How to Get Started with Yammer

Understanding the Different Yammer Actions

Yammer offers Actions that sound similar, but show up differently inside the Yammer interface.

Create Message: This will create a "proper" feed story inside of Yammer. The feed inside of Yammer looks like this:

Yammer Feed

The "create message" Action is suitable for lower volume integrations since the feed inside Yammer can get quite noisy. If you are pushing a lot of data (such as from an RSS feed, or other "notification" style items) you should probably use the following "create activity" Action.

Create Activity: This Action is great for higher volume "dumps" back into Yammer from external sources, like RSS, Dropbox, project management tools, etc. Here is where the activity stream shows up inside Yammer:

Yammer Activity

Of course, it is up to you which Action you'd like to use!

Connecting your Yammer Account

Once you've picked out a Yammer Trigger or Action you'd like to use, you'll need to connect your Yammer Account to Zapier. This is really quick and painless. Here is what the process looks like.

First, click to connect.

Connect Yammer 1

You'll be greeted by a popup asking you to label the new Yammer Account inside Zapier. This is purely for your own information; you can leave the default if you'd like.

Connect Yammer 2

Another window will open, this time asking you to login and allow Zapier access to your Yammer data.

Connect Yammer 3

Connect Yammer 4

Clicking "Allow" will automatically close the window and return you to Zapier. If all went well, you're Yammer Account is now connected!

Connect Yammer 5

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