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.
I’m still hoping to see this feature added soon (my team would probably like it more)
Yes please add this delay send feature..
Jason Brethorst commented
MUST HAVE - I can't believe in an enterprise app that this is missing. Facebook @Work has it, Slack has it, DIscord as it, yet Teams does not, pretty lame.
Come on, people. I do not want to wake up my staff at 4 AM when I'm trying to send a message out with a status update about a server that went down at, and I do not want to have to wake up 3 hours later at 7 AM so that I can send a status updates out and go back to bed.
Give me a break.. this feature should be a no brainer.
If you want to make it fabulous.. add employee schedules and then make it so when I send an email, I can say "send during business hours", otherwise you should at least let me scheduled it.
I hope this goes off right now and wakes up all the MS Engineers who are responsible for not having this feature; if I'm lucky, I just woke up at least 30 Microsoft employees who were sleeping at 3:17 AM posting this :-)
(I'm joking obviously, but come on people, get it together, this is a must-have)
Please add this feature as a high-priority, it's a huge necessity for life/work balance - I find myself right now with a message sitting in a Teams chat but I don't want to send it after hours and disturb my colleague until tomorrow am.
This is pretty important as a feature, my work hours are different from my teammates hours, and they are in another country. It's much better if I can schedule a message to be delivered when they start work.
This is a very important feature, please add it
Please, add this feature!!! Also necessary for education.
This would be a great feature.
It would also be great if the setting can include option to set message to deliver when recipient is "available" . (Not just at a specific time). I hate to send a message then realise a person is in a call or presenting, causing them distraction. Equally Iit's annoying for me to leave as a draft and try to keep checking person's status.
Unless this feature is already there?
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.