Delay the delivery of a message
I'd like to be able to delay the delivery of an individual teams message.
Useful to schedule announcements and when working across timezones...
Would indeed be very useful. I would also like the option to link this feature to the "Notify when available" function in Chats (I want the message to go out when the person is available again).
Delay Delivery is an awesome feature on Outlook. Teams can be invasive if you are sending messages and people's phone and computers are "pinging" at all sorts of hours.
For work/life balance, this would be a fantastic initiative!
I would like to send the message once the person/s in the chat is/are online.
I also think this would be very useful. I work late at night and don't want to wake my team with messages that I need them to respond to in the morning.
I agree with this. Seems inefficient to have to log an item in your to-do list as a reminder to later send a message in Teams. Right now it's Sunday morning. I have an idea I want to communicate but I don't want people to read (and respond) to it today.
Adalheidur Osk Gudmundsdottir commented
I would love not to disturb my team but I would also like to finish things off when it suites me so I would like this option and that I could set the default timing that suits me for example 08 am the next day. I use this a lot in Outlook but I would like to eliminate all emails in house. Thanks.
Thomas Krekling commented
Would be nice to have the possibility to delay/schedule bort chat messages and team conversations messages. Maybe notification could be forced if a message is marked as important?
Marc W commented
I agree with Scott Ladewig who comment Sept 18, 2019:
"A recipient should be able to set the time periods and.or statuses for which they don't want to be disturbed with an option to allow for emergency notices or messages form selected individuals. I see this as going beyond the standard DND status which prevents notifications, but to prevent a message from being displayed as the OP suggested.
"Similarly, a sender should e able to specify a delay for when a message should appear, either by time or by a change in status of the recipient."
It is now March of 2020. Why hasn't this terrific idea been implemented yet?
Carole Lotito commented
I'd love this feature. I work at various times day and night and like to get things down when they pop in my head. I'd hate to think that my colleague would be woken at 3am with a message from me asking "btw, does that messaging have to be approved by legal?"
Why doesnt Microsoft add this feature???
Yes please, I don't know why this is taking so long....
NITESHKUMAR SHAH commented
Apart from delayed messages based on status, I would also love to have a feature to schedule a message at a particular time of the day. It would be really helpful for teams working with a different timezone. We can set to send the message for individual members during their morning hours instead of disturbing them during nights.
Scott Ladewig commented
I agree that the ability to delay a message being displayed to recipient(s) would be useful. Given that some people may prefer to receive everything immediately, I would like to see the ability to delay messages have controls for both the sender and recipient.
A recipient should be able to set the time periods and.or statuses for which they don't want to be disturbed with an option to allow for emergency notices or messages form selected individuals. I see this as going beyond the standard DND status which prevents notifications, but to prevent a message from being displayed as the OP suggested.
Similarly, a sender should e able to specify a delay for when a message should appear, either by time or by a change in status of the recipient.
Any delayed message should indicate the time originally sent along with the time it was displayed.
Lee Gaupp commented
I concur with folks who have already commented. My company, 250,000+ and across a few time zones, could use this function as Teams becomes more important as a method of communication. Some people want to communicate freely as they work, but some people feel compelled to reply when communication happens. A delay send, like Outlook has, would be ideal.
attilio sequi commented
I'd like to do it, as in Outlook, to preserve non-working hours of my colleagues. I think that this could be useful in Planner too.
Liz Yount commented
Yes! This is function would be ideal for Global teams or any companies working across timezones as Guillaume pointed out.
Also, I often want to get an idea to the right person at the right time (e.g. 8am instead of when I'm thinking about it at midnight), and this function would be my best friend.