Yammer Hashtag Bug

Whilst my work has been getting a little excited about the summer party, I was having a look around the hashtag feature in Yammer and what we can do with it.

One of the cool things Yammer does when you use a hashtag, it creates a topic which gives it a feed ID (so cool) so you can then setup a feed on a page that draws certain hastags from yammer.

With the page it creates, you’re given the option to change the name of the topic. As a hashtag cannot have spaces, it would seem like this would be a good way to make some hashtags make more sense, especially if you’re using acronyms.

The unfortunate truth is, if you change the name of a topic created by a hashtag it then breaks all of the uses of the hashtag in posts. Posts just show “#undefined” where your hashtag once was.

If you have changed the title of one of these topics, to get your hashtags working again you just need to change the group title back to what it was and the hashtags in posts will work again.

 

Don’t change the name of topics created from hashtags in yammer, if you do and your hashtags may break or act strangely, simply change the name of the topic back for your hashtags to work again

 

Updated : 30/08/16