Schedule message to send at a later time
Often some member of our team finds themselves with a good idea or an interesting article that they want to post on MS Teams while it is fresh in their mind... at 6:00AM on a Saturday. This tends to wake people up if they keep Teams on their phone and don't have it on silent. It would be very nice to have the option to be considerate to those still in slumber and schedule a Teams message to go out at a later time. Many SMS messaging apps have this feature these days.
This is such a great idea.
Please Microsoft please implement this function.
Michael Savage commented
This seems like necessary for good collaboration. Some people work at odd hours and don’t want to bug their employees or coworkers. Seems huge quality of life improvement and helps create better work life balance for others.
If not delay maybe a low priority option that doesn’t notify the other person through push or other means that way they see it but if they happen to check then they can see the message. Delay notification would be ideal tho.
Paul Eden commented
+100 So helpful for work-life balance.
PLEASE add this feature!
Lix P commented
I tend to ask many questions and I don't want to disturb coworkers while they are on leave/busy. Please implement this!
Nils Mehlhorn commented
We've build the solution: https://sendlater.cemble.com
Send Later is an app for Microsoft Teams that allows you to do just what you're asking for: schedule messages to be sent at a later point in time. So when you've got that interesting idea at 6:00AM on a Saturday you can schedule it to be sent at 8:00AM on Monday. The message will go out on your behalf at the specified time and you won't wake anyone up.
There's also a dashboard where you can see all scheduled messages and cancel them if you've changed your mind.
The app will launch soon, you can sign-up to be notified on our website. 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).
Please add this feature!!! I often work late at night and would like to prevent messages from waking up coworkers. I don't always have time to post the message the next day before being pulled in a million different directions.
Arish Ahmad commented
Teams has replaced e-mail for many organizations when it comes to internal communication.
Therefore it should only be NATURAL that you do not lose the best features of e-mail.
Just like you can schedule an e-mail to a colleague to be within work hours, you should be able to have a dropdown just next to the Send button (icon) that allows you to delay the message you are about to send.
Rami Alfasy commented
Julian Rodriguez commented
This would be ideal for remote executives like myself to send communications at a more reasonable and respectable time to my colleagues across the country. This is an absolute must.
Aditya Shah commented
This would be very useful, especially for leaders that are looking to not post things in off-hours to set a good message for their teams.
Ryan Green commented
Please, for all the reason listed can we have this
Jean Pagan commented
This would be very useful for me. I often times work late at night and would like to reply/continue a chat so the other team members can receive it first thing in the morning and not have their phones sound the alert or have to switch to email to do this.
I need this so bad. I've told my team that I DO NOT expect a reply to a Teams message after normal business hours. Being the CEO I feel as though they are still afraid to leave me hanging and reply even late at night. A simple "Send tomorrow" button would even be quite helpful.. perhaps with the ability to personalize the "Tomorrow" time.
Carl Clifford commented
This would be handy but only IF it would prompt me later BEFORE sending with "Are you sure you still want to post [First few words of post...] to [recipient/s]?" (with an option to edit the post before sending). Think about it... how many creative brain bursts occur after hours that later don't pan out because you forgot about one tiny yet significant detail.... it could be made too easy to post such prematurely. That said, I support the idea for being able to create a post with recipients tagged and ready to submit at a more acceptable hour. But being able to sleep on it can provide opportunity to refine or reconsider. Procrastination has been identified as a necessary part of the creative process. Here is an opportunity to integrate this principle within a fantastic communication tool.
yes please we need this feature very much
This would be an extremely useful feature.
David Reed commented
Remote work forces need this feature to properly respect other remote users and their work/life boundaries.
That is good to have