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  1. be able to report posts to admin that breach our terms of use

    As a company that is heavily regulated we have strict guidelines about what Yammer can be used for. This enables us to ensure our customers data is managed accordingly. It's important for people to be able to quickly report any posts that breaches our terms of use. Can we please have a report a post function that allows admins/community managers to be notified of any posts that breach these terms.

    57 votes
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    • Yammer groups created during a non 1-1 domain mapping need O365 Group

      Need to have a weekly job run which corrects issues with the O365 Resources not getting created when the Yammer network is not in a 1-1 domain mapping state.

      3 votes
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      • Prevent user from rename hashtag

        Currently user can rename certain hashtag into whatever they want, and it will rename the old hashtag into the new one, even it's not their own post.
        It can lead us a problem.

        For an example we have hashtag #gogreen to campaign healthier living; which this hashtag has been used by thousand employees. Someone may click those hashtag, rename it into #lovewaste, and boom all hashtag #gogreen will changed into #lovewaste.

        So it will be great, if rename hashtag can be limited by admin.

        3 votes
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        • Not show the discovery page by default when opening Yammer, but only groups and people I follow.

          People get scared by the amount of info on Yammer that is not relevant for them, but which they get to see by default. Or you should be able to block groups that are not relevant for you to not see any of their content.

          2 votes
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          • Only show posts from Groups and People I'm following in my 'Follow' feed.

            By adding posts in my Following feed of people or groups I haven't chosen to follow defeats the purpose of a Following feed. The promise we like to make our employees is that Yammer is the place where you can choose to see the content and information that you choose to follow. Yammer is a little too open with content posted in the user's Following tab as it decreases the value of the content. Allow the user to only see posts they choose to follow. Not providing this makes our conversations with our employees and senior leadership about adopting Yammer…

            2 votes
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            • Add links to posts without displaying the WHOLE ugly link.

              I don't understand why this isn't already a feature to add a web link? Yammer already resolves the link and pulls images and title text so why not hide the ugly web link?

              88 votes
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              • Display posts chronologically

                Because posts are not chronologically displayed, it is almost impossible to stay informed of the latest & most relevant posts. In a business setting, no one cares if a picture or item was "Liked" multiple times unless they are the poster. I find I am not seeing new information because my feed prioritizes old "popular" posts. I had a new employee join Yammer on October 19th and I did not get the "Welcome her" message until today (13 days later!). Not acceptable in a business setting.

                82 votes
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                  12 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Thanks for the feedback! It’s helpful to hear about how you’re using Yammer and your expectations for it. We find that most of our users use their groups to stay up to date on important work conversations (conversations are displayed by most recent reply there), and use their home discovery feed for discovering things they wouldn’t otherwise see. We feel that it’s important for you to discover content that might be relevant, so we use several factors including recency and popularity to show you what you might like to see. Sorry we missed the mark on this one, and thanks for sharing the feedback.

                • Nested Groups/ Subgroups

                  So, three other individuals all posted about the possibility of a hierarchy structure for groups in August of last year. One was told it would never be implemented and the other two were told it would be considered.

                  It would be optimal if the ability to create subgroups was possible as my company wishes to create a technical support forum of sorts that would require some general structure. Tagging related groups in the right panel isn't what we are looking for. If someone could provide an update about the possibility of this feature being added, that would be wonderful. Thank…

                  75 votes
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                    Thanks for your feedback. We’re not actively considering this, so there are no plans to build it. I won’t say that we’ll never consider it – we’re always revisiting ideas on how we can improve the product. Hope that helps.

                  • Hide "Invite your Coworkers" option

                    We'd like the ability to disable or hide the "Invite your coworkers" box in the upper right corner on the homepage of yammer. Our users are super sensitive to mass emails and we've had an issue in the past where someone clicked this button and sent an invitation to the whole company, which generated chaos for our support desk.

                    17 votes
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                    • convert email discussion to a yammer discussion

                      Often times a discussion begins organically through email with people reply all over and over. It would be nice to have a button in outlook to convert an email thread to a yammer discussion which then notified everyone in the email that the thread has been created. This would drive users to use the correct tool for different types of communication.

                      2 votes
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                      • to provide download statistics for files

                        Yammer should provide download statistics (no. of downloads over time) for files uploaded. These statistics should be available also to the end user in a simple way. All details could be available to admins.

                        9 votes
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                        • Refresh the Yammer UI

                          Yammer user interface looks like something from 2008. Issues that we have identified: -

                          The big issue we identified is the white canvas for the posts and the white background on the posts. Having a white background means that: -
                          - The posts (which also have a white background) don't stand out.
                          - The responses (which then have a grey background) are not logically linked to the original posts.

                          Other features that are also problematic are: -
                          - Yammer Groups on the sidebar - These cannot be re-ordered (even though they can be dragged giving the impression you should be…

                          2 votes
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                          • 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.…

                            130 votes
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                            • Enable users/admin to set retention policies on private messages

                              After some time of use Yammer hosts tons of private chats. According to our policies we shouldn't save mails and conversations more than 6 months if there aren't specific reasons. Please give us settings to control this as in Outlook

                              14 votes
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                              • turn off All Company

                                Turn off notifications for All Company. Most of the notifications come from groups that are irrelevant, so it's spam. There is no need for 10,000 people to see "Congrats Janine!" when they don't know the poster/receiver/dept/team/.... The fact posts in a group could be sent to the whole company makes me less likely to post, because I don't want to spam people with something totally irrelevant. Worse, I don't think people know how it works.

                                17 votes
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                                • proved detailed engagement reports to group owners

                                  As a group owner I need to know information around engagement, trending activities, votes, ... in a granular mode so that I can drive engagement in my communities, Reserving detailed analytics for administrators is essentially denying access to data to all other users.

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                                  • "Clear New" should also be at the bottom of new conversations (or float).

                                    "Clear New" is only at the top of the groups page but if there are new conversations items you have to scroll down to read them then scroll back up to hit "Clear New". Pointless scrolling.

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                                    • When Desktop App Installed, Open Yammer Deep Links in Desktop App Instead of Browser

                                      If a user is a desktop app user, is there an option to have "yammer.com" links they click on elsewhere on their device auto-open in the desktop app instead of the browser? I believe I saw a very similar request for this for Teams as well: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/34501303-open-links-to-teams-in-desktop-app

                                      Ditto to that. Thanks!

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                                      • Allow me to send an Outlook Calendar invite to the Yammer O365 group

                                        When I create a Yammer group, behind the scenes it creates an O365 group with an email address of my_group@groups.mydomain.com. This looks like a normal O365 group.

                                        I added it to an Outlook meeting invite to invite everyone who had joined the Yammer group to my meeting. I expected Outlook to send an Outlook invite for the meeting to each individual in my group. However, that is not what happened. Instead I received an email from Yammer asking me to confirm posting the invite message to Yammer, which is not what I want to do.

                                        There should be a…

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                                        • 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.

                                          92 votes
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