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Skype vs Yammer Private Messages

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How do you see skype integration, and Yammer private messages working together? 

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Check out Pradeep's response in this thread, Nick. Good to "see" you! https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Yammer-AMA/New-look-and-features-expectations/m-p/72310#M629
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Great question. From our user research we find that when users are in Yammer, they may see something interesting, and may quickly share it with someone else - right in Yammer. These conversations may eventually be shared in a Group, becoming useful to more people in the organization. But if they are reading a thread, and want to instantly call a person from right inside Yammer - we think Skype would be a natural fit for such audio/video calling scenarios.
If users want to start a private message - when they are not in Yammer - they typically use Email (for long form messages) or Skype (for instant messages).
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Also, here is a blog post on the roadmap for private messages in Yammer  https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Yammer-Blog/Improvements-to-the-Private-Messaging-Experience-...

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Thanks Steve, good to see you too! Thanks for the links! I still feel it's confusing to staff when to use which chat tool but can see your logic!

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Why not in stead implement the instant messages feature from MS Teams, and then escalate to (Skype) audio / video if necessary?

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We are working with both teams Skype for business and Teams on this.