(Updated) Upcoming changes to topics and hashtags in Yammer

(Updated) Upcoming changes to topics and hashtags in Yammer

Date: December 3, 2020

 

Summary

Updated December 3, 2020: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

We’re creating sharper distinction between topics and hashtags in Yammer. We’re further differentiating these features so that topics power curation, management, and categorizing of knowledge while hashtags will continue to be used to support campaigns and user expression.

This means the following changes in the coming weeks:

  • Topics will look visually distinct from hashtags—making them easier to scan for in a feed, and consistent with how topics look in Microsoft 365. Hashtags will continue to look the same.
  • Posting a hashtag will no longer automatically add a topic to the thread. One can continue to manually add a topic to a thread.
  • Clicking a topic will open the topic page. Clicking a hashtag will initiate a search for all messages that include that hashtag.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 73251

When This Will Happen

  • Mid-November
    • Roll out begins: Topics look visually distinct from hashtags
    • Roll out begins: Clicking a topic opens the topic page, clicking a hashtag initiates a search for all messages that include it
  • Late-November
    • Roll out begins: Posting a hashtag will not automatically add a topic
  • Expected completion in January 2021

How This Will Affect Your Organization

When this change has been implemented:

  • Topics will look visually distinct from hashtags. Hashtags will continue to look the same.
  • Posting a hashtag will no longer automatically add a topic to the thread.
  • Clicking a topic will open the topic page. Clicking a hashtag will initiate a search for all messages that include that hashtag.

 

What You Need To Do To Prepare

You may consider updating your training and documentation as appropriate.

Review the Additional Information to learn how topics and hashtags will work after this change.

 

Details

Article ID: 123033
Created
Sat 12/19/20 2:49 PM