Yammer Getting Started Checklist

This KB Article References: Yammer
This Information is Intended for: Instructors, Researchers, Staff, Students
Created: 04/01/2016 Last Updated: 08/11/2020

Complete Your Profile

Your Yammer Profile helps your co-workers learn more about you, your background and your work experience, while letting them put a face to a name.

Here’s how to set it up:

  • At the top right of your screen, click on the Cog (gear)
  • Select Edit Settings
  • Fill out some information about yourself and upload a picture by clicking the Browse button in the Basics section
  • Add your job title, department, location, expertise, contact information and any other details, including links to your profiles on Facebook and LinkedIn
  • Click Save


Manage Your Notifications

By default, Yammer will send you a daily email activity summary. You can change this notification to weekly or never.

Here’s how to manage your email settings:

  • Near the top left of your screen, click on the Cog (gear)
  • Select Edit Settings
  • Then click Notifications 
  • Click the Stony Brook University network to expand it (if necessary)
  • In the “Activity Digest” section, choose whether you’d like an email digest Daily, Weekly or Never.
  • In the “Email me when…” section, specify when you would like to receive email notifications by checking or unchecking the boxes
  • Next, select which groups you’d like to receive email when there is new activity
  • Click Save


Join Groups

  • Click on the Cog (gear) on the top right of your screen
  • Click on Groups
  • Then click Join next to those you find interesting or click the magnifying glass to search for groups to join.
  • If membership approval is required, you’ll see your request “Pending”


Follow Co-Workers

  • Click on the Cog (gear) on the top right of your screen
  • Click People
  • Then click Follow next to who you’d like to follow
  • Don’t see a colleague? Invite them to the network

You can also follow users by hovering over their picture in the news feed and clicking Follow on their hover card


Following Topics

  • Click on the Cog (gear) on the top right of your screen
  • Click Apps
  • Scroll towards the bottom to My Apps and then click Topics
  • Browse the list, select the Topic of interest, then click Follow

You can also follow Topics as applied to conversations in the Newsfeed (middle section of the Yammer page)

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