We’re always excited to see the way you use Yammer, so when we noticed how many customers are sharing external links we decided to build a new feature to support this activity. Users frequently start discussions around all kinds of web pages on Yammer, sharing everything from viral news stories and business blogs to cloud-based business applications like SharePoint. Now, we have made it even easier to share and talk about these web pages within Yammer – with the Yammer Browser Extension.
The extension adds a Yammer tab to your browser menu, and lets you quickly share any web page you’re viewing – just click on the Yammer icon, choose which Group you’d like to post your message into, and share your own comments with a link to the page.
In addition, as you’re browsing the web, the browser extension will notify you if there’s an existing Yammer conversation about the page. If you see a red notification number on the Yammer icon, that means that your coworkers are already having a discussion on Yammer about that page – simply click on the Yammer icon to pull out a separate viewing pane where you can view the conversation, all while remaining on the web page. You can join in the discussion and post from within this pane.
All in all, the browser extension is a great way to enhance your web browsing experience with Yammer. You can share interesting finds and insights with coworkers without ever having to leave the page, and gain increased context and commentary from your own coworkers while browsing the web. We’re initially offering the Yammer Browser Extension for Google Chrome – come check it out here!