Saturday, March 5, 2022

Enable or disable questions, answers, and comments for Live Events attendees [MS]

Enable or disable questions, answers, and comments for Live Events attendees

Looking for a way to better control Q&A and discussions during your live event in Yammer? Now, with this new Live Event setting, you can! Turn Q&A and discussions on/off for all attendees: before, during, or after your live event.

How to manage settings

  1. While scheduling your live event, you'll see the Enable Q&A and comments for attendees setting. By default, this setting is on.

    Screenshot showing Live Events question and answer settings in Yammer

  2. If you want to start a live event without Q&A and discussions, simply toggle this setting off.

    Screenshot showing settings to enable questions and answers in Yammer live events

  3. Now, attendees will no longer see a publisher in their feed. Organizers, presenters, and producers will still be able to see and use the publisher.

Before and after a meeting

If you want to change this setting at any time, it's easy!

  1. On your event page, click Edit event details.

    Screenshot showing editing question and answer settings for Yammer live events

  2. Toggle Q&A and comments on or off.

    Screenshot showing settings to enable questions and answers in Yammer live events

  3. Save your event.

Note: Q&A and comments can be enabled or disabled: before event, during the event, and after the event.

 FAQ

Who can enable or disable Q&A + comments?

Only event producers and organizers can enable or disable Q&A and discussions.

What about event moderators, organizers, and speakers?

Disabling the Q&A and discussion publisher only applies to attendees. Any user who has the role of: live event organizer, producer, or presenter will still be able to post in the feed.

What are some examples scenarios?

  • You don't want your Live Event to include Q&A or discussions.

  • You wish to start your live event without Q&A and discussions and enable posting later.

  • After an event, you wish to close Q&A and discussions.

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