Yammer Suggested People function, where is it coming from?

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I trying to figure out where the suggested people function is coming from. I see its https://www.yammer.com/api/v1/suggestions.json, but the documentation doesn't state the resource its pulling its data from.


Where does it pull the suggestions from and secondly, can we influence this.


Does someone has any idea?



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Can't say I know where it's coming from, but I can tell you what I've learned. The first name listed is an active user in your Yammer directory. The second name is always a pending user. Yammer thinks it's being helpful, because you might encourage this person to complete the sign up process. But most often, it's a misspelled email address, distribution list, or something similar.

Also, following people is fairly useless in Yammer.

Hi Dianna,


Thanks for your response. When I know more, I will post it here.

Adding to what @Diane Kennedy wrote above check out this thread where @Tom Kretzmer pointed out a few steps to clean out the suggested users. I'm also providing a bit of info over there -> https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Yammer/Delete-Pending-Accounts/m-p/49817