Microsoft Discontinues Business Social Network Yammer


The tech giant is pulling the plug on Yammer, the social network for enterprises that never really got off the ground.


Microsoft bought Yammer in 2012 for $1.2 billion to integrate the social network into the Microsoft Office suite. The intention was to make it a social component for Word, Excel and Powerpoint, a bit like you can also chat while working on texts in Google Docs.

But Yammer, unfortunately, never really became popular, and many people don’t even know it at all. As a result, the platform is now closed.

The software itself is given a second life in Microsoft Viva Engage, another attempt by the company to integrate its online collaboration tools and business suites into a single platform. The adjustment and rebranding should be completed by the end of this year.

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