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  1. move messages

    I would love the ability to move messages from All Company to a Group!!!

    90 votes
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        We plan to build this  ·  9 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Sync Display Name from Office365 instead of First Name and LastName

        Is there a way to use the Display name instead of the First Name and Last Name. We have some users who hate their real/legal names. At least in the AD and Offie365 they have the option to change their display name. Is it possible to add this feature in Yammer?

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

          We have been looking at using the Display Name from ActiveDirectory instead of first and last name, which would have other benefits such as allowing LastName FirstName format in cultures like Chinese, Japanese or Korean.

          Currently, for users who don’t like their names, they can also change the displayed names in Yammer (through the gear menu).

        • allow me to change the way of breaking the lines within Yammer.

          Although the [Shift + Enter] within Skype makes it possible to break a line, I am aware that the Yammer's [Enter], instead of the [Shift + Enter] leading to the post completion, leads to the line break. Due to the difference of behavior between Skype and Yammer mentioned above, there would be a possibility that any users could post their messages mistakenly to Yammer, and therefore I hope the additional feature to be implemented that enables for the Yammer users to perform the line breaks along with the [Enter] or [Shift + Enter].

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

            Thanks for your feedback! We are planning to make a change to our current behavior such that [enter] or [shift + enter] become new lines.

          • Support rich text formatting in Yammer posts

            Let me use bold/italics and simple bullet points to make Yammer posts easier to read.

            265 votes
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              28 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              We’re currently looking to learn about text formatting in Yammer and your other work tools. Please fill out the following survey to help us design this feature request: bit.ly/2m4Zj7I

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            • 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.

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

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

              • 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.

                27 votes
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                  8 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  We agree: the current functionality (where you can add links to a normal post, but not hyperlink them or have them display great-looking previews) has a lot of room for improvement!

                • 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

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

                    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.

                  • allow folders for files

                    I would like Yammer to allow the organization of folders (and subfolders) for files, so that the group can access different clusters of material (e.g., syllabi, exams, study guides, etc.).

                    43 votes
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                      4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      We will be integrating with OneDrive for file storage and management, which will give the ability for sub-folders and sorting.

                    • Include all yammer web features in the ios app

                      I use the yammer app almost exclusively, but there are a few things you can do in the web interface that you can't do in the app. Eg I can't bookmark posts, and I can only delete my replies, but not my original posts.

                      9 votes
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                        We plan to build this  ·  3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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.

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

                          Networks with more than 1000 members will not see the #joined message, but it’s currently in place for smaller networks. We’ve heard this request a lot and are currently rethinking our #joined message.

                        • 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!

                          13 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            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.​

                          • I would like to be able to access the Files & Notes sections of a group from the Yammer App.

                            A member of a group should be able to access these sections in order to upload/download a file from the cell phone app. I noticed I needed this functionality when asking my teammates to share notes from events in one location, and this would be best done from a remote application from their phones.

                            17 votes
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                              Thanks for your suggestion! We are planning to provide a better way to access files & notes on mobile – however the timeline for when we will build this is not decided yet at this point.

                            • Set up alt enter to do new line and enter to post

                              Set up alt enter to do new line and enter to post. Alt Enter will line up with EXCEL to go to new line and hitting enter to post will line up against most platforms for posting. This will stop people posting in error before completing an entry.

                              3 votes
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                              • have the same sign-in experience as the other O365 apps especially the experience coupled with MS Authenticator SSO.

                                At the moment when you sign in through the Yammer! app the experience differs from other O365 apps (i.e. OneDrive, Words and etc.) when ADFS is enabled. The number of times a user has to sign-in (enter username and password) does not promote good user experience.

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                                  We plan to build this  ·  LucLuc responded

                                  We agree. There are a number of factors that make our sign-in experience more complicated than expected but work is currently underway to remove additional complexity and improve our Yammer app login experience.

                                • 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.

                                  42 votes
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                                  • Recognise & show preview links on an organisations own SharePoint Online

                                    Currently links on an Organisations SharePoint Online are not recognised by Yammer and a preview is not shown.

                                    This is the organisations own instance of Yammer and should recognise and preview content on SharePoint Online and other O365 content within its tenant.

                                    20 votes
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                                    • View Yammer files with the mobile application.

                                      Display the files of the group

                                      16 votes
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                                      • Align functionality of the Yammer iOS client across iPhone and iPad

                                        Currently External Groups is not supported properly on the Yammer client / app for iPad. I'm not able to read posts or post new messages in External Groups on my iPad. The funny thing is that it is possible on my iPhone. Workaround is to use the web interface via Safari... which is a bit quirky to say the least.

                                        I've reported this in the past to Microsoft but I've got no response so far. Not sure if this should be categorized as a known bug or an "intended feature" but I would hope it's possible to do something about…

                                        16 votes
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                                        • delete your old chats

                                          It would be nic if you could delete old messages and chats which are not active anymore and have no reason to exist

                                          6 votes
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