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.
Michael Savage commented
This seems like necessary for good collaboration. Some people work at odd hours and don’t want to bug their employees or coworkers. Seems huge quality of life improvement and helps create better work life balance for others.
If not delay maybe a low priority option that doesn’t notify the other person through push or other means that way they see it but if they happen to check then they can see the message. Delay notification would be ideal tho.
Nils Mehlhorn commented
Hey John, we've built an app for Microsoft Teams that can do this: https://sendlater.cemble.com
Once installed, you'll have an additional icon at the bottom of your chatbox where you can schedule your non-urgent message to be delivered at another time (e.g. Monday morning). When the scheduled time comes around the message is sent on your behalf just like a regular message. You can even cancel a message before it's sent in case it becomes irrelevant.
The app will soon be available through the Teams app marketplace, you can sign-up on our website and we'll notify you when we're launching. Would love to hear more about your use-case and ideas for the app, you can reach out through the contact form on our site :)
Sam Walker commented
This is especially important for working with teams in locations around the world. The more distributed the team the more asynchronous we need the communication but still want to hit as an appropriate and timely communication. Maybe even storing them almost like in an inbox without having to make sure you ask everyone to set their "notifications" settings.
Sandeep Puri commented
I sent a note in the early evening about a meeting the next day, and after a flurry of responses, one colleague asked why we were working at this time. I felt bad and wished I could have scheduled the message for the next morning.
This would be a very nice feature, same as Delivery Options in Outlook which we use regularly.
Would be nice to be able to tee up messages/posts that can be sent during 'office hours' as mentioned in previous comments in an effort to not alert people when the are off work.This could be an optional feature so that users can choose as they feel appropriate when to post.
Sometimes I just work to 4am because I can't sleep and I don't want people to know how I live.
I don't want to seem like a weirdo or a workaholic, this would be nice.
Yes, I like to compose chat messages late at night, and I don't want people's devices to ding.
I'd like this, in both channels and in peer-to peer (both 1:1 and group) chats.
Also, to get a better picture of the obvious interest, maybe this 408-vote topic topic should be combined with this similar 998-vote request at https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/33967900-schedule-message-to-send-at-a-later-time
I have a large team and don't have time to do a lot of my work till the weekend. This would be so helpful...please
You can achieve this for Teams channels though already. This requires using the email address of teams channel to send dealayed message through email to that channel.
Just click the three dots (...) icon on a channel and select "Get email address". Then go to your email and send delayed message.
This is more limited though than what I would like to see. We use also chats a lot and would like to be able to send delayed chat messages too. In addition this does not allow replying to Teams channel post. Only posting new channel posts.
This is a necessity. I don't want to send messages to my team during teaching times, late nights and during weekends but it is often the only time I can do some of my jobs! Please add this in ASAP!!
Lawrence Ng commented
Yes please! I personally like to get some work done on weekends and after hours, but I don't want to make people feel like they need to reply to be during that time (let's face it, if you saw your manager's message on the weekend, even if he said not to reply... some people are still going to reply!). This would allow me to do my work, and respect people's personal time.
This would be very helpful to make sure we aren't disrupting people's day to day. I personally work on the weekends and after hours a lot and I don't want to bother people outside of their normal working hours.
Yes please! why can't we do this yet?????
Matt Angel commented
Yes, please! :-)
Shifts: Any company that has shift workers like most large support teams or logistics teams would benefit from this feature.
John Black commented
please upvote this one instead
How is this not an option yet? Teams is definitely ran by idiots