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M365 Changelog: Creating Yammer External Networks Now Require Verified Admin Privileges

Rabia Noureen


MC520315 – Creating external networks in Yammer and Viva Engage will now require verified admin privileges for reasons of security and system reliability.

When this will happen:

This update is now available.

How this will affect your organization:

  • Creating a new external network can only be done by a verified admin.
  • All newly provisioned Yammer or Viva Engage networks will have external network functionality disabled by default.
    • Note: after 30 days a verified admin can create an external network.

What you need to do to prepare:

User experience improvements to support this change can be expected to be deployed in the coming weeks.  If you have someone that is creating external networks today and is not a verified admin, you will need to promote them to verified or coordinate transition of responsibility.

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