Bring new Yammer to your organization

Global admins can now control participation in the preview for the new Yammer in your organization. Please note that only one of these settings can be selected at a time. You can go back and forth between these options but we strongly recommend understanding what selecting and unselecting each setting entails before making that choice.

Administrative Opt-in Settings for the New Yammer Preview

Stay in Classic Yammer

This option, which when shows up as the default setting for your organization, would mean that you have not yet rolled out the New Yammer (Preview) to your organization. If you have already rolled out the preview, you can also select this option to remove access to the toggle that allows users to opt into the new Yammer experience.

New Yammer Preview Opt-in Toggle

This option does not stop users from accessing a direct link to the new Yammer experience. If your organization wants to remove all access to the new Yammer during the preview phase, you will need to contact Microsoft support.

Enable the new Yammer Preview as opt-in

Selecting this option ensures that users in your organization are able to see the Try the new Yammer (Preview) toggle to opt into the new Yammer (Preview) from the classic Yammer experience.

New Yammer Preview Opt-in Toggle

Users would be able to opt out of the new experience at any time, using the opt-out toggle.

If at any point during the preview phase you want to remove access to the toggle, please select the first option, Stay in Classic Yammer. Here is what going back to this setting involves:

  • Users on the classic Yammer experience would no longer be able to see the toggle to opt into the new Yammer experience.

  • Users who are already opted into the new Yammer experience would stay opted in. But they will have the option to opt-out of the new experience using the opt-out toggle.

  • Users can also continue to access the new Yammer through direct links that are shared on apps outside of Yammer, such as Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Teams or by directly typing the new Yammer URL in the address bar. When they do this, they will encounter an opt-in dialog box prompting them to opt into the new Yammer experience. When they click Let’s Go, it opts in the user to the new experience.

    Meet the New Yammer dialog box

  • If the user clicks on Not Now, the user will be taken to the corresponding page on the classic Yammer experience.

  • If your organization wants to remove all access to the new Yammer during the preview phase, you will need to contact Microsoft support.

Enable the New Yammer Preview as default

Selecting this option would ensure users in your organization are able to see the Try the new Yammer (Preview) toggle to opt into the new Yammer (Preview) from the classic Yammer experience, and users who have never tried the new experience would automatically be switched to the New Yammer (Preview).

New Yammer Preview Opt-in Toggle

Users can choose to opt-out of this new experience and go back to the classic Yammer at any point.

  • This would not impact those users who have tried the new Yammer before and made the explicit choice to opt out of it. These users would continue to stay on the classic Yammer experience.
  • Users who have already opted in through the opt-in toggle are not impacted. These users would stay on the new experience but can opt out at any time through the opt-out toggle.
  • If your organization is completely new to Yammer, and you want all your users to directly move to the new Yammer experience, the Enable the New Yammer (Preview) as default setting is the one we recommend.

If at any point during the preview phase, you want to remove access to the toggle, please select the first setting, Stay in Classic Yammer. Here is what that would involve:

  • Users on the classic Yammer experience would no longer be able to see the toggle to opt into the new Yammer.

  • Users who are already opted into the new Yammer experience would stay opted in. But they will have the option to opt out of the new experience using the opt-out toggle.

  • Users can also continue to access the new Yammer through direct links that are shared on apps outside of Yammer (Outlook/Teams) or by directly typing the new Yammer URL on the address bar. When they do this, they will encounter an opt-in dialog prompt asking them to opt into the new Yammer experience. If the user clicks Let’s Go, it would opt the user into the new Yammer experience. If the user clicks on Not Now, he or she will be taken to the corresponding page on the classic Yammer experience.

    Meet the New Yammer dialog box

  • If your organization wants to remove all access to the new Yammer during the preview phase, you will need to contact Microsoft support.

Note

Please note that during the preview phase, all users can access the new experience through a direct link. If your organization wants to remove all access to the new Yammer during the preview phase, you will need to contact Microsoft support. If you remove all access, then users from all networks in a 1:M (1-to-many) scenario will no longer be able to access the preview features.

FAQ

Q: Can users get to the new Yammer preview without administrator changes?

A: Global admins can control whether users in their organization can see the toggle to opt into the new Yammer experience but users will always be able to access web.yammer.com while the new Yammer is in the public preview phase. If your organization wants to remove all access to the new Yammer during the preview phase, you will need to contact Microsoft support or work with your organization's IT team.

Q: Which networks get the opt-in toggle?

A: In some situations, multiple Yammer networks are connected to a single Microsoft 365 tenant. This is called a 1 tenant: many networks (1:M) configuration. All networks attached to the tenant can get the toggle, but each will need to be enabled independently. We recommend that administrators consolidate down to a single network.

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