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If you need a community for a use case, create one in Yammer.

Create a community in Yammer

  1. Click the Yammer tile in Microsoft 365.

  2. At the bottom-left corner of the screen, select Create a Community.

    Create a Yammer community

  3. Under Community Name, enter the name of your community.

  4. Under Members, enter the names or email addresses of anyone you want to add to the community.

  5. Under Who can view conversations and post messages, select one of the following:

    • Public Access: Anyone on your network can view the content posted to this community and can join this community.

    • Private Access: Only approved members of this community can view the content and a community admin must approve people who request to join this community.

  6. A default classification is selected under the Classification section. To change it, click Edit, and select the classification from the drop-down list.

  7. Select Create.

Add information and customize the community's look

  1. In your community, select Settings.

  2. Type a brief statement in the Community Description about the purpose of your community.

  3. To add a web cover photo:

    • In the community header, select Upload Cover Photo.

    • From the file list, select an image to upload.

      The file must be 20MBs or less and wither a .png, .jpeg, or a non-animated .gif. The web cover photo dimensions are 680px by 275px.

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