Restrict All Company posts in Yammer

Restrict All Company posts in Yammer

For organizations that wish to better co-curate and control the types of conversations that take place in All Company, Yammer has introduced admin settings to restrict posting in All Company. Once this setting is enabled, only admins will have the ability to post in All Company while any employee in All Company can respond to a conversation starter or react. Restricting posts applies only to All Company.

Admin settings for restricting All Company posts

How to restrict All Company conversation posts

To restrict who can post in All Company, an All Company admin needs to set the following in All Company:

  1. In All Company, click on the More Options ellipses More community options button , and then click the Settings button.

  2. Under Posting Permissions, select Restricted: Only admins can start a conversation in this community. All members can comment and reply to a comment.

    Once this option is selected, all non-admins will no longer see the option to post in All Company.

    Settings to restrict Yammer posts in All Company

What employees see

When All Company is set to Restricted, non-admins will no longer be able to post a thread starter in All Company.

On web and mobile, non-admins will simply not see the option to post in All Company. On the web, users will see Restricted to the right of the All Company name.

Restricted All Company posts for Yammer on the web

On mobile, users will also see Only admins can start a conversation. All members can comment and reply.

Restricted posts in All Company on a mobile device

Who can restrict posts?

Only admins in All Company can restrict who can post in All Company.

FAQ

Q: How does restricting posts in All Company work with Live Events?

Live events are only available in connected All Company communities. Should you choose to restrict posts in a connected All Company community and run a Live Event, please note that all the questions and comments from the Live Event will show up in the community feed as well.

For more information about how connected groups work, see Yammer and Connected Microsoft 365 Groups..

Q: How does this feature work with the Microsoft Teams integration?

A: Restricting posts in All Company is supported with the Teams Communities app integration.

Q: How does this feature work with the email integration?

A: Restricting posts in All Company is supported with Microsoft Outlook integration. Should a user try to post to All Company via email when All Company is “restricted” to admins only, the email post will not post to All Company.

Only admins of All Company can post by using Outlook. Anyone can reply by using Outlook.

Q: How does this feature work with the SharePoint web part and/or embed scenarios?

Restricting posts in All Company is supported with the Conversations V2 web part. To see a breakdown of how restricting posts in All Company works with each SharePoint web part or embed feature, please see the table below.

For more information about the various SharePoint web parts and embed features, please see New Yammer: Use a Yammer web part in SharePoint Online.

Feature

Supported

Notes

Conversations V2

Yes

The experience looks and feels like the All Company feed in Yammer.

Conversations V1

No

We recommend that you use the Conversations V2 web part if you restrict posts in All Company.

Embed

No

We recommend that you use the Conversations V2 web part if you restrict posts in All Company.

Highlights Web Part

No

We recommend that you use the Conversations V2 web part if you restrict posts in All Company.

Highlights Classic Web Part

No

We recommend that you use the Conversations V2 web part if you restrict posts in All Company.

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