People with recent versions of Microsoft Outlook can now interact with Yammer conversations, questions, polls, and praise without leaving their inbox. This integration enables users to continue to focus on email while collaborating with colleagues, interacting with managers, and participating in communities.
While people have been able to receive email notifications and click links to view conversations, this new functionality enables people using the most recent version of Outlook for Windows, Outlook for Mac, Outlook for iOS, and Outlook for Android to actively work with Yammer right in their Outlook Inbox.
Note: If you don’t see this experience yet, you might be using an older version of Outlook. Check with your IT team or administrator if you want more details.
Using Outlook on the web, users can reply to conversations, like posts, respond to polls, and answer questions with richly formatted messages that are similar to the full Yammer experience. For managers, this feature increases opportunities to share knowledge with and seek feedback from a broader audience, especially for employees who prefer to remain working in their Inbox.
If you would like to see a Yammer email using the previous viewing experience, you can turn off this update on a per-email basis by clicking Hide Yammer Conversation at the bottom of the email. From this view, you can click the View Conversation button to see the post in Yammer.
Similarly, users of Outlook for Windows, Mac, and mobile versions can Like and Comment on Yammer conversations right from within their inbox. These Outlook apps are optimized for quick task completion. If the user needs to perform any advanced actions on the Yammer conversation, the user can click on the View Conversation link in the email to view that conversation on Yammer.
If you want to manage notifications you get from Yammer, see Enable or disable Yammer email and phone notifications.