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.
Putting this item under review so we can investigate the scenario. Currently you can use Flow to automate posting. DRI/POC can be maintained in a list or file and message can be sent to Teams channels at designated intervals. For schedules as mentioned you might also consider using the Shifts app inside of Teams. This would provide additional features like shift swapping, activity lists for each shift etc.
Nils Mehlhorn commented
Hey Bengie, we've built something that'll help you out: https://sendlater.cemble.com
With Send Later you can schedule messages to be posted at a specific point in time. This way you can draft multiple routine notifications with different timings and have them sent to channels and group chats on your behalf. If something changes in the meantime you can even cancel message before they're sent. Everything's integrated into the regular Teams experience in form of the Send Later app.
It's almost ready, sign-up on our website and we'll notify you upon launch. In the meantime, we'd love to hear your feedback, feature requests and ideas. You can get in touch through our contact form (https://sendlater.cemble.com/#contact).
Avis Rodriguez commented
As a teacher using the platform for remote teaching/learning I would greatly this feature. I could schedule deadline reminders, class instructions, and group discussion topics when I created my lesson plans versus having to type it live and post in each breakout channel.
Lauren Shadbolt commented
As a busy member of a corporate company operating in APAC it would be great to be able to schedule posts and announcements so we can schedule them to post when all offices are online to see them rather than manually organising a time to do it.
It's something that you can do inside facebook so it would be great if it was native!
Kate Turner commented
This would be amazing!
This feature would change a bitty irritating task spread out over each week into a 20 minute task on a Monday morning.
I don't want to use other apps to do this
I just want to be able to do everything from Teams. Keep it simple and streamlined. Using other apps to do something as simple as schedule a post is complicate, annoying, and time consuming. It's one button. Edmodo has been doing it for almost 10 years.
Why does it seem.like everything in Teams requires 5 extra steps?
PLEASE!!! From a teacher- PLEASE!!!
Melanie Holtsman commented
PLEASE add this feature. It would save me rushing to the computer to post things for the school to all pages at the same time every day.
if it possible to add that feature it would be helpful
im a teacher in secondary school and I believe such feature will ease a lot of work for us
Please add the "schedule post" feature for announcements. As a special area teacher, it would be so helpful. I teach 6-grade levels and having to keep track of when and what I post is overwhelming. Also, it would be great if we could edit the announcement and have it carry-over to all channels!
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Similar topics (minus the automation aspect):
1. 998 votes: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/33967900-schedule-message-to-send-at-a-later-time
2. 408 votes: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/18874141-time-delay-post
Clearly there is interest.
As a supervisor for a remote call center team, this feature would be a live saver. I schedule many of my announcement/update emails and being able to schedule a channel post would give me the same functionality but fit into our overall communication workflow better.
From the point of view of a teacher, the ability to create an announcement when I am doing my weekly planning would be great and save a lot of time and anxiety about forgetting to post.
This feature is long overdue. It would make a huge difference in my workflow for areas where we are leveraging Teams for engagement and want to plan ahead. Having to stop work on a project to go do a Teams post is really distracting. And Flow is not a user friendly product - especially as the IT team at the company where I work is locking it down to special user accounts.
Yes, Scheduled postings are very important in teaching. Particularly those of us doing Hybrid Teaching where 1/2 the class is in front of us and 1/2 the class is home. Being able to schedule the posts of links, stream video etc, will allow me focus on my Face to Face kids while they are here.
Sandra Clinton commented
The ability to schedule posts would make a massive difference to teachers who plan in advance
Gareth Edmondson commented
As I sit here planning my lessons for the week ahead the ability to schedule announcements is so important. I do my planning at the start of the week (with adaptations) - but being able to plan in one block would be amazing.
I can see why Karuana made the comments she did and it would make sense in business applications. As a teacher, it would be really nice to be able to set a date/time for a message/notification/announcement to post in the future. I think Flow would be a little to cumbersome to do this (I explored it a little before my district removed access for teachers). Shifts isn't anything that would make sense for us to use in education.
As a teacher, this is SO necessary. I use Posts in the General channel to update students on the day's agenda. I plan a week in advance and would love to post the week's plans, but not confuse students by having all 5 days show up in their feed at once.