no more midnight messages
Slack has announced New Scheduled Send Feature That the company is starting to roll out today, which — as the name implies — will let users schedule messages to be sent at a later time and date.
The Scheduled Send feature adds a new drop-down arrow to the green “Send Message” button in Slack’s desktop app. Clicking it will reveal a new menu that allows you to schedule a message to be sent later in a room, direct message, or group thread. Mobile users will be able to access a similar menu by long-pressing on the send button in the Slack app on Android and iOS.
Slack will offer pre-filled options (such as “tomorrow at 9:00 AM”) as well as the ability to set a custom date and time to send a message. Messages can be scheduled up to 120 days in advance, and users will be able to reschedule, edit, or delete scheduled messages before they are sent.
“Today we launched Scheduled Send to enable users to communicate and collaborate on what works best for them,” the company announced in a statement.
The ability to schedule messages is a key considering the various time zones and locations that offices – both remote, personal and hybrid – span across today’s world of work. And while email services like Gmail have offered the ability to schedule email for later (so users aren’t pinging teams at odd hours or missing messages overnight), this feature has been absent from Slack until now. .