Yammer for Windows Phone set to get a significant update

Business micro-blogging service Yammer, owned by Microsoft since 2012, is set to update their set of apps soon, including their Windows Phone client.

Speaking to eWeek at a one-day event on San Francisco, its Chief Product Officer Pavan Tapadia said the company was working to "helping teams work better together” via seamless collaboration leveraging Office Web Apps but also to optimise mobile workflow and thereby make companies more responsive.

The effort will help bring email users more easily into Yammer conversations, allowing Yammer users to @mention email users and drawing them into the conversations.

"Each post will be delivered to their email inbox," said Tapadia

It will also feature more flexible groups, allowing users of public groups to be brought into specific conversations taking place in a private group in which they are not enrolled.

Yammer is "leading a little more with mobile," said Tapadia. Their Windows Phone app will get enhanced notifications, Live Tiles and a revised inbox while their redesigned new iPad app places more of an emphasis on unread conversations to surface pressing or trending conversations and quickly get users up to speed.

The current version of the Yammer app can be found in the Windows Phone Store here.

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