Yammer to let system admins post on behalf of fellow users

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  • Yammer, which provides a platform for social conversations in a corporate context, will soon let system admins post on behalf other users.
  • The update will be rolling out to paid Yammer accounts over Q4 2020.
  • Check out the Yammer page to catch up on other fresh updates for the Office 365-integrated application. 
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Yammer admin posting for other users

Yammer, which provides a platform for social conversations in a corporate context, will soon let system admins post on behalf other users.

Typically, Yammer lets you create posts like polls and questions. With the upcoming impersonation update, authorized users will be able to post such items on behalf of others.

User impersonation in Yammer

The folks at TheWindowsClub recently discovered a developer document describing the code for the upcoming impersonation feature in Yammer.

It appears that the application will soon enable users with certain system privileges to get valid access tokens on behalf of fellow app users.

Impersonation allows you to request a valid access token on behalf of a user for your app. This action is restricted to verified Yammer admins, and only in paid Yammer networks.

By the look of things, though, only verified Yammer administrators will get the rights to impersonate other app users within their network. Besides, the feature will be available to only premium account users.

Impersonation may probably come in handy when certain users are unavailable to add their voice to ongoing mission-critical conversations. And according to a recent Office 365 Roadmap entry that Windows Report saw, the update rolls out over Q4 2020.

We also spotted evidence of other Yammer features in the works, including a calendar invites update. The feature makes it easier to invite community members to a live event within the app’s event page.

According to yet another Roadmap entry, community admins are soon getting extra system privileges:

Community admins will be able to turn off the comments, questions, and answers features for specific events in a community.

As Yammer’s integration with Office 365 expands, the application now lets you post directly within SharePoint Online. Likewise, the app integrates seamlessly with Microsoft Teams.

Are you excited about the upcoming impersonation feature in Yammer? You may write your feedback in the comments section below.