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Notification \ Alert when new Yammer group was created

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Frequent Contributor

Hi, there is no option for administrators how to disable creating new Yammer Groups to end users. Is there any option how to track created Yammer Groups - alerts, notifications, audit logs?

6 Replies
best response confirmed by Miroslav Novák (Frequent Contributor)
Solution

We use the monitor keywords list to keep track of new groups.  Just add "has created the" to the list of keywords to monitor.  You'll get an email whenever a new group is created, because there's a post of "John Doe has created the such-and-such group" for all new groups.

 

The monitor keywords option is in the network admin area.

Hi Kelly, thank you for your fast and useful tip. I hoped that there will be "normal" functionality as auditing or reporting but this is good workaround. :)

@Deleted Thanks for the tip but this works only if a public group is created. How do we monitor private groups? 

 

Thanks

Vishwas

@Vish Shivarudra Setty  did you check this thread? https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Yammer/Receive-mail-upon-group-creation/td-p/101035

 

Looks like you can create an alert in the security & compliance center, but there are some manual tasks as well. You need custom code if you want a better solution. 

 

My 2 cents: always advice my customers not to worry about this. As soon as you reach out to someone because they created a private group in Yammer, what will happen is that they will create a group in Whatsapp, Facebook workplace, Slack etc. instead. 

@Pooya Obbohat Thanks for the link reference. I will look into it. 

 

Regarding reaching out to them when a group is created, you make a good point. We certainly don't want people to get turned away from using Yammer but we have strict rules from the Legal team to know what's going on so I wanted a simple solution to get notified and be aware of what's happening in the Yammer world. Appreciate your time and info on this. 

 

Thanks

Vish

@Vish Shivarudra SettyI'm also looking for a way to manage the creation of groups or at least create a Flow that will send an email to the user who created the group. Has anyone been successful in setting up a Flow to help govern Yammer?