Real time engagement and discussion is a core functionality of Yammer. However, occasionally, you may need to schedule a Yammer post. By creating a Microsoft Flow workflow you can set it up to post to Yammer at a specific time.
Here’s a few ideas of what you could use this for:
You can add topics to the post. If you are an admin, you can also post the schedule post as an announcement. There are a few limitations with using this Flow. For example, you cannot tag members, use rich text formatting or add any images.
We've created this Microsoft Flow for you as Template. Import the .Zip file attached at the bottom of this blog post. Download it (keep it zipped) and then import it into your Microsoft Flow and authenticate your credentials within the steps below.
There are four simple steps within this Flow.
Run the flow to try it out a few times before you go more broadly!
Schedule these tips to post weekly in your Yammer Help Community - use #YammerTips!
Note of caution about scheduled posts. Be mindful about posts that are queued up if there is any sensitive information, national disasters, or unfortunate events that may happen that coincide with your posts. You may need to alter the time of posts or halt the posting based on the content that is shared.
You can use this same Flow to post to Yammer on behalf of another person. Yammer will post based on the user you have authenticated in the Connections section of your Flow. In our example above, Megan Bowen is the authenticated user that will post the message. If you'd like someone else to post on behalf of that authenticated user, simply add an Owner to the Flow. Any owners will be able to run the Flow.
Adding Nestor Wilke as an owner will allow him to run the Flow.
Nestor can run the Flow from My Flows > Team Flows > "Schedule a Yammer Post" (or whatever you might have named your Flow. When the Flow runs, since Megan is the Yammer user authenticated to the Flow, it will post to Yammer as Megan Bowen.
How do you plan on using this? What other ways could you see your organization scheduling Yammer posts? Tell us in the comments!
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