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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's a feature request in their moderated feedback forum:

So, I guess, if it would be an implemented or developed feature it would have a different status. I suggest you should simply vote for this feature and expect it to get noticed.

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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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