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Microsoft has unveiled its plans to integrate Yammer, the private social network for companies, into Teams. Users can now add a Yammer tab to their channels in the chat app.

Teams are increasingly at the heart of Microsoft’s productivity offering for companies. Gradually, the company has consolidated more and more of its enterprise tools, such as Skype for Business and Skype Room Systems, into the application. Yammer, which received Microsoft for $1.2 billion in June 2012, still exists in its own right, but is now more integrated into Teams.

When you add a Yammer tab to a channel in Teams, members of that channel can follow a group, topic feed, or conversation in Yammer without having to leave the chat app. For example, they can also discuss a conversation at Yammer with each other in Teams before a public reaction is placed in the Yammer group.

Yammer integratie in Teams

Add Yammer to Teams

To add the integration, click on the plus sign in the tabs bar of the Teams-channel and choose the Yammer integration. Then you can select which Yammer group you want to display and further refine which content should be displayed. Once the installation and configuration have been completed, the Yammer tab will be visible to all team members in the Teams-channel.

The integration is more than a simple display of the Yammer page. When a user accesses the tab from Teams, Yammer performs an authentication and displays only the content that is accessible to the user. For the time being, the integration only works in the desktop app and on the web. Mobile support may follow at a later stage.

Microsoft Teams was launched two years ago and is used today by more than 329,000 organizations worldwide. It is the fastest growing business app in the company’s history.

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