time delay post
It is late on Friday and I would like my staff to get a non-urgent message when they get to work on Monday morning. If I wait to post it, I might forget. If the message was urgent, I'd want it to go through.
Alicia Ellison commented
Agree that it would be great to have this feature in Teams! There are times that I want to communicate something outside of regular office hours but I don't want to send the subliminal message that I expect people to be monitoring Teams at that time! There's too much of that expectation already, of being always/anytime available. Thanks!
Adi Rex commented
Great idea to time delay post
This is a great idea!! Receiving multiple messages while in other meetings or presenting can be quite annoying.
Brian Rowland commented
I really like this idea. It’s similar to how I do emails after hours or weekends.
I may send an email at off-hours because it’s the best time for me to do it, and I don’t want the team to take time out of their personal life to read or respond. So I set the email to send the next business morning.
Would be great to be able to do the same on Teams.
I want to send a message now, but not have it delivered until the recipient's status is available.
Linda Coughlan commented
Speaking in a personal capacity I think this would also be helpful as I want to send chats at a time that works for me and I don't expect those receiving it to reply until the next work day - also helpful for those of us dealing with multiple time zones. You can do it in outlook so why not in TEAMS?
George Dedes commented
Agree... this would be great. Also would be great to hold delivery of a msg until the recipient is off of Do Not Disturb status.
Dennis T commented
Please vote here instead https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/33967900-schedule-message-to-send-at-a-later-time since it has more votes.
Lupe Silva commented
As others have said, It would be great to send a message that I would like to compose now (usually during non-business hours) and have it sent to folks during regular business hours.
Please please please add this. I'm constantly either pinging people out of hours or waiting to send things and dropping the ball. There's a plugin that offers this functionality called Send Later, but my org won't allow 3rd party apps.
Carrie Bovender commented
Please add this, I would like to send a message at night but not have my team receive it until the morning when they get into work.
Diana Hughes commented
totally agree with you on this - if I don't send message when I'm in the moment - I will forget
Very useful function
This would be an amazingly helpful feature for night owls who would like to schedule AM communication to Teams in channels...
I totally agree! I could be really usefull.
Caleb Blanton commented
Agree completely. I'm in the same time zone as my team but keep all hours, so this feature in Teams would be ideal for those "FYI" type posts I don't want them getting out of bed to read. There are working hours where you can mute notifications, but that's not enough - you want to ping them when you can grab their attention. Here's an idea to support this: For both posts (channels) and DMs (chats) you could have a separate tab for scheduled posts/chats. Once the scheduled post/chat has reached its schedule target it simply becomes a post or chat within the "main" tab. This would feather the idea of time delayed post into the current workflow of Teams where there's a "living chat" going on in a primary tab. The scheduling of these delayed posts poses some interesting design questions. This could be a hard-coded date/time w/timezone support (either force my time zone or do it in their time zone) OR an offset from when they say they "start their day." This is also a useful, built-in way to take the wise approach during heated interactions - set your thoughts in a queue and review after you cool down. Ha! Seems like a solid add request here. Side note: The recipient should always know the chat came from a scheduled request or a live person. I could see the IT Crowd coding a bot to auto-respond to replies with "Have you tried turning it on and off again?" with nobody the wiser. ;)
Mark Silberbauer commented
Duplicate issue, vote here instead:
Paul McDevitt commented
This comes up a lot and I get asked about in my org. Not sure about others but in my org there are many of us that do work on evenings and weekends - not all the time but when we have some quiet time - and we have ideas or are following up and want to create posts while top of mind and we don't forget but don't want to disturb others force others to feel they have to respond. My CEO constantly asks me how he can do this...so it gets high level exposure
Nils Mehlhorn, is there an alternative for companies dubious of Teams add-ons?
What could I do to assure IT that the app is safe?
YES please. Trying to get people to communicate ONLY in Teams as much as possible. This would be helpful. Please set it up so that the delayed message can @ mention people by name so they get a ping/light up notification at the right time. This way we can remind people instead of pester them. Thanks!