Post a thread to multiple groups
Yammer groups are silos; people have to join and subscribe to the thread to get notifications of new threads, and 'sharing' a thread to another group just creates another conversation in another silo. Just like how I can add in other people to the group, I'd like to be able to add in up to two additional groups (I'd need to be a member of the group in order to add them). This would mean a thread has a one-to-many relationship with groups.
HI all, we’re considering this as we think about better ways to manage communities and internal comms in Yammer. No timeline yet – but this is something we’d like to tackle.
We are currently migrating to Yammer and for the last 7 years we have been using a different social component in our Intranet. There we have always been able to post to different communities with one post. Not being able to do this anymore with Yammer is a big deal for us. If Yammer is considering to add this feature, it would be great to know when this is coming? Thank you!
The ability to "cross post" an article would be extremely helpful. Cross posting also allows others to see where it was posted from and find other groups they may be interested in.
Melinda Crooks commented
This would be very helpful to have especially for folks who have to regularly share information with more than one group at a time. I currently have a need to be able to share information with a minimum of three groups at a time.
I would like this feature, too.
Abi Palmer-Greenwood commented
This definitely needs to be added!! It would make things much better and more valuable!! Would save a whole lot of time in sharing!
Can you please give an update on this. "Sharing" conversations across more than one group creates separate threads, often with only one having the right answer. Whilst the original poster might get the answer, it isn't known to other groups where it is shared.
As everything is ID based in Yammer, I do think this as a fairly easy option to create. Just posting the conversation ID to multiple group ID's. Easy !
Please ensure the similar, but flawed feature in ms teams isn't reproduced. This is about having one thread in multiple groups, not duplicate thread starters in multiple groups. Where a subject crosses more than one community's domain, people need to learn from the replies from people with knowledge outside of their community
Paul Smith commented
Being able to target multiple Yammer groups in one post is a critical need. In most organizations, subject matter groups are created to cover information tied to physical location, product or service, customer industry, etc. Often, a question an employee is seeking input from their colleagues on will cut across all these dimensions and right now they are forced to choose which silo to post their question in. Its a major limitation! For example, suppose I have a question about Kentucky tax regulations affecting chemical plants. Do I post my question in the Tax Yammer group, the Kentucky Yammer group, or the Chemical Industry Yammer group? Members in any one of these groups might be able to help and/or would be interested in the thread.
Note that this ability to target multiple communities was a feature available over 7 years ago in the excellent Newsgator enterprise social product for Sharepoint (which has since changed owners and is now part of Aurea). When is Yammer going to catch up?!!
At a time when we need to communicate identical messages to different groups relating to coronavirus, this feature would save a lot of time. It should be a very simple thing to implement.
Joe Bonifazi commented
Still considering?? It is now February 3rd, 2020.
Kalin Rashev commented
Is there an update on this? It would be a great addition to yammer if real sharing with multiple groups gets implemented!
The current behavior and the naming in the GUI are very confusing. It says "share" with another group, but it actually makes a copy e.g. different thread. People can add comments to both and get lost who commented where.
To satisfy all opinions, I think it would be great to at least add a setting, so the admins can configure whether posts are copied when shared with different group or really shared (and showing proper naming in the gui action of course).
I _don´t support_ this idea since it will make Yammer a simple broadcast tool.
People will start to miss-use for simply extending reach - without taking into account if the community members of the groups the post was shared with were interested at all. We had a similar feat with a different app and it was one of the main reasons, if not the major one why people felt that ESN to be useless: they were overfloaded with meaningless posts.
M.D. Waters commented
We have individuals posting the same thing across 5-10 groups and it's wildly unproductive for it to appear that there are all of these new posts, when in reality it's the same post. A great suggestion was posted by @Misael Labra below.
"You could restrict this kind of posting only to Network or Group Admins, to avoid spamming the entire network. Or maybe restrict it only to the groups you have already joined."
Ricardo Mutuzoc commented
I support this idea... I´d like to have a way to publish at different groups.
Daniel Arroyo commented
Add one more to the people expecting this
Devron sternke commented
Would be nice to have for education. My groups can’t commingle due to privacy issues, but most of my posts go to at least 4 different classes.
What is the status on this?
Not sure if it is also mentioned elsewhere but if the post retained the same thread ID in each group any responses made would appear on every instance of the thread in all groups. that way nothing is lost.
Misael Labra commented
I'd be a great feature to be able to post to several groups, i have tons of groups and I need to inform the exacte same thing to several groups, but not everybody in the network. You could restrict this kind of posting only to Network or Group Admins, to avoid spamming the entire network. Or maybe restrict it only to the groups you have already joined? Just a thought.
Jeff Ross commented
I don't support this idea because it can be abused by people spamming too many unrelated groups. I support people using the Share capability to share existing posts with other groups one at a time if needed. However, I could be convinced to support it as long as group admins retain the ability to remove such unwanted tags of their group.
I support being able to tag groups. This will save time so that I don't have to individually tag 30 different people. Thanks!