Jun 18 2019 04:18 PM
Jun 18 2019 04:18 PM
Would anyone in this forum find it useful to be able to type a message in Teams (either 1:1 chat or a team thread), hit enter, and have that message not sent until the recipient's status is available? Ideally, this would be an option for which we could set a default (either on or off) and then toggle it for an individual message with a keyboard shortcut depending upon the message's urgency. Hopefully, it would be handled at the cloud level (not the local level like in Outlook) so that it is not dependent on the sender's computer being awake when the recipient's status becomes available.
There is an idea posted for this in a UserVoice forum, but it does not have many votes yet.
In my own organization, the people I most frequently need to ping spend much time in meetings or on client calls that I would rather not interrupt, but it hinders my productivity too much to keep checking on when they will be available. If I send a message during their meeting anyway, there is too great a chance they will miss it. If anyone else would find this useful, can you please make your voice heard?
Jun 18 2019 04:27 PM
Jun 18 2019 11:12 PM
On the other hand, considering how reliable presence is in Teams currently, something like this might create even more problems :)
And it kinda goes against the whole idea of a "high-velocity" chat client. If people don't want to be disturbed, they can simply set the corresponding status. With the amount of notifications being generated, anyone that wants to see a message will do so, and for the ones that don't care there's nothing you can do anyway.
Jun 18 2019 11:27 PM
Dec 06 2019 12:22 PM
I would find having this option extremely useful or have the option to send the message at certain time. Im in Boston and most of colleagues are in Genoa Italy...which is usually a 6 hour time difference. I don't want them to look at a non critical post 8 pm on a friday CET but I also don't want to forget to give someone a heads-ups first thing Monday. @adam deltinger
Dec 06 2019 02:30 PM - edited Dec 06 2019 02:33 PM
Not being in IT, I'm not totally sure what you mean. Could you elaborate?
Are you talking about using an automation from Power BI? I'm not sure my organization has that.
Also, I included the link to an existing UserVoice idea in my original post. At the time, it had no votes (I'm pretty sure I voted for it).
Dec 06 2019 02:37 PM
Update on the UserVoice post: It is up to 79 votes now, and my thoughts on this feature are duplicated there. Here is a link for anyone who wants to go there and add their vote.
Feb 04 2020 11:40 AM
I wish they would just listen to the community and work on this feature....
Feb 11 2020 06:36 AM
@adam deltinger the problem with Flow is that it is only for automation of processes that are going to happen for a given/known period of time, the feature in question here is for sporadic reminders or scheduled messages that will happen only once. If Flow had the no-repeat function, that will do it. But sadly, Flow is too much of a hassle for this simple task. Something in line with a command perhaps should suffice.
Jun 24 2020 02:58 AM
May 08 2021 06:34 PM
@tomus I think this is a fantastic idea. We have very distributed teams globally and so being able to time delay the delivery of a message would be fantastic.
I often time delay email deliveries in Outlook because of odd working hours and the same is true for my use of Teams!
Jun 25 2021 03:04 AM