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.
Cathy Cheo-Isaacs commented
Hi @karuana. I am using Teams with educators/PTO moms/parent groups. There have been occasions where I've thought of a few posts that I'd like to share with my Teams, but over time. It would be so great to not use an add to do that. Quite honestly, I'll forget what I wanted to post later by the time I figure out the Flow or Shifts (I think Shifts is beyond what I need).
p.s.- I'm pretty savvy, but I have no idea what a DRI or POC are. Thanks for reviewing this request further!
p.s.s.- I currently leave the post in draft and hope I remember to share it the next day.
I would like to use this to post files (mark schemes) to pupils at set intervals in the future during the holidays.
I've been piloting Teams in my organisation before it rolls out to everyone. One of the main issues we have come across is the inconvenience of people sending out messages/updates when they are working out of office hours and risking disturbing others frequently. Other than that, we love it. However, this is something that would potentially prohibit us from using it as our main source of communication due to a variation in work patterns across the whole organisation.
As a community manager I'd like to compose a post; and then shcedule it to publish to the channel on a specific day/time.
Simon Bassett commented
THIS THIS THIS. The flow solution shows as "User has posted Card". The notification should be the message.
This is likely possible via the Teams integration with Flow.
Scott Spiro commented
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
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.
This would also be very helpful for teachers to use with their classes. It would improve their workflow and efficiency.
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