How to Start a Yammer Account

Yammer is a social media site that provides a platform for businesses to create an in-house social network. Employees can post status updates similar to Twitter and Facebook and share information with their fellow co-workers about their work, including asking questions or posting news updates. Only users with the same email domain can become a part of a particular network, keeping the information secure within a company. You can start a Yammer account by following a few easy steps:

Step 1:
Visit Yammer's website at Enter your company email address in the space labeled "join your company network." Press Join.

Step 2:
Once you have entered your email address, you have one more step before your account is active. You need to check your inbox for an email from Yammer. If you do not see it, check your spam folder. Press the link in the email that activates the account.

Step 3:
Now that your account is active, you will want to create your profile. This provides information for your colleagues about yourself, including your expertise and your position within the company. It will also have contact information.

Now you have a live Yammer account ready to join groups, follow your co-workers, and start posting and sharing information. You can like statuses, create groups, view other people's profiles, send private messages, and more.

Setting up a Yammer account is easy, as long as your company has already registered the domain. You just have to enter your email address on the Yammer homepage and create your account.