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When writing a post (or a comment on a post) in Yammer, is there any way to add basic text formatting such as bold or italic text?

Screenshot of Yammer's "write comment" text field

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There isn't anything in their documentation about it. So it looks like no--unless someone knows of undocumented tricks? – Mufasa Sep 6 '11 at 10:32
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There used to be a feature request in their moderated feedback forum (the forum has since been closed down, maybe after Microsoft purchase).

There are also some hints in the new support forum that this feature is still not implemented:


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The feature request status is declined, as of Mar 6, 2012. So I guess we will not have any kind of formatting in Yammer any time soon. – Jonik Dec 2 '12 at 19:35
The link is actually broken now. – Alex Nov 28 '13 at 10:24

You can use Yammer notes, which provide formatting, such as bolding, italics, headings and bullets.

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In Yammer groups, if you post an "Announcement" you get the option to give it some basic formatting, but if you post an "Update" then it's in unformatted text. So, yes, there is a way to do it after all.

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Only admins can post announcements; and replies to announcements cannot be formatted. You can also format text in Word documents and upload them to Yammer; not quite the same thing though is it?

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I have seen formatted text in replies in Yammer, these were made by sending email. Never managed to get it to work myself.

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Can you add more information about how to do that? – serenesat Dec 17 '15 at 5:24
It appears that top-level posts must be plain text, but follow-up comments can use text formatting if you submit the comments through email. – user110316 Jan 4 at 18:32

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