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 would be so useful!
Jamie C commented
This functionality would be really useful in the rail operations industry - for example in control room environment on the night shift the user will pre-schedule engineering hour updates to 'social hours' as not to wake our management team unnecessarily and save the handover to the early shift
Yes please that would be helpful!
Oh yes! that would be fantastic!
Yes please add this feature.
Yes please! I have a great need for this...
With the load on teachers globally at the moment, this feature would really assist us to be able to do weekly & daily planning in advance. Thanks
Rachel Moore commented
YES, please, add this feature. I work with a global team so I often want to share something to them in a chat via Teams but want to wait so I don't wake them up with a false sense of urgency... and then the idea goes POOF. Please add this feature!
Greg Johnson commented
As teachers, in our divisionwe are now moving into teams and classroom notebook. This is a large push from our employer. Lots of teachers are coming from Edmodo where you can schedule posts. This is great if you are up late preparing a lesson, but don't really want the students to see that you were up till 3am preparing. We could put together the post and set it to post at the set start time of the class.
On Teams mobile you are able to set 'Quiet Hours' to save those 06:00 notifications from waking you up. But I do still feel that scheduled messages are much needed!
In the spirit of efficiency that Teams is helping to create, this feature is ABSOLUTELY needed
Marc B. commented
Teaching numerous different classes remotely makes it impossible to remember what and to which group you wanted to post today. That's why a timed message would be very helpful indeed, so you can draft all the messages at one go, or when your working with a particular assignment to which you want add a message as well, but published at the same time as the assignment. I see no reason why a timed message would not exist in Teams, being such a basic functionality these days.
Mike King commented
In my context as a Teacher, I usually have a post ready to send at the start of my lessons now we are working remotely. I would love to me able to have my post scheduled for the start of the lesson with the lesson instructions and tag the class to grab their attention.
Very much needed!
Workplace (FB) and telegram have such features.
Patrick Nunez commented
The ability to schedule a message to be delivered would be extremely helpful. Example I have an idea on Sunday and want to send to the team but do not want them to see until Monday.
The Intelogist commented
I feel that merging all the "save as draft" and "keep list of drafts" posts with this one here that refers to a message scheduler will prove unproductive. Don't get me wrong, I don't suggest one issue is more important than the other, I'm just thinking that the two don't have to be implemented at the same time and their functionalities are entirely unrelated.
Most people need a way to be informed/reminded of messages they (for whatever reason) forgot to complete and/or send. This has nothing to do with having a message scheduled to be automatically sent at some time in the future. I do feel that this merge of two unrelated issues will only delay the implementation of both issues, one of which doesn't need a scheduler to be introduced to the platform (new functionality), just a new aggregation view/tab that will display all draft messages (or a bullet/dot/some visual representation next to the name of any chat/channel/etc. where a draft message is waiting to be sent).
drafts vs schedule_later are for completely different purposes:
schedule_later is if you have the complete post but don't want to send it just yet. personally i don't see the need for such a thing in an app like MS Teams, where custom notifications are the holy grail.
drafts, in turn, are not for being able to send something later, but for being able to _edit_ something later, before sending it:) this means that in this case, you just don't have the full message composed yet. do not mix the two use cases, please :)
[tl;dr:] if you don't want to be disturbed by notifications at 6AM, _do_ put your phone on silent! :)
i really don't think you should decide when others should receive your messages.
they (and you included:)) should set up notifications in such a way that it is just the right amount of disturbing at any given time.
if it's your "quiet hours", set up your apps/devices to respect that, so that they will start collecting these for you and only bother you with it in the morning.
in the meantime, if you'd be interested in what's happening regardless of being in the middle of the night, you should be able to do that as an exception.
please dont take the option of such exceptions away from me :)
Seems there are many other ideas which are related. Let's vote them up as well to raise visibility for this issue: