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Disable Private Messaging Feature in the new Yammer

Frequent Contributor

Is it possible to disable the PM feature in Yammer? It would just confuse our users. They are already not sure what to use with Outlook, Teams and Skype ;)
Thanks

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best response confirmed by Thomsch (Frequent Contributor)
Solution
It not possible to disable. In new Yammer the UI makes this significantly more difficult to find/discovery, however.
What's the idea behind that? I don't think there are 5% companies using Yammer but not Teams.
PMs in Yammer are a legacy feature and important in some scenarios where an org is using Yammer but not using Teams/Skype (yes, there are a few...).
Please vote at Feedbackportal for this Feature to disable private Messages as an Administrator: https://feedbackportal.microsoft.com/feedback/idea/45c6cff9-e01c-ec11-b6e7-0022481f83db