Ability to set a scheduled notification (alarm) to go off in a channel or chat via T-Bot
It could be nice to have T-Bot remind a channel or chat at a certain time about something. Been a couple situations where I am in a chat with multiple people and we schedule an informal meeting and forget about it. T-Bot could do reminders for things in channels.
Scrum Master: "Remember to update your tasks (4:00PM)"
Me: "Remember our meeting at 4PM"
It looks like there are a number of similar UserVoice feature requests regarding “reminders” applied to chat messages, conversations, or certain notifications.
Comparatively, this is a feature that many of our former Slack users are missing and would greatly benefit our teams to see introduce to MS Teams.
Below is a list of URLs to some of the similar feature requests I was able to find. Please consider consolidating these requests to more accurately gauge your user voice.
see also https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-teams-ama/reminders-in-teams/m-p/300406 and https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-teams/how-to-set-up-reminders-with-dated-and-times/m-p/188260
If you want Microsoft to implement this feature, please vote for it at "User Voice" (multiple links):
@Tom Morgan created an official Teams App called "RememberThis", which proved that this could be done (as of Dec 2019 the app is still v1.0.0, so it is rather limited, but it works):
Laszlo Török commented
we are missing slack....
Derek Foulk commented
I miss Slack.
Tim Banting commented
or even "remember your team call"- seems silly you have to rely on outlook to remind you that a Teams meeting is about to start!
Lucas Lee commented
Let's keep the heat up for this idea!!!
@Rememberthis has more room to improve. As MSFT, we can do it much better!
Review current bug and customer needs in app review here.
Bhavin Acharya commented
Eagerly waiting for this feature.
Doug Staubach commented
We need a native reminder function (something similar to the "@RememberThis" bot, but expanded) - Needs to have local timezone support, infinite reminders (not limited to 7 days in the future), recurring reminders, and ability to remind self, channel or team - @Remind Me in 3 hours, @Remind Channel at 7:00 am MDT, @Remind Team on Jan 31 at 9:00 am LocalTime
I think the point here is to be able to do this seamlessly in the chat, by simply typing "remind me of the meeting at 4PM" and creating a reminder (like slackbot does in Slack or Cortana in windows).
Michael G commented
You could utilize Microsoft Flow to accomplish this. Set a reoccurrence and then have a post sent to Teams.