Notifications coming to the Yammer Communities app in Microsoft Teams

New Feature: Teams

From Microsoft Corporation

Action required by Oct 27, 2020
Major update: Announcement
Applies To: All

With this change, Yammer users can be notified in Teams when announcements are made in communities that they are a member of and when the user is @ mentioned in a conversation. This change affects the Yammer Communities app in the Microsoft Teams app (web, desktop, and mobile).

Key points

  • Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 64015 
  • Timing: beginning of November
  • Roll-out: user level 
  • Control type: user control 
  • Action: review and assess 

How this affects your organization

This change makes it easier for users to see their Yammer notifications and conversations, stay engaged, and react — all within Teams.

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If your organization or specific users in your organization have installed the Communities app in Microsoft Teams, they will begin receiving notifications in the Teams activity feed at the beginning of November. The rollout should be complete by the end of November.
What you need to do to prepare

Share this news with users at your organization and consider pinning Communities next to Chats and Teams. Ensure your corporate communications team is aware of this additional channel of reaching users across the organization.

Learn more: How to manage notifications in Teams (end user documentation)