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.
Workplace by Facebook as those features. You can save as draft and easily find your draft later. Also have an option to schedule when your message is sent (great for announcement, recurring messages or to not bother staff outside the business hours)
Sean Ellis commented
Yet another case which would be solved by giving all views persistent state.
Jessica Downey commented
When a user types the draft of a new chat message, then switches to another chat (possibly to gather some information or copy text), the new chat is closed although the message draft is saved. It is tedious to go back to the group / recipient to re-open that chat.
Could you keep it rather open until a user decides to close it?
I'll THIRD this comment. I just had two messages I thought I had sent, and another that I had edited but not hit the SEND button.... I, also, am using the dark theme. It would be nice if a draft message would turn orange (for example) so it was clearly visible.
Seconded - it would be nice if there was a more obvious UI cue that demonstrated when text on a conversation was just an unsent draft. Using the dark theme, it's easy to miss that a message is unsent.
Mark somehow a draft message in the Team as a reminder to notify the creator that the message has not been sent yet and the message is opened/in progress.
When you're typing a message it's not always saved as a draft? I've just typed a fairly large post (yes I know they prob shouldn't be large), was @mentioning a few people, but wanted to see the channel member list incase I've missed anyone important. When I selected 'This team has guests' and went back the text had disappeared and had to start again (Note - I'm on someone else's tenant if that makes a difference)
Michael Pares commented
It would be great to see if I have an unsent message in another channel or a chat so that I don't forget which channel or team I was writing something in or who I was writing something to. Also so that I don't forget to send something at all.