Join Gini von Courter for an in-depth discussion in this video Sending a private message, part of Yammer Essential Training.
A private message is a message I'm sending specifically to a person, and it will go to their inbox and they will get a inbox notification about it. So, it's a personal message, as opposed to a post in a group, with a built-in notification. One way I can create a message that's a private message it to go to my inbox and click Create Message. And rather than choosing Post in a Group, and chosing a group, I'm going to choose Send Via Private Message. And I can enter one or more participants.
Now these are folks I communicate with regularly, so I could choose someone from this list if I wished. I could choose, for example, Jonathan or someone else. But when I click, if I, want to enter someone else, I can. So I'm starting to enter Charles, and that's exactly who I want to send this to. So I'm simply going to choose Charles Woodwick. I could choose more people, but I'm not sure at this point that I need to. So I'm going to create a message just for Charles, and I'm following up about the conference that's being held in Panama City.
And I can send this message via private message. Now you might have noticed. It's a subtle thing. But Online Now actually flashed when I sent that. Because an Online Now conversation is exactly the same as a private message. So we'll come back here in a little bit. Another way I can create a private message is, I already have a post that I'm reading, and I want to forward that to someone privately. So I'm going to share it. I'm going to share Charles' question here about translation devices available, and I'm going to send it via private message to Colleen.
And ask. Now, this is going to be a private message to Colleen. I'm going to click Share. And you'll notice that Online Now simply jumped a little bit. Another way that I can send a private message, to compose one, rather than to share a post that's already available. Is to click Online Now, and simply choose the person that you want to have a private message conversation with. And say, that's a private message as well. So three different ways that I can send something privately.
If I want to send it to just one person. Whether they're online or not, Online Now is a pretty good way to do that. I can see if they're available, I can tell that Colleen's available by phone, I can tell that Charles is actually online, this is the symbol for the web client, and Sally's not available right now, and Lisa's not available, but Josh is and he's using one of the phone apps. So this is great. I can use Online Now to send direct messaging. I can go to my inbox and create a direct message.
And this is the best way to do it if I'm creating new content. And I want to send a private message to more than one person. Because I can send a private message to multiple participants here, and finally I can share any post with multiple participants by choosing share, send via private message.
AuthorGini von Courter
- Setting up a new Yammer network
- Editing your profile
- Using Yammer on a phone or tablet
- Viewing the Home Feed
- Checking your inbox
- Sending a private message
- Chatting with contacts
- Joining groups
- Inviting others to a private group
- Following conversations
- Collaborating with notes
Skill Level Intermediate
1. How Yammer Works
2. Getting Started
3. Using the Home Feed
4. Joining Groups
5. Creating and Managing a Group
6. Participating in Conversations
7. Praise and Polling
8. Collaborating with Others, Using Notes
9. Working with Files
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