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Scheduled auto-post messages/notifications on channels

Our teams posts routine updates/notifications on our channel (mainly posting who is the POC for the team on that day). It would be nice if we can schedule a specific message to be posted on specific timings (or even better if customizable messages for different timings) for automation.

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      • Scott Spiro commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Need this. I hate having to post things on the weekends when I'm working because I know my Team will see this and it will be distracting. It's a terrible workflow. Just as you can delay delivery of emails in Outlook, you should be able to schedule comments/posts inside of Teams.

        In this way, if there's something that I don't need to be addressed until Monday morning, I can simply schedule the post to appear at that time. Super important. (the only work around to this is to schedule a delayed delivery email message to a specific channel, but that's a clunky solution as Teams will not recognize a "@teamname" or "@user" in the email and setup notifications appropriately

      • Vinney Kelly commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I can't believe there aren't more votes on this. I use to use this feature a bunch in Slack. The typical scenario: I'm working on something after hours and I need to ask/tell one of my team members something important but not immediately urgent. Since I don't want it to risk disturbing them, I would schedule a message to go out in the morning. This way I can do the work of communicating the thought at the time when I'm thinking about it and still maintain the curtesy of respecting my manager/coworker's personal time.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This would also be very helpful for teachers to use with their classes. It would improve their workflow and efficiency.

      • Tom commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        You might be able to do this already with Microsoft Flow as that has a schedule-based trigger and can create a post in a Teams channel

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