Create a dynamic group in Yammer

Dynamic groups update automatically as people join, leave, or move within your organization, whenever the user's Azure Active Directory attributes are updated. Dynamic groups work well for large organizations where people change teams, roles, and locations often. Dynamic groups can be created based on a variety of attributes, including role, geography, and department.


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Your organization must be using Azure Active Directory Premium.
Azure Active Directory
Your organization must have a license for Azure Active Directory Premium for each user added to at least one dynamic group.
Azure Active Directory pricing
The person setting up the groups must have permissions to update Azure Active Directory.
Built-in roles for Azure role-based access control
Creating dynamic groups requires using PowerShell to change the associated Active Directory group to make it dynamic.
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Only Microsoft 365 connected Yammer groups can be set up as dynamic groups. This means you must be enforcing Microsoft 365 or Office 365 identity in Yammer, and your Yammer network must have existing Microsoft 365 connected groups.
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Create a dynamic group in Yammer

  1. Create a Microsoft 365 connected group in Yammer.

  2. Use PowerShell to change membership management for an Active Directory group to make it dynamic. For instructions, see Dynamic membership rules for groups in Azure Active Directory


Q: Are there limits to the number of members in dynamic groups?

A: Yes. Dynamic groups in Yammer have a limit of 100K members. After 100K members, new members will not be synced to the group in Yammer.

Q: Do users experience any differences in Yammer when using a dynamic group?

A: Yes. Groups with dynamic membership do not have the Join and Leave buttons in the top navigation. Instead, users either see Member for dynamic groups to which they belong, or Reserved if they are not members of the group.

Top navigation for dynamic groups that you are a member of.

Top navigation for dynamic groups that you are not a member of.

Q: What is the difference between a Microsoft 365 connected group and a dynamic group? A. For a Microsoft 365 connected group, group membership changes made in any Microsoft 365 app such as Outlook, are available in the group in Yammer. For a dynamic group, changes made in the group membership in Azure Active Directory (AAD) are available in the Yammer group.

Typically large organizations use dynamic groups if they use AAD to track department membership, roles, and location, and have Microsoft 365 connected groups for each department, role, and location. Organizations which don't use AAD in this way typically don't use dynamic groups.