Microsoft have introduced a new Yammer integration for Microsoft Teams. The company have lauched a new app called Communities that introduces stronger Yammer integration for Microsoft Teams. The new app essentially brings Yammer to Teams.
“Put simply, it’s Yammer – in Teams,” said Murali Sitaram, General Manager of Yammer at Microsoft. The new app can be used to stay up-to-date with everything happening in your company’s Yammer without having to leave Teams.
The new app, which can be stored from the Microsoft Teams app store, appears as a dedicated tab on the Teams sidebar. From there, you can access Yammer from within Teams to access your communities (read: groups) in Yammer. You can share updates, ask questions, share polls, etc. You can also access all the live company events hosted on Yammer from within Teams using the new app.
“By bringing Yammer into Teams, we want to make it easier for leaders and communicators to quickly and effectively communicate with their teams and organizations, even when they need to work apart,” said Sitaram.
The new Yammer Communities app for Microsoft Teams only works on the desktop and web for now and it isn’t available for mobile devices just yet. Microsoft says the company will continue to improve the Yammer experience within Teams and introduce new features to unify notifications and search between the two platforms in the future.