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Get and install the Yammer app onto SharePoint Server 2013 sites

SharePoint 2013
 

Applies to: Office 365, SharePoint Server 2013, Yammer

Topic Last Modified: 2015-03-13

Summary: Learn how to add the Yammer app to the app catalog and make it available on My Sites and team sites.

WarningWarning:
The Yammer App for SharePoint 2013 will be discontinued and will stop working on September 15th, 2015. Yammer Embed will be our single solution to integrate Yammer feeds into SharePoint. Read the announcement on the Office 365 Network (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=525543) or read the migration guide to Yammer Embed for SharePoint 2013 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=524800).

The Yammer app for SharePoint lets you embed Yammer feeds into on-premises SharePoint Server 2013 sites to make them more social and engaging. Before you can do that, you have to both remove the Newsfeed Web Parts from My Sites and team sites and hide the user interface controls that provide the social features you’ll replace with Yammer. Next, you add the Yammer app to the App Catalog and install and set up the Yammer feed on your sites. This article takes you through the steps that are required to do the second part: add the Yammer app to the App Catalog and install and set up the Yammer feed on your team sites. For information about how to remove the Newsfeed Web Parts from My Sites and team sites and hide the user interface controls, see Hide SharePoint Server 2013 social features.

Before you get started, make sure you have configured one of the Yammer social scenarios in SharePoint Server 2013.

NoteNote:
SharePoint supports the accessibility features of common browsers to help you administer deployments and access sites. For more information, see Accessibility for SharePoint 2013.

First, you have to get the Yammer app for SharePoint from the SharePoint Store. If you have already installed the Yammer app for SharePoint, make sure that you have the most current version. For more information, see Update to the latest Yammer App for SharePoint. Use an account that is a member of the farm admins group to follow these steps:

ImportantImportant:
Don’t use the farm admin account that was used to install and set up SharePoint Server 2013. The farm admin account can’t import app licenses because that can result in performance problems. For more information, see Add apps for SharePoint to a SharePoint 2013 site. When you're in the online Store, you need a Microsoft account to successfully add the app.
  1. On the SharePoint Central Administration website, choose Apps.

    The Apps page in Central Administration
  2. Choose Purchase Apps. The SharePoint Store opens.

    The SharePoint Apps Store
  3. In the Find an app box, enter Yammer, and then press Enter.

  4. On the Search results page, choose Yammer App for SharePoint.

  5. On the Yammer App for SharePoint page, choose Add It.

    NoteNote:
    You’ll see the message Sorry, this site does not support apps but you can still acquire them and add them on other sites. This is because you can’t install apps to the Central Administration web application. You can continue and get the app for your organization.
    Add It button for free apps in SharePoint Store
  6. When the following confirmation message is shown, choose Return to site. The Yammer app for SharePoint is now available in the App Catalog. You can use the app on a site where a Yammer feed is needed.

    Confirmation screen for Yammer App

Use a farm admin account to follow these steps:

  1. Choose Newsfeed to go to the farm admin's My Site.

  2. Choose Settings, and then choose Manage shared apps.

  3. On the Site Contents page, choose add an app > From Your Organization > Yammer app for SharePoint > Trust It. The Yammer app is now installed for your site.

Any user who has Contribute permissions can follow these steps:

  1. Choose Newsfeed to view your My Site.

  2. Choose Settings, and then choose Edit page.

  3. Choose Add a Web Part.

  4. In the Categories section, choose Apps.

  5. Choose Yammer Feed.

  6. In the About the part section, choose a zone in which to add the Web Part, and then choose Add. The Yammer app for SharePoint Web Part is now added to the page.

  7. Choose Login to sign in to the app by using your Yammer account.

  8. Select the Yammer home feed as the feed type on the configuration page.

  9. Select your network on the drop-down menu, and then save the configuration. Refresh the page to check that the Yammer home feed is successfully embedded on your My Site.

    Yammer home feed on a My Site page

The following steps have to be done on every team site to which you want to add a Yammer group feed. Any user who has Contribute permissions can follow these steps:

  1. Browse to the team site's home page.

  2. On the ribbon, choose Page, and then choose Edit.

  3. Choose Insert, and then choose App Part.

  4. Choose Yammer app for SharePoint.

  5. Choose Add. The Yammer app for SharePoint Web Part is now added to the team site.

  6. Choose Save.

  7. Choose Login to sign in to the app by using your Yammer account.

  8. Choose the Yammer group feed as the feed type on the configuration page.

  9. Enter the Group Feed ID, and then save the configuration. Refresh the page to verify that the Yammer group feed is now added to your team site.

    Yammer group feed on a team site page

The SharePoint Server 2013 Content Publishing team thanks Vidya Srinivasan, Microsoft SharePoint Server Product Team, for her contribution to this article.

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