Add Yammer to the SharePoint Server navigation

APPLIES TO: yes2013 yes2016 yes2019 noSharePoint Online

You can choose whether users see a link to Yammer or Newsfeed in the site navigation.

The user account that is performing this procedure must be a member of the Farm Administrators group.

In SharePoint Server 2019 and SharePoint Server 2016

  1. Start the SharePoint Central Administration tool.

  2. In the Office 365 section, choose Configure Yammer.

  3. On the Yammer Configuration page, choose Activate Yammer.

    Yammer Configuration page in Central Admin

    After a few minutes, the Activate Yammer button changes to Deactivate Yammer. This may take up to 30 minutes.

  4. Verify that Yammer is selected by clicking the Office 365 icon. You should the Yammer app listed. Here's what it looks like in SharePoint Server 2019:

    SharePoint Server 2019 Office 365 navigation showing the Yammer app

    Here's what it looks like in SharePoint Server 2016:

    SharePoint Server 2016 navigation showing the Yammer app

In SharePoint Server 2013 running Service Pack 1 for SharePoint Server 2013

  1. On the Central Administration website, in the Office 365 section, choose Configure Yammer.

  2. On the Configure Yammer page, select Activate Yammer.

    Yammer Configuration page in SharePoint Server 2013 Central Admin

  3. Look at the top navigation bar to verify that the Newsfeed link is replaced with a link to Yammer.

    SharePoint Server 2013 navigation bar with Yammer