Announcing Yammer Localization Updates

Removing language as a barrier to cross-company collaboration can be a competitive game changer for companies. Today we are happy to announce key Yammer localization updates across the web client, mobile apps and the Yammer Success Center, that will improve communication at your organization.

Yammer web client supports 28 languages

The Yammer web client now supports a total of 28 languages. You can easily select your preferred primary language from the language picker in the bottom of the right pane under Company Resources in your home page or under Access Options in a group or in the footer of every page that doesn’t support infinite scrolling (default is “English (US)”). The 28 supported languages are: Arabic; Chinese Simplified; Chinese Traditional; Czech; Danish; Dutch; English (US); Finnish; French; German; Greek; Hebrew; Hungarian; Indonesian; Italian; Japanese; Korean; Norwegian; Polish; Portuguese (Portugal); Portuguese (Brazil); Russian; Turkish; Romanian; Ukrainian; Spanish; Swedish; Thai.

Additional web localization improvements include: Yammer sign-up flow and public pages (including home and login pages) are also localized to support all 28 languages and right to left message support for Arabic & Hebrew.

Yammer web client in Arabic

Yammer mobile apps support 12 languages

We continue to help you get work done anytime, anywhere, and to make that easier than ever we’ve also improved mobile apps‘ localization. The 12 supported languages are: Chinese Traditional; Chinese Simplified; Dutch; English (US); French; German; Italian; Japanese; Korean; Portuguese; Russian; Spanish across the following apps:

  • iOS: Yammer for iPhone and iPad; Yammer Now for iPhone.
  • Android: Yammer for phone and tablet.
  • Windows: Windows Yammer Notifier.

Once you change your phone’s language preference for instance, the Yammer app will automatically render in your language setting. In order to have this feature working, you would need to have the latest version of the Yammer app. The localized versions of the apps are available in the respective app stores for iOS, Android and at the following location for Windows.

Taking localization a step further and following last year’s announcement, we are excited to introduce message translation in both the iOS and Android Yammer apps, powered by Microsoft Translator®. Whenever a Yammer conversation in these apps includes a language different from the user’s default language setting, a translate button will appear below the initial post. Clicking translate will instantly convert the entire conversation, including related responses, into the user’s default language. Clicking “show original text” will revert the conversation back to the initial language(s).


Yammer Success Center supports 28 languages

The Yammer Success Site, which provides guidance to get started with your social journey, now supports the same 28 languages as the Yammer web client. You can switch languages from the blue language selector, which has English as the default language, at the bottom of the page.

All success site content is localized except the integrations resources, certain pre-existing training materials such as videos, and the release schedule. We’re working on updates to the success site to improve navigation and content discoverability – these improvements are releasing in English soon, and will be localized shortly afterwards.

Yammer Success Center in Japanese

As announced last March: Work like a network! Enterprise social and the future of work, we are on this journey helping people getting work done and these localization improvements are another step in that direction. Stay tuned for further localization innovations and in the meantime try these localizations improvements in your favorite language across platforms today!