New features and a new look for Yammer mobileJuly 30, 2019
Yammer's mission is to “empower and connect every person across an organization to maximize their impact,” we want to bring this experience to our users wherever they are, so we're working to create a full-featured mobile app with a sleek user experience. Here are some of the improvements that we have shipped recently and a peek at what's on the horizon.
Core mobile improvements
A new look for mobile
We're excited to share a new landing experience that takes you right to your feed so you can get caught up on what’s happening across your network, just as it works on Yammer’s web client.
Currently, the feed on mobile is a combination of All Company & people you follow. We are evolving the feed experience and will keep learning from the changes we are rolling out.
The Iconic change
Our Office App Logos have been recently redesigned to embrace the new world of work and signal the tremendous product value that has been delivered. Our new Yammer logo change has been in line with this vision and we've rolled out the new Yammer logo for mobile to reflect our modern app journey.
User Friendly Feeds and conversations
We have reduced visual clutter and improved information hierarchy & structure to help you get caught up on conversations across your company, faster.
We have also evolved our font, colors, and iconography to provide a more friendly look. We are currently testing these features which you may see in the app. Stay tuned for more details as we start rolling this out.
Live Events available on iOS and Android
To enable leaders to communicate broadly to their company or bring members of a community together around an event, we now support participation in a live event across iOS and Android.
Learn more about attending Live Events in Yammer.
Question and answer
We have started rolling out community and knowledge features starting with question and answer capability on iOS and Android. Users can now ask questions and solicit answers either in a Yammer group or during a Live Event. The author or admin can then select the best answer from the list of answers.
Learn more about the new question and answer feature in Yammer.
Yammer-to-device Push Notification encryption.
Your security is important to us. We have prioritized making your data more secure by encrypting push notifications all the way from our servers to your phone for both Yammer iOS and Android apps. Learn more here.
Yammer in EU
As we announced in May 2019, in-geo data storage is now available to European Union Yammer customers. For new Yammer networks in the EU, files attached to messages will be stored at-rest in Microsoft’s EU data centers. This is also supported on mobile.
Additionally, we have been working hard to bring all core product features to the mobile app, so you can engage the way that you need while on the go. Here are just some of the many new features launched recently on mobile.
Group Search on iOS
Search is critical and saves you time. We've extended search capabilities in groups. You can now search for conversations, files, and members directly within the context of a group to find information quickly.
Pinned Resources & Files on iOS and Android
You can now view your pinned links and group files through the group page on iOS and Android.
Seen Counts on iOS & Android
You can now see how many users have read a post on mobile, too.
Seen counts are available on iOS today and we have started rolling this out for Android.
Stay tuned for a series of exciting updates that we will start rolling out on our mobile apps over the next few months. If you have any feedback, we are actively listening and prioritizing. Comment below to reach out to us.