Microsoft’s Yammer team today announced a neat feature that will combine the email experience into Yammer. If you are the one who keeps switching between Yammer and email to communicate with everyone in your company, then this a great news for you. There are two new email features for Yammer, Loop in Non-Yammer Users and Forward Emails into Yammer.
Loop in Non-Yammer Users
Need someone to chime in on a Yammer conversation, but they don’t happen to be a Yammer user? No problem – now you can include anyone in your organization in a Yammer discussion. Simply begin typing their email address into the CC bar of any message, and that coworker will receive a notification email alerting them of the Yammer conversation. They’ll be able to respond to your message simply by replying to the email – their message will be posted back to the relevant Yammer discussion. Of course, that coworker can also choose to sign up for Yammer from the email and respond as a Yammer user.
Once an email user has been added to a Yammer conversation in this way, they’ll also receive all future Yammer messages posted to that conversation – ensuring that they stay informed of future developments. Email users can also choose to unsubscribe from the conversation if they no longer wish to participate.
Forward Emails into Yammer
We’ve updated our email forwarding feature in a major way. Every Group in Yammer has an email address, and you can send emails to that Group email address in order to post messages into Yammer.
Now, when you forward an email to a Yammer Group, we include the entire email thread as an attached PDF, so that Yammer users don’t miss any piece of the email conversation. In addition, any files attached in the email will also get uploaded to the Yammer Group and attached to the Yammer conversation. So now when you want to open up an email to a broader audience on Yammer, you can easily share all of the information contained within the email.
Read more from the link below.