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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.

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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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          • 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.

            • 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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              • 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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                  • 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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                    • 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.

                      • Officially deprecate Yammer API since it’s no longer supported

                        Yammer REST API works most of the times, not always. Some random block of messages from our network are not returned when calling Yammer API.

                        I have opened 2 tickets with Microsoft. We have been able to prove to Microsoft that Yammer API (messages.json and messages/in_group/:group_id.json) is not returning block of messages in its response.

                        Using Yammer Data Export and Yammer UI, Microsoft team verified that the messages do indeed exist in our network, its a public Yammer group to which the user has access.

                        Microsoft Support and Yammer Product Group(PG) acknowledge that Yammer REST API does not work as…

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                          2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          The Yammer REST API was originally built for use with Yammer’s native clients and therefore has certain limitations. Depending on your use case, a combination of the REST API and the data export API will often be able to solve the issues you are facing.
                          Additionally, there are currently discussions ongoing about the next generation of the Yammer API as a replacement of the v1 API that is documented on developer.yammer.com. In the meantime, we do not plan to remove the documentation of the API since it is still supported and the only supported way for third party clients to interact with the Yammer service.
                          For any more specific questions, please continue to work with support.

                        • make inactivity reports available for groups to flag for removal

                          Notifying group admins that there group has not been active for xx number of days and will be flagged for removal in one week if there is no activity would be great for maintaining the Yammer environment.

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                          • Make it faster to <hide conversation> by adding it to <LIKE> <REPLY> <SHARE>

                            I don't like needing two clicks to hide a conversation.... Please add it to this row like this: <LIKE> <REPLY> <SHARE> <HIDE>

                            9 votes
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                            • Allow Users to choose whether a user can "Follow" them

                              Allow Users to choose whether a user can "Follow" them and if don't want a certain user to follow, then have an option to deny the following or they can choose to click "unfollow" for the user they want following them

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                                Thanks for the feedback! We’re unlikely to build this. But know that all of your private conversations in private groups and messages will always be private – only your public posts will ever be seen by anyone in your network outside those conversations.

                              • Add a option to Yammer notifier to open in the new Yammer Desktop app instead of the default browser

                                An alternative (better) solution could be to integrate the notifier function into Yammer Desktop app

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                                  Thanks for the feedback! We’re unlikely to build this. We are no longer making active investments in the Windows Notifier, and are focusing the desktop experience entirely on the new Yammer Desktop App.

                                • I would like to be able to post as a Group rather than just an Individual

                                  Rather than only posting as an individual, it would be really useful to be able to post as a group so that viewers see a post from a team rather than an individual. Quite often an individual has to post on behalf of their team, but this does not get reflected in the posts, as everyone then needs to follow than person to view the conversation. Also if that person is not available then another member of the group cannot continue and respond on behalf of the group.

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                                  • Add "Announcements" and ”Praises" tab to group header

                                    I would like to add 2 new tabs to group header:

                                    1) "Announcements" to archive and be easily found by new group members

                                    2) "Praises" to show history of "thanks!" and make all members be happy to see them.

                                    Honestly speaking, I do not need two conversations tabs ("NEW" and "ALL") so if busy, these two tabs may be integrated to one "Conversations" tab...)

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                                      Thanks for the feedback! We’re unlikely to build this. It offers minimal value to a small set of users, with a lot of added complexity to the product. The “New” and “All” tabs help people get caught up on conversations they’ve missed since they’re last visit and we’ve seen improved engagement with these tabs, so have no plans for replacing them.

                                      However, we recognize that it’s important for official and important communications, like Announcements, to be easily found and we’re exploring ways we can do this more effectively. Your idea about surfacing Praising is helpful insight as well.

                                    • Give Corporations more control over the automated Yammer Discovery emails sent to their users

                                      I am told that the Yammer Discovery email is automatically generated and sent out to all Yammer users in my company, unless those individuals active opt-out of receiving them. The content of these emails is generated by algorithms, and I am told that my company has no control over the content. I have seen many instances where the content is not really business-relevant, for example featuring weekend baking recipes and photos which receive many likes and comments. These are nice examples of social networking, but they are hardly business critical, or relevant to my personal interests. Importantly, as a Knowledge…

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                                      • implement the feature enabling to restrict the reply to a specific post.

                                        From the perspective of convenience, I hope the feature to be implemented that could enable to restrict the reply to a specific post.

                                        4 votes
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                                          Thanks for your request! Could you tell us a little more about why this feature would be valuable for you? What is the current issue, and what are you looking to achieve with this feature? Thank you!

                                        • My conversations witihin a group

                                          At the moment my Yammer Inbox (or profile) allows me to browse and all the conversations I'm interacting in the Yammer network. The Yammer Inbox additionally allows me to search all the conversations I'm interacting in the Yammer network

                                          I want to be able to do this at the group level.

                                          Why?

                                          When in a Yammer group page I often need to find a post or comment I made in the past...but to do this I have to shift context to my Inbox. I'd rather be able to browse "my conversations" within the group page, and additionally search "my conversations"…

                                          11 votes
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