You’re expecting an important phone call, and you can barely stand the suspense while you wait. You glance over at your device every few seconds, hoping the red light will start flashing or your ring tone will sound. An hour passes. Silence. We’ve all been there. It’s grueling waiting around for a phone call.
A similar scenario can occur on Yammer. You post a pressing question in the feed and await a reply. Staring at your screen, you click refresh incessantly in hopes that a new message will appear. The anticipation is killing you. Tired of waiting? We have good news! Yammer now has realtime delivery of messages. What this means is that rather than polling for new messages every 30 seconds, we now push messages out as they are posted. Realtime is live on the web version of Yammer and it will soon be available on the Desktop Application as well.
With the new push-based system, you can have conversations on Yammer quite literally in realtime. Your followers will see the messages you post instantly and vice versa. This is a critical step in our evolution, because Yammer now supports the full range of conversation types. Realtime – like instant messaging or group chat – enables extremely fluid conversations and more closely resembles the experience you have conversing with colleagues in person. It brings conversations to life and encourages dialogue.
No more waiting around for new messages. Yammer just got a lot faster.