Yammer App for SharePoint: Add a Yammer feed to a SharePoint page

Adding a Yammer feed to a SharePoint site lets people post, reply, and like Yammer conversations right inside of a team or project website. No need to navigate away; everything’s available in one location.

To get started:

This step requires someone with Office 365 global admin credentials (i.e. someone who has access to the Office 365 Admin Center).

After getting the app, site collection admins need to add the app to Site Contents so that when someone wants to insert a Yammer feed on a SharePoint site it’s easy for them to find the app.

After the app is added to the site collection Site Contents, people can now easily add the app to their SharePoint team and project websites.

Having trouble with the app?

Step 1: Get the app from the Office Store

The Yammer App for SharePoint is free, but before you can use it on SharePoint pages an Office 365 global admin must add the app to SharePoint.

 Note    Not sure if you’re an Office 365 global admin? Learn more about Office 365 admin roles.

To add the app:

  1. Sign into the Office 365 Admin Center (https://portal.microsoftonline.com/).
  2. Choose Admin > SharePoint. You’re now in the SharePoint admin center.
  3. Choose apps.
  4. Choose Purchase Apps.
  5. Search the store for Yammer App for SharePoint, and purchase the app with your Microsoft account.

 Warning    Your Office 365 account cannot be used for this transaction. The Office Store requires a Microsoft account, such as an Outlook.com (formerly Hotmail), Xbox Live, or MSN account.

You’re done! Now, site collection administrators can add the Yammer App for SharePoint to their site collections. After the app is added to a site collection, then site owners and members can insert a Yammer feed on a site page. Learn more about SharePoint permissions.

Step 2: Make the app available for use

Before site owners can insert a Yammer feed on a SharePoint page, SharePoint site collection admins will need to make the Yammer App for SharePoint available to sites within their site collections.

 Note    Not sure if you’re a site collection admin? Watch this video about SharePoint permissions.

  1. Navigate to a site collection where you want to add the app.
  2. Choose Settings > Site Contents.
  3. Choose add an app.
  4. Choose Apps You Can Add.
  5. Choose Yammer App for SharePoint, and then choose Trust It.

Step 3: Add Yammer feed to a SharePoint page

People with Full Control permissions can add the Yammer App for SharePoint app part to a page to see a Yammer feed.

 Note    Not sure if you have Full Control permissions? Watch this video about SharePoint permissions.

  1. Navigate to the page where you want to add a Yammer feed.
  2. Choose Page > Edit.
  3. Choose Insert > App Part.

Screenshot of App Part button on the Insert tab

  1. Sign into Yammer with your Yammer username and password.
  2. Choose Yammer Feed.

 Important    If you don’t see Yammer App for SharePoint listed under App Part, then either your organization hasn’t purchased the app from the Office Store or the app hasn’t been added to the site collection where this page lives.

Screenshot of App Parts menu showing Yammer Feed option

  1. Choose the type of feed you want to add:
  • Group Feed Choosing this feed type will display all Yammer conversations for this group. You’ll need to know the Yammer group ID. To find this information, sign into Yammer.com and navigate to the group. Now look at the URL address for the page you’re on. The group ID is a set of digits at the end of the URL. Look for, “…group&feedID=1111111”, where “1111111” is the group ID.

Screenshot of URL address with Yammer group ID higlighted

  • Home Feed Choosing this feed type will display all Yammer conversations you’re following for this network. If you’re joined to more than one network, you’ll need to choose the Yammer network you want to see in the feed. By default, your Home network will be selected.
  • Comment Feed Choosing this feed type will display all conversations people post about this SharePoint page. Copy the URL of the host SharePoint page and paste the URL into the Host Page URL field.

Screenshot of Yammer App for SharePoint Comment feed with the Post to drop-down menu highlighted

If the Yammer feed isn’t appearing on the page, read Having trouble with the app?

If you want to change the width and height of the Yammer feed, read Change the dimensions of the Yammer feed.

Change the dimensions of the Yammer feed

Many people want to change the width and height of their Yammer feed. By default it’s the size of the SharePoint zone, so that it aligns to your site’s style sheet. But if you want to customize the size, you can.

To change the width and height of the app part:

  1. Navigate to the page where you have the Yammer feed.
  2. Choose Page > Edit.
  3. Hover over the Yammer feed zone, click the drop-down arrow, and choose Edit Web Part.

Screenshot of Yammer feed drop-down arrow control with Edit Web Part button highlighted

  1. In the right-hand pane, under Yammer feed Appearance, change the Height and Width settings.

Screenshot of Yammer feed app part settings page with width and height sections highlighted

Having trouble with the app?

The app part doesn’t render and gives an iFrame error in Internet Explorer, what do I do?

Because the Service Manager component in Office programs automatically adds SharePoint tenant domains to Trusted Sites security zone in Internet Explorer whenever you open a document from a SharePoint site, you get an IFrame error. The login endpoint isn’t added to Trusted Sites. The user authentication to SharePoint still succeeds, but the iFrame itself isn’t rendered as it’s blocked by click jacking protection.

Workaround    Add following sites into your Trusted Sites list and restart the session.

  • https://login.microsoftonline.com
  • https://*.sharepoint.com

If adding these sites doesn’t solve the problem, please turn on Protected Mode for Trusted sites.

The blank dialog box pops-up on login when using Internet Explorer, what do I do?

Having *.yammer.com and *.sharepoint.com (like your SharePoint domain) in the Intranet Zone setting in Internet Explorer prevents you from logging into the Yammer from the Yammer App for SharePoint. You’ll see a blank dialog box after logging into Yammer from the app.

Workaround    Add following sites into your Trusted Sites list and restart the session.

  • https://*.yammer.com
  • https://*.assets-yammer.com

I have some other issue, what do I do?

Check to see if there is an update available. To do this,

  1. Go to the SharePoint site that has the Yammer App for SharePoint.
  2. Click Settings Settings: update your profile, install software and connect it to the cloud, Site Contents.

If you have an Office 365 Small Business account, click Site Contents.

  1. Find the Yammer App for SharePoint and click update.

Yammer app for SharePoint update

  1. Repeat these steps for each SharePoint site where you’re the site owner.

If you don’t see the update link on the Yammer App for SharePoint,

  1. Click the ellipses (…) next to the Yammer App for SharePoint.
  2. Click About to update the app.

Yammer apps for SharePoint

If that doesn’t resolve your issue, get help from the Office 365 Community.

 
 
Applies to:
SharePoint Foundation 2013, SharePoint Online Enterprise (E1), SharePoint Online Enterprise (E3 & E4), SharePoint Online Midsized Business, SharePoint Online Small Business, SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise, SharePoint Server 2013 Standard