Install the new Yammer Desktop app

Install the new Yammer Desktop app

You can now install the web version of Yammer as a progressive web app (PWA) in Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox. After you install the web version of Yammer as a progressive web app, it will work like any stand-alone desktop experience.

You can pin and launch the app from your computer’s home screen or task bar, and you can opt in to receive notifications for relevant announcements and messages from Yammer.

Even though the experience is similar to a standalone desktop app, the PWA version of Yammer  is still connected to the browser it was downloaded from. See instructions below for how to install this from various modern browsers.

Install the new Yammer Desktop app in Microsoft Edge

  1. In Microsoft Edge, navigate to yammer.com and then sign into your account.

  2. In the browser URL bar, click the Icon for installing the desktop app in the Microsoft Edge browser button in the top right corner.

  3. Click Install.

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If you are having trouble with the above steps, here's another way to enable it:

  1. In Microsoft Edge, sign into your Yammer account.

  2. Select Settings and more … at the top of the window.

  3. Select Apps, and then click Install this site as an app.

Screenshot showing installing the Yammer PWA app on Edge browsers

Install the new Yammer Desktop app in Chrome

  1. In Google Chrome, navigate to yammer.com and sign into your account.

  2. In the browser bar, click the  Icon for installing the desktop app in Chromium based browsers  button in the top right corner.

  3. Click Install.

Screenshot showing installation dialog box for the PWA Yammer app on Chromium-based browsers

If you are having trouble with the above steps, try the following:

  1. In Google Chrome, navigate to yammer.com and sign into your account.

  2. Select Customize and control Google Chrome… at the top of the window.

  3. Select Install Yammer .

Screenshot showing how to install the Yammer for PWA with Chromium-based browers

Turn on desktop notifications

Stay connected to updates in Yammer by turning on desktop notifications, which provide a pop-up notification on your desktop when someone @ mentions you in a conversation or you receive an announcement. See Manage Yammer desktop notifications

Uninstall the existing Yammer Desktop app

If you have an earlier version of the Yammer Desktop app on your computer, you can uninstall it using the OS settings on your computer like you would any other app. Contact your IT admin if you cannot uninstall apps on your work computer. 

Distribute by using Systems Management Software

If you work with Systems Management Software, you can use a policy called WebAppInstallForceList  to install the new Yammer Desktop app. This policy is supported by Microsoft Edge. If you are using a Chromium-based browser, check with your administrator whether it is available. 

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