With remote working and learning gaining popularity due to the coronavirus outbreak, businesses and educational institutions are using online conferencing platforms like Microsoft Teams to connect with their workforce or students. Now, Microsoft is also leaving no stone unturned to make Teams an interesting platform for one and all. It’s fully interactive Yammer app called “Communities”, which brings your communities and conversations directly into Microsoft Teams, is now available in the Microsoft app store.
Microsoft’s Yammer ‘Communities’ app enables the users to keep everyone at your organization engaged, informed, and moving forward. This app for Teams keeps everyone connected to what’s happening in their respective communities’ conversations, share announcements, attend live events, and connect with co-workers just as you would in the Yammer web or mobile apps.
“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. We’ll continue to create a more seamless Yammer communities experience within Teams, including unifying notifications and search and bringing the Yammer app to Teams mobile. We hope you find them useful as you navigate your organization’s remote work experience,” said Murali Sitaram, General Manager, Yammer and Office 365 Groups.
If you are wondering how to use the new Yammer app, an official Microsoft blogpost reveals that more than 44 million people are now using Teams every day to get work done. With the Yammer app in Teams, customers can communicate broadly. The Yammer app allows the users to share a poll or question at scale, and instantly notify people of important news by sharing an announcement targeted to the entire organization or specific communities. Moreover, the app offers easy visibility into the reach and impact of those communications as well.
Besides this, the social experiences of Microsoft’s Yammer ‘Communities’ app for Teams make it easy to discover valuable conversations, ask questions, loop in experts with at-mentions, and mark best answers.
In addition to this, business leaders can use live events in Microsoft’s Yammer ‘Communities’ app to broadcast company-wide, town hall–style meetings with video, interactive conversation, and Q&A sessions to share vision, drive culture, and engage employees.
So what are you waiting for? Admins and users can install the Yammer app, named “Communities,” from the Teams App store. Later, it can be pinned to the Teams app bar on the left. According to Microsoft, “IT Admins can choose to deploy and pin the app for all users or particular departments through custom policies. Meanwhile, individual users can install and pin the app themselves using the options in the app bar.”
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