The new Yammer has arrived on mobile!

March 31, 2020

The original article is published on the Microsoft Tech Community Yammer Blog.

At Microsoft Ignite 2019, we unveiled new Yammer capabilities that help leaders and employees align on strategy, build culture, connect in communities, and share knowledge across the organization. The Yammer mobile apps give you access to Yammer anywhere, anytime, so that everyone from the board room to the edges of the organization can stay connected.  

 
Today, we are excited to announce that you can access the new Yammer experience and functionality in the latest versions of the iOS and Android apps. Download or update your app from the from AppStore or PlayStore to get started.

 

 

 

New layouts and styling 

Yammer mobile now leverages the Microsoft Fluent design language to deliver a delightful user experience that provides a sense of consistency while moving between different Microsoft mobile and web apps. The app has a new layout that highlights the content of the conversations to help users focus on what matters. The updated profile gives users easy access to their personal profile, networks, settings, and organizational branding. The improved communities list helps users quickly find their communities and discover new ones 

 

Include links, media, gifs and other content in your posts. Set your conversation style within the new publishing experience.Include links, media, gifs and other content in your posts. Set your conversation style within the new publishing experience.

Changes to the Feed, communities, Inbox & Notifications 

The mobile experience optimizes content and conversations for use while on the goUsers can scroll through their feed to see what's happening across their companyWe’ll continue to roll out improvements to make the feed more valuable. Additionally, we’ve improved how photos and videos are displayed, honed the inbox and notifications for greater readability, and added unique styling for questions, polls, and praise to help them stand out and drive engagement 

 

New styling for praise, polls, and questionsNew styling for praise, polls, and questions

Getting the message across while on the go 

Engage with leadership, praise a coworker, or post a light-hearted GIF to welcome a new employee in your company- right from mobileWe’ve also added better previews for images, videos, links, and files. You can preview content for style and accuracy before hitting post. And as announced at Microsoft Ignite community admins can pin conversations and communities, close conversations, and upload community cover photos to customize the community’s look and feel. Pinning and closing conversations is available in mobile, but won't show in the web experience until your network has the new Yammer enabled. 

 

Community admins can pin any conversation type and close conversations to prevent new replies.Community admins can pin any conversation type and close conversations to prevent new replies.

Optimizing for anywhere 

Company moments are meant to bring people together, even when you are away for your desk, so we’ve redesigned live events in Yammer to ensure everyone can watch and participate from the mobile app. And  we’ve improved the performance while uploading attachments and large videos, allowing them to process and upload in the background* after you publish your post.  
*available for Android only, coming soon for iOS. 

Attend live events in Yammer, ask questions, and mark best answers within the mobile apps.Attend live events in Yammer, ask questions, and mark best answers within the mobile apps.

The new Yammer 

For customers who are eager to get their hands on the new Yammer, this is the first chance to use many of the new experiences. 

 

The Yammer iOS and Android mobile apps are now fully functional for all key Yammer capabilities, perfect for customers looking to empower their employees to use Yammer on any device of their choice. Get the new Yammer app from the AppStore or PlayStore. 

 

Keep an eye on this blog and on social media as we continue to bring new experiences to your communities in Microsoft 365 on mobile. The #YearOfYammer continues… 

 

-Tamanna Kottwani 

Tamanna is a Senior PM at Yammer heading up mobile  

 

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