External groups in Yammer EU Geo

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I'm hoping to use the external groups feature in client projects in our company. In our current Yammer Enterprise portal I have created an external group as a test, which seems to be working fine. 

 

But then I came across this which says that external groups aren't available in the EU geo.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/yammer/manage-security-and-compliance/data-residency

 

I have checked with IT and our data is in the EU geo. What am I missing here? Appreciate any help you can give!

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@Jennymh based on the documentation from Microsoft, this shouldn't be possible. The fact that you can create an external group would mean that the Yammer network data isn't stored in the EU geo. Wasn't aware of these restrictions. Would be good to know if there are plans to support these features in the future for Yammer networks with data in EU.