Posted by: kurtsh | June 18, 2021

RELEASE: Essential Announcements now available in Yammer

A new superpower for communicators has been introduced with Yammer for broadcasting critical messages: 

“Essential Announcements” ensure that critical announcements reach your audience across Yammer and their Outlook inbox – and even Teams.  Reach your audience (community) and measure reach & impact with Conversation Insights.

imageSome announcements are crucial to keeping employees up to date – whether it’s regarding safety, protocols, policies, or other priority news. In these instances, corporate communicators and leaders need ways to guarantee that messages are delivered to every employee. This feature allows Yammer community admins to set an announcement as ‘essential’ to ensure that it’s delivered via email to every member of that community, even if it is outside of their preferred notification settings.

How it works

Community admins and network admins can now choose to set a post as an ‘essential announcement’ by changing the announcement delivery options before they post, which will notify all community members by email including those members who are not setup to receive email notifications of updates in Yammer. The total number of members will also be listed at the bottom of the editing card. Admins must be using the new Yammer experience to use this feature, but members using both the classic and new Yammer will receive the notifications. Learn more about how to send announcements in Yammer here. When members receive email notifications for essential announcements, they will be able to reply directly to the announcer by email. The email would also contain a note explaining to the member that they received this email as the community admin chose to make an essential announcement.

For those that have the Yammer Communities app for Teams installed, announcements and @mentions made in Yammer will also appear in your Microsoft Teams activity feed.

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