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  1. Improve how Sharepoint articles appear when shared in a Yammer post

    Currently when we include a SharePoint news article link in a yammer post, it displays as a hyperlinked URL in a plain white box - this isn't very engaging or aesthetic. Would it be possible for the article image/thumbnail and title to embed in the Yammer post to give more context to the article the post relates to?

    102 votes
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    We plan to build this  ·  14 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. 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!

    104 votes
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    We understand how important it is to build this – not being able to brand Yammer is a significant pain point that we’ve heard, and takes away from making Yammer an “official” tool. We plan to make the name, avatar, and description of All Company customizable, but there is significant engineering work that needs to happen before we can support it. We are working towards connecting All Company to be an Office 365 group. This requires significant work due to it’s size and because it automatically includes everyone in the company. Once this work is done, the All Company group will then be customizable similar to other groups.

    Unfortunately, there are no quick fixes for this in the meantime – due to the fact that All Company was not engineered the same as other Yammer groups, it’s not as simple as revealing functionality to edit. We understand the pain point,…

  3. have a team event calendar

    I would love to have a pinned calendar/ roadmap somewhere on the side for each group so that people can see the upcoming events in the corresponding areas (marketing & communication internal events/ product sprints, etc...)

    133 votes
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  4. 23 votes
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    I won’t say that we’re building this exactly as requested, but we are in the process of building some live video features.

  5. Be able to pin messages to the top of groups

    The idea is to be able to pin messages to the top of a group. This could be used to post welcome messages or important information. Announcements do stay at the top until read but that does disappear and doesn't affect new joiners to that group.

    597 votes
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  6. Turn off Yammer welcome #joined

    Admin should be able to turn off the automatic posting of new members. "Chris Christensen has #joined the gk.no network. Take a moment to welcome Niklas-Aleksander." this message bugs down the posts since we have hundreds joining every week. The users would like to see the content, not all the new joiners. When the network is more mature we could turn it on again.

    66 votes
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  7. 418 votes
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    We are working towards connecting All Company to be an Office 365 group. This requires significant work due to it’s size and because it automatically includes everyone in the company. Once this work is done, the All Company group will then be customizable similar to other groups.

    Unfortunately, there are no quick fixes for this in the meantime – due to the fact that All Company was not engineered the same as other Yammer groups, it’s not as simple as revealing functionality to edit. We understand the pain point, and look forward to delivering this functionality in the future.

  8. Convert internal private group to external group

    Convert an internal private group with content to an external group, so that external users can access to this group and its content without recreating a external group and all the content to this external group

    59 votes
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  9. Allow admins to export a group members list

    Allow admins to export a group members list via the group settings, and highlight which members are admins. This can be useful when a group is changing and its membership needs top be reviewed, and also if a group is closing in favour of using another group. The group members could be invited to the other group by exporting them into a csv and then uploading them into the other group.

    177 votes
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  10. 228 votes
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  11. URL with @ symbol break

    When you include a URL with an `@` symbol in it, such as a link to a Medium post, Yammer doesn't properly parse it as a URL and it subsequently breaks.

    My assumption is that it kicks into the 'tag a user' feature, but breaks.

    Steps to reproduce:

    - Create a message
    - Paste a Medium URL in (eg: https://medium.com/@ryanfb/how-i-failed-to-replicate-an-86-million-project-in-1-line-of-code-615048a1f9d0)
    - Post message
    - Generated link doesn't take you to the correct place (it strips out everything before the `@` symbol)

    5 votes
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  12. Add poll and praise capabilities from Yammer Embed

    It looks like Yammer Embed only supports "What are you working on" posts. Can we get functionality added to support adding polls and praise posts within Yammer Embed?

    16 votes
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  13. Hyperlink or link availability in "Update" section

    Hyperlink option is not available in the posts via Updates but only to group admins by an announcements. Would be a good feature even for posting updates as well.

    138 votes
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  14. Embed O365 videos in Yammer post

    We have Yammer as an O365 service, yet are not able to embed O365 videos. We can with You Tube videos! This seems like a simple-simon thing that Yammer should support.

    64 votes
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  15. Display images full size when clicked.

    When we upload images Yammer shows a small version in the post. When you click the image to view, it is not full sized. You must download the image first to see it in the original intended full sized glory. This is very troublesome for screen captures with text that needs to be read with today's large format monitors.

    102 votes
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  16. Automatically invite users into groups via O365 securitygroups

    In our environment, a lot of user based access is managed trough securitygroups in O365. We'd like to have the ability to integrate users from those security groups automatically into a certain yammer group - e.g. a new member of HR is created and set to the security group to have access to certain sharepoint teamsites. This member then should automatically have access to the corresponding yammer group for that team.

    48 votes
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    We’re working on some infrastructure ground work to allow for this feature. It’s definitely on our roadmap.

  17. Be able to use built-in graphical images to communicate in a more fun way. (Suggestion: emoticons)

    Emoticons don't seem to work/be available in Yammer? It would be good to be able communicate in a light-hearted way by using common / built-in emoticons

    55 votes
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    If you’re using a Mac, Yammer supports the built-in emoji picker (hold down control-command-space to make it pop up). But that’s not easily discoverable, and it doesn’t help Windows users. So we are planning to add this.

  18. Private messages as ongoing conversation threads, instead of a post & replies.

    It would be good to have the private messages work more like ongoing IM conversations, rather than like emails with an original message and a chain of replies.
    It would make the sidebar much tidier, as the same person or group would not appear multiple times.

    6 votes
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    Thanks for the feedback! We are currently working ways to improve our private messaging experience. Making one feed of conversations with a user is a project we plan to work on.

  19. Measure the adoption of Yammer and user engagement KPIs

    Engagement Index:
    Measure the number of users who joined Yammer within a specific time frame, per country.
    Like Index:
    Rank articles/posts/URL's by number of likes, within a specific period of time (a campaign) and see the users who liked a specific article.
    Rank users by number of likes within a specific period (e.g. top 10 users with most likes last week).
    Rating Index:
    We already have a report on the rating of an article and the number of users who provide the rating. We would like to be able to see the exact employees who provided rating

    42 votes
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    We plan to move advanced reporting functionality like this into the Office365 Analytics Dashboard and make data available via the Office365 Management API. Also, there are third party partners that offer advanced analytics and are generally more open to custom feature requests than we can be. Try tygraph or Swoop Analytics.

  20. Show praises per user

    If we are giving praises to our yammer users maybe it would be great to be able to see praises per user.

    I would like to use yammer as training platform for our teachers at school but its important to know all the praises that a teacher already has.

    ¡Thankyou!

    31 votes
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    We are planning to support this in future but haven’t fully worked out how and where to show this. One idea is integrating with the Office 365 profile, which also shows praises the user receives in Delve.​

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