Yammer Features List

Yammer

Enterprise Social Network (ESN) to connect and communicate

4.04/5 (113 reviews)

Yammer Feature Summary

  • Enterprise microblogging
  • Office 365 integration
  • Company directory
  • Create and join private or public groups
  • High level security
  • Share files, links, and images
  • Message and content tagging
  • Profile pages
  • Searchable company directory
  • Message inbox with priority settings
  • Automatic notifications
  • Application integration
  • Collaborative workspace
  • Task tracking
  • Third party integration
  • To-do list
  • Knowledge base
  • Tagging
  • Collaboration tools
  • Mobile integration
  • Communication management
  • File transfer
  • Search functionality
  • Prioritizing
  • Preview functionality
  • Version control
  • Document management
  • User management
  • Data import/export
  • Email notifications
  • Secure data storage
  • Employee communities
  • Document distribution
  • Activity dashboard
  • Content management
  • Compliance management
  • Role-based permissions
  • Chat
  • Instant messaging
  • Archiving & retention

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Yammer Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Yammer's features:

Jayasimha nuggehalli

Easy to use interface, very easy to learn.

2016-03-08

Pros

Easy to communicate with coworkers and team members and collaborate. This was part of office 365 subscription.

Cons

This is useful for collaboration, not so much as a project management tool.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 6-12 months

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Yammer

It's a business social network with some light management tools. You still probably need other project management tools, depending n how you run the project (Agile, Waterfall etc)

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Adnan Laeeque

Simple and Sober

2018-07-06

Effective and easy to use

Pros

Very simple and straightforward corporate communication platform enabling employees to collaborate real time for short and instant messaging, sharing and socializing

Cons

Cant be used as a collaboration platform for business use or having critical and urgent real time discussions or even multi party sessions

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
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Amy Waggoner

Great collaboration tool

2017-07-18

Super easy, fast set up and intuitive collaboration tools.

Pros

Everything is in one place -- discussions, files, etc. -- and it has a very familiar social-media style feed that allows my team to work easily together.

Cons

I wish it had better permissions/access control.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Wendy Norton

Staying in Touch

2017-02-23

Notifications let me know when important messages are available. Drop down menus make it easy to use.

Pros

Allows communication amongst groups using a secure network

Cons

Not as versatile as Facebook.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Rajesh Kumar

Best Social Network Platform for Corporate

2018-07-18

Best social networking platform for business

Pros

Easy to use and user friendly platform Best of the features like News feed, Tag photos, Notification alert

Cons

The search feature can be improved.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Eliza Sheffield

Yammer is a Facebook-like social media tool for intranet purposes within a company

2018-07-05

excellent analytics, easy to use interface, an opportunity to have various threads in groups across the company

Pros

easy to navigate, even better than the browser version - it is like Facebook, which is polarizing to employees who prefer Slack and other more "Twitter-like" communication tools - in the admin view, I've been pleased with the level of detailed analytics

Cons

The organization and search-ability leave something to be desired.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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David Hackett

Verified Reviewer

Yammer - a great tool for dispersed teams

2017-07-20

Pros

So even though we have to maintain security of information due to the part of the world we use this in, we have confidence in the security aspects.

Cons

I suppose it's meant to be a feature, but in a private message, if I type the name of someone who is also in our Yammer group into the body of a private message, Yammer automatically hyperlinks that person's name in the message as well as adds their name to the send-to list.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
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Michael L'Archeveque

I use Yammer within my organization to share information between branches and lines of business.

2018-05-07

Pros

Yammer allows a high level of communication and collaboration even in an enterprise level organization.

Cons

One positive feature might be auto-translation - as a company with branches in multiple countries, collaborating with employees who speak another language would be much easier!

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Helen Roush

Great virtual office. Our company uses Yammer and it is highly effective. I would recommend Yammer.

2018-04-19

File sharing, communication, collaboration, organization.

Pros

It is very easy to use, uploading files is easy.

Cons

It is low cost and for those that work remote, it is a great communication tool.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 1001-5000 employees)

Strong Collaboration Tool

2018-02-20

Good for Collaboration

Pros

Yammer is a strong collaboration tool that resides within Microsoft Dynamics which allows you to easily collaborate and track the conversations.

Cons

Although it is a good collaboration tool, I feel like it does not emulate some of the functionality of SFDC Chatter.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

The tool was very easy to understand and ver user friendly.Analytics was really the game changer

2018-06-26

Sharing files and information has become way more easier.

Pros

Office 365 integrated fun tool to use Tracking analytics on daily and weekly and monthly Facebook like feeling

Cons

Little bit slow as compared to Slack Search does not functions properly sometimes Document editing is a little tricky

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Internet company, 51-200 employees)

Great way to communicate with colleagues, but very basic design.

2018-03-13

quick and easy way to interface with colleagues.

Pros

Just like a chat application, or social media platform, it can be fun and very easy to use.

Cons

I feel like this software has been done before. It's not very imaginative in what it brings to the table.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Almost superfluous

2018-03-14

The company can create cross-functional groups that can help with collaboration. It helped some of our employees "meet" others so they knew who to go to for specific questions.

Pros

I think there is a lot of functionality that we're not quite leveraging.

Cons

We have Skype, so we don't use the chat function at all.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

4/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Really easy to setup. If you need to make you team communicate, that's the tool

2018-04-26

Communication is really easy.

Pros

Easy to use, has mobile version too, and it's fast to use for everyone.

Cons

Not so commented by Microsoft.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Chip Melton

Works well just lacks some editing functionality

2018-06-13

Good team interaction for projects.

Pros

Allows documents to be shared and an internal team messaging portal.

Cons

Does not allow internal editing of shared documents and can be clunky when needing document version control

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Jessica Pierre

A great place to network and meet people with common interests

2018-05-17

It's a great way to connect with other employees I would not ordinarily get to interact with. Useful for finding issues or concerns that others share as well. A good way to orchestrate positive change.

Pros

Very useful for promoting yourself or brand. Also a great way to find people with similar interests and causes.

Cons

It's user interface is intuitive and user-friendly.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Business social networking at its best

2018-03-31

Pros

Any collaborative effort can be easily organised on yammer. The UI is really fabulous and I get all the latest feed in my inbox for any of the groups that I am associated to.

Cons

Other than this tiny concern, I feel that Yammer is great tool for internal communication in any firm.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Michael Timms

Social network for work

2018-04-20

I like it because with Yammer I can keep up on what everyone is doing with their projects at work, and it is not as strict as project management software.

Pros

I like that it is super easy to use, you can share ongoing projects, tech news, create groups, reply with gifs (powered by tenor) and much more.

Cons

Yammer is suspiciously similar in layout and use to Facebook. The mobile app also does not have all of the features that the web based version does so it is better to use it through your mobile browser.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Jerry Hong

Facebook for work? No fun, no "Like".

2016-03-14

Pros

If you don't want to communicate with your colleagues in a more traditional Email/Phone/Face-to-Face, at least you can use this to show your boss that you don't hate them.

Cons

I doubt that any enterprise is not using some kind of collaboration tools already.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Likelihood to recommend

3/10

Recommendations to others considering Yammer

You may feel excited if you never used any collaboration tools and are not on Facebook. If you and your colleague doesn't talk in real life, you won't do it in this neither.

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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Yammer was instrumental in helping our staff stay connected

2018-07-05

It was a great alternative to email, keeping messaging and information inside one place.

Pros

Yammer offered just the right features which helped our staff of twelve to communicate about ongoing projects, questions, or issues. It was easy to separate team members using groups.

Cons

Didn't offer the option of integrating with other tools we were already using.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
( company, 201-500 employees)

Yammer from now on is the social media for our office

2018-06-15

Yammer, from now on is the social media of the company to share histories, pictures

Pros

Yammer has been really useful to tell everyone, it's now the social media to share updates from the company, meetings, or any useful information for everyone

Cons

it should be more intuitive, have more options of like, interface should get a bit better, only had comments about the interface, but everything else think it´s great.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Improve communications inside companies

2018-05-11

Pros

I've used Yammer while working for a corporation and it helped us share assets and conversations about projects and management, even with workmates from another countries.

Cons

In my experience it had a lot of features, but I think it could be simpler to use, since we don't have a lot of time to spend trying to learn new tools.

Rating breakdown

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Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Eric Lew

A private facebook for your company

2016-05-17

Pros

Yammer is feature rich, with all the features you'd come to expect from Facebook included: Create a profile, add a picture, connect with colleagues, news feed, profile walls, add photos, tag photos, alert users with notifications, etc.

Cons

All the benefits of social networking in the company (knowledge transfer, communication, community building) can be real and valuable, but I've seen many attempts to create an active online community fail at my company.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Likelihood to recommend

5/10

Recommendations to others considering Yammer

Ask yourself if you really have exec buy in to push adoption of Yammer (or any internal social network). These networks do not just create themselves - they need ongoing TLC especially from execs.

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Jaime Herrera

Good option for simple posting of information

2018-01-23

Pros

I manage a Yammer site and post frequently. Integration with active directory makes it easy to manage users.

Cons

I would love to see more options for administrators, like more robust polls, live chat communication, creating subgroups of users or being able to send email communications to group members.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

So it came free with Office 365, but why haven't you tried it out?

2018-02-06

Pros

You can create collaboration groups, make instant company wide announcements, surveys, or simply ping someone while they are on a call if you need an answer quickly.

Cons

Nothing. Its easy, sign on, and I've yet to find any end user that had trouble navigating it.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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