Yammer communities, which enable you to build relationships and share knowledge across teams and the entire organization, are now available in an app while working in Microsoft Teams.
You can pin the Yammer Communities app to the left side of Microsoft Teams enabling you to engage with leaders, watch live events, ask questions, get answers, and stay up-to-date with news and announcements. It’s Yammer—in Microsoft Teams.
What’s different about this experience?
The Yammer Communities app for Teams experience is largely the same as the new Yammer experience but inside Microsoft Teams. To learn more, see The New Yammer in the Yammer Blog.
The Yammer Communities experience can also be integrated as a tab in your Teams channels. For more information, see Add a Yammer page to a channel in Teams.
Install the Yammer Communities app for Microsoft Teams for yourself
Open Microsoft Teams on the web or in a desktop client.
At the bottom of the Microsoft Teams app bar, click Apps .
Search for Communities.
Click on the Communities app, and then click Add. This will add the app for all your Microsoft Teamsclients, including mobile.
Note: You can also use and share the following link to locate the Yammer Communities app: https://aka.ms/YammerInTeams.
Install the Yammer Communities app for Microsoft Teams for your organization
Admins can choose to deploy and pin the app for all users or particular departments through custom policies.
Pin the Yammer Communities app to the app bar of Microsoft Teams
On the web and in a desktop client
Go to More on the left side of Microsoft Teams—this is where you’ll find all your apps.
Right click any app icon and select Pin to make your app visible in the purple area on the left.
Tip: You can reorder everything on the left by dragging and dropping icons. For more information about pinning and unpinning apps in Microsoft Teams, see Pin an app for easy access.
On the iOS and Android mobile platforms
Go to More on the bottom of Microsoft Teams—this is where you’ll find all your apps.
Select Reorder and drag and drop the app so it is no longer in the More section.
Select Done to save your changes.
With the Communities app, you will also get notifications in your Teams activity for @ mentions sent to you and announcements from communities that you have joined in your home network. Learn how to configure your Teams notification settings.
Note: The senders of the notifications must have a Microsoft 365 identity associated with them in your home network.
Q: Is any functionality missing from the Yammer Communities app for Microsoft Teams?
A: More functionality is coming soon including:
Select settings: selecting skin tones for diverse reactions
In Microsoft Teams for iOS and Android, the following features are also coming soon:
Creating, editing, and discovering communities
Community files view
On iOS, viewing live events directly within the app
Q: I'm not using the new Yammer web experience. Will this impact how I can use the Yammer app for Teams?
A: No, not at all. The new Communities app always uses new Yammer.