Include Drafts in 'My Activity'
Currently there's no way to track reply/post/chat drafts.
The 'My Activity' feed seems a natural place to put this.
This would be great to have, one of the best features on Slack
This is similar to another thread (https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/37883389-allow-draft-chats-to-persist-in-the-recent-nav-b). Here is the comment I added there:
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE add this to the Teams functionality! At least a couple times a week I open a chat from someone and see an old draft reply I started to write but then forgot about due to other incoming chats, etc. When I start a chat with someone I've never chatted with before, it moves it to the top of the list on the left with a "draft" indication. However for someone I've chatted with in the past, drafts are not indicated, there is absolutely nowhere to go to see what still remains incomplete or unsent. This is maddening!!!!
I second all the previous comments, especially from Jassi, Roy F, Jamie and Amanda.
This would be really, really useful for people like me who are easily distracted!
David Dyck commented
I would suggest to @DynAP that this is a separate topic than "scheduling drafts for later posting"
Jani 'Jassi' Hyytiäinen commented
Sometimes you're writing a long message to a channel, need to check for some info, then get interrupted by some other task and forget the message you were writing. A draft in activity feed that persists through restarts would be awesome.
Maybe this should be combined with this other topic which also has many votes: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/36937552-draft-message-and-schedule-send
This would be a big help as people are forgetting to send draft messages as there is nowhere to find them once you leave the channel
Amanda Rogers commented
Having this would be tremendous. A lot of the chats I make in my role are one-offs so the individuals won't be in my recents or contacts. I open a new chat to them and am drafting a message to them but need to reference something from another individual or teams chat before sending the message. Once I click away from the draft the only way to get it back is to search for that person's name again. I appreciate it remembering what I've entered once I pull that chat back up but it's a pretty painstaking process having to search for them again. Having Drafts in Recents or My Activity would let me quickly click back into them to finish my messages.
Ben Poole commented
This makes a lot of sense, and would allow for delayed send, and creating multiple drafts to send messages at a later time. Here's a mock-up of this idea for a "My Drafts" option under My Activity:
Roy F commented
I'm new to Teams, so will hopefully get better at this, but a problem I have encoutered several times now is losing track of a draft message. I begin a message, go somewhere else in Teams, perhaps related to the draft, perhaps not, but then have trouble returning to the draft or, worse yet, forget to return to the draft. For short distractions, the back button in Teams usually gets me bak to where I was. However, I have returned to a thread days later to find a draft I had started is still there as a draft, I didn't finish it and send. It would be helpful if I got a reminder of drafts and if I could easily find my drafts, perhaps adding My Drafts to the Activity drop down, so selections Feed, My Activity, My Drafts.