The landscape of work is evolving, and organizations are continuing to look for ways to keep their employees connected and informed, wherever they are and however they work. In April, Microsoft Teams added a new app called “Communities” which brings a fully interactive new Yammer experience directly into the hub for teamwork. Today, at Microsoft Inspire, we announced that the new Communities app is now available for Teams for iOS and Teams for Android.
Engage your Firstline Workers and deskless employees with company-wide announcements and live events that employees can access anywhere. Stay connected to what’s happening in your communities, tap into knowledge across teams and departments, and crowdsource solutions and best practices at the edges of the organization. The new Communities app helps employees share and engage with their coworkers across locations and worksites – right alongside their shifts, chats, and calendar.
Resilient organizations require engaged employees at the edges of the organization and need tools to help remote employees and address employee well-being. The Communities integration unlocks new ways to stay connected while using the Teams mobile apps, including
As Cai, Kjaer, CEO of Swoop Analytics states, “Together, Teams and Yammer are a formidable ally for business performance, and since most of our daily work is happening within a team, it makes a lot of sense to make Yammer available in the Teams app.”
Starting today, users with the Communities app installed in the Teams web or desktop clients will also see the Communities app in their mobile app. Admins pinning the app for their users will now also see the app appear in mobile.
Soon, Communities in Teams will add integrated notifications to the activity bell within Teams and unify the search experience while in the app to make it easy to find the conversations you care about. Stay tuned! Follow the Microsoft Teams and Yammer blogs for the latest news and best practices related to teamwork and communities in Microsoft 365.
- Ethan Li,
Ethan is a PM for Yammer and the Communities app at Microsoft
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