Classic Yammer: Send a message to a specific person in Yammer

Classic Yammer: Send a message to a specific person in Yammer

Note: This topic describes features in Classic Yammer. For information on using this feature in New Yammer, see New Yammer: Send a message to a specific person in Yammer.

You can send a message to a specific person in Yammer either by At (@) mentioning them, or by sending a private message.

At (@) mention a person

  1. Anywhere in your message, type the "at" sign (@), followed by the person's user name.

  2. Start to type the person's user name, and a drop-down menu of user names that are matches appears.

  3. Select the appropriate person from the drop-down menu by pressing the Up Arrow, Down Arrow, and Enter keys.

Or, you can completely type the person's name. However, you have to type the user name as entered in the system. For example, you might have to type Carl Hartwell and not carl hartwell.

The recipient of the message will receive a notification about the received message.

Send a private message to a person

  1. Click Inbox in the left column.

  2. Click the + next to Private Messages on the right sidebar.

  3. Select Send Private Message.

  4. In the Add Participants field, start to type the person's user name. A drop-down menu of user names that are matches appears.

  5. Select the person's name that you want the message to be sent to.

  6. Type your message, and then click Post.

The recipient of the message will receive a notification about the received private message.

See Also

Share conversations and files in Yammer

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