • Replace deleted posts with replies with a marker indicating a post was deleted

              When posts with replies are deleted, the replies appeared orphaned and can be assumed to be the original post, and misunderstood as it's not known they are in response to another post. It would be clearer if the deleted post was replaced with a placeholder that indicated a post was there that has since been deleted, which could be as simple as text along the lines of "This post has been deleted by the author."

              Sometimes a whole unnecessary discussion can arise based on a misunderstanding of the first reply which could be avoided by such an indication.

              4 votes
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              • Abandoned Yammer Groups will need to be culled, a Bot to do that

                Abandoned Yammer Groups will need to be culled. I would prefer a Bot to do that, say after 6 months of inactivity (or 3 months, global admin defined) the Yammer Group simply is deleted automatically. The point here is many Yammer Groups are started with the best intent, but don't take off, which is okay, not every Yammer Group which is started needs to continue.

                5 votes
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                • Improve Hashtags

                  - When using the "Add topics" feature to add topics / hashtags you cannot use "#hashtag", but have to enter "Hashtag". This leads to us having multiple ##hashtag topics (hashtags with double hash/pound prefix). Why can't users enter the topics as they are displayed with a hash/pound sign? You also can't merge ##hashtag topics with #hashtag topics. "Topic already exists".
                  - Where can I see a list of my followed topics? Why don't I have a personalized stream showing only topics I am interested in?.
                  - Why can't we hide certain topics / hashtags per group? In the group "Microsoft…

                  34 votes
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                  • disable file upload to Yammer, but allow selecting existing files in oneDrive/SharePoint

                    Right now you can only disable the feature "File and image attachments", which disables all attachment options at once.

                    A lot of European companies are not allowed to store files to Yammer storage (because data is not stored in EU datacenters) The other options to include existing files is no issue. Is it possible to have an option to ONLY disable file upload to Yammer, but still allow users to select existing files?

                    52 votes
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                    • Give admins the possibility of disabling comments for certain/all announcements and posts

                      Hi,

                      It is very annoying when people start giving their 2 cents for announcements done by expert teams. I understand yammer is a site for collaboration and sharing of info but there are times that pure information needs to be shared to the general public.

                      Give admins the possibility of disabling comments for certain/all announcements/posts

                      5 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        Thanks for your feedback! We are unlikely to build this, as it’s part of our mission to empower every employee, which means giving them a voice. However, we understand the need to share official communications and are exploring ways we can help those messages stand out more.

                      • Private Message

                        Allow user to delete private message(s) directly from Inbox

                        6 votes
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                          Currently you can only delete group messages. Allowing users to delete private messages as well is functionality we are considering adding.

                        • Create a shortcut to the "Bookmarks" section int he left side panel, next to "Home", "Inbox" & "Notifications"

                          Currently, in order to review your bookmarked posts, you have to:
                          1.- Click the "Setting & More" gear icon
                          2.- Click on your name
                          3.- Select "Bookmarks"

                          The whole point of bookmarking a post is to be able to access it in an easy manner, so why not adding a direct link to the "Bookmarks" section in the main site, in the left hand side panel?

                          6 votes
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                          • Show the file description when viewing images to allow captioning

                            Currently the only information about an image you see is the file name. Yammer has the option of adding a file description but I can't see that this is used anywhere in Yammer. It would be beneficial to show the file description when available. This would also act as a caption for images. It would also be good if that data was surfaced in the files lists.

                            7 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              Thank you for the feedback. The description you enter is visible on the page for that file (under its title and above the image). Showing this description in more parts of the UI or more prominently is something we will consider. In addition, we plan start work to allow users to add image descriptions from mobile soon.

                            • Have links to particular posts within the thread

                              For now Yammer has one link for all post in the thread. Therefore when you reference one message, you get a link to the whole thread and it might be hundreds of messages.
                              Please make separate links for each message.

                              4 votes
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                              • Add a moderation feature to groups

                                Add an optional moderation feature, where admins would have to approve messages posted to groups before they are visible.

                                17 votes
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                                • Provide a mechanism to find posts that I've liked.

                                  There are times I can recall liking a post, but find it difficult to find that post again. It would be good if I could find posts that I've liked in a similar way that I can find conversations that I've replied to. This has been requested by a couple of other uses on our Yammer too.

                                  6 votes
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                                  • 3 votes
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                                    • Remove "[User name] viewed an image" posts from the Recent Activity feed

                                      In our organisation's Yammer, there are many posts in the Recent Activity feed about specific users having viewed specific images. There should at least be a configuration option to remove these posts from the Recent Activity feed, for the following reasons:

                                      * These posts are not useful
                                      * Their presence in the Recent Activity feed causes more useful posts to become less visible
                                      * It is unpleasant that Yammer not only tracks which images you're viewing, but also reports it to everyone else in the organisation

                                      51 votes
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                                      • enable for me to view the image along with [HEIF] format.

                                        *English follows Japanese

                                        ■件名 : Yammer の [HEIF] フォーマット 対応を希望
                                        ■内容:  [HEIF] フォーマットの画像が、Yammer の画像プレビューで閲覧できるように対応を希望します。
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                                        I hope that I will be able to view the pic coming with [HEIF] format within Yammer image preview.

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                                        • Chronological order options in group

                                          Would like to have an option as admin of groupd to disable the 'last reply' from moving things to the top.
                                          For some groups this is great to keep chatter alive, but other privated groups don't always need to have a post from 6 months ago brought to the top because someone liked it or tagged another person in it.
                                          Either at admin level for the entire group, or user level for groups as they see fit under preferences.

                                          This goes along with ideas asking for the ability for admins to pin posts to the top of a group (then…

                                          3 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            Thanks for your request! We probably won’t change our group algorithm or add an ability to reorder posts as it would add a lot of complexity to our product (with associated maintenance costs) for a small benefit. However, we are considering pinned posts at the top of the group.

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