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.
Our organization made to switch to Teams & everyone was on board until some members started getting chats at 4 am or on the weekend.
The excitement of real-time communication quickly waned, nobody wanted to be "that guy".
Schedule a delivery, send later, delay delivery, whatever you want to call it, we need it in Teams.
Definitely need this feature! I work across multiple time zones and often respond to chats at off hours. Would love to schedule my message to not alert them until the beginning of business hours.
In educational settings, I often need to send reminders for a certain time (e.g. when a deadline is coming up). If I cannot schedule them, I need to remember them myself. If I send them immediately, they are absolutely pointless. I could send a delayed e-mail to the channel, but this is really a workaround and it relies on my Outlook being turned on (what if I am away myself and that's why I want a scheduled reminder).
we NEEEEED this!!
Scott Mazzeo commented
Please. I work with people across the world, don't want to wake them up for a non-emergency so I'd like to be able to deliver them a message when they get in.
Please add this feature
Agreed. This would be a very helpful feature
If you really want to compete in the educational sector you need to push this forward sooner rather than later.
Not only SMS, but Outlook has the ability to delay delivery in Message options.
I'd like to see this, in both channels and in peer-to peer (both 1:1 and group) chats.
Also, to get a better picture of the obvious interest, maybe this 998-vote topic topic should be combined with the similar 408-vote request at https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/18874141-time-delay-post
I'm really disappointed that this vital update was not added since March. This is so important for planning in education.
Yes, this's really important for me. I and other team members are working across time zones so I don't want to annoy them at their midnight.
Oh my God! I need this!! please MS!
I need this tooo!
Grace Young commented
Please, Microsoft. Most of my good ideas come at night. I arrived at this page because it's 3am Sat/Sun my and my team's local time and I want to send something to my manager when she'll see it (probably Sunday morning), but I probably won't be up until 2pm to manually send it. Sending via scheduled email send is also not ideal, because I know she has Teams on her phone but I don't want to assume she's checking email on weekends.
Please get this done. It'll be far more useful than the Whiteboard improvements have been.
Yes, because it is inhumane to ping each other outside of work hours, even if we happen to be working. Burnout in remote work is a serious issue, because you're never really "off" when co-workers keep communicating around the clock.
Hi, thank you for the video and that's a great way to work around it, but keeping outlook running to have a scheduled message sent is not ideal and proactive. It should just happen, outlook online or offline, the delay delivery feature exists to take a task off our mind. You guys are building & create such incredible things it would be very helpful to have this work without having outlook running all the time. Many thanks
Workaround: Send a scheduled email to the channel's email address. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_74Rllpc6u4 for steps.
7 pages of written requests
2 1/2 years open
Maybe we can prioritize this?
As more companies embrace Teams and attempt to use it as a replacement for email, the ability to schedule is incredibly important, from "I don't want anyone to know I'm working now" to "I don't want to wake my colleagues with something that isn't important but what's my option" to "let's coordinate a multi-million dollar announcement for business hours in each country."
We know you have a lot going on, and we appreciate all you're doing. This would help a lot. Thanks!
Please add this feature.