Posting in Yammer a document without storing it in SharePoint

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Is there a way to enable some users to have access only to Yammer but nothing else (not SharePoint)?

If so, how can they upload a document if it's stored in SharePoint behind the scenes?

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With SharePoint being the backing store for files/photos added to Yammer posts, it seems like having SharePoint enabled would be required (if you allow file uploads in Yammer).
But for compliance reasons we don't want people to have access to SharePoint.
I don't understand why we can't do that since it works in an external network.
This may be a useful discussion with your Microsoft account team.

If you prevent users from adding files to posts in Yammer (it is a config setting in the admin console) then that probably should suffice.

>I don't understand why we can't do that since it works in an external network.
a) External networks are legacy Yammer features
b) MS Teams workspaces also require SharePoint for storing files and recording meetings. So expect SharePoint/OneDrive to continue to be the file storage platform for all M365 services going forward.