Slack has declared another Scheduled Send feature that the organization is beginning to carry out today, which — as the name suggests — will allow clients to plan messages to send sometime in the not too distant future and date.
The planned send include adds another drop-down arrow to the green “send message” button in Slack’s desktop application. Clicking it’s anything but another menu that takes into consideration planning a message to ship off a room, direct message, or group string later on. Mobile clients will actually want to get to a comparative menu by long-pressing on the send button in the Slack application on Android and iOS.
Slack will offer both pre-filled options (like “tomorrow morning at 9:00AM”) just as the capacity to set a custom date and time to communicate something specific. Messages can be scheduled up to 120 days in advance, and clients will actually want to reschedule, edit, or delete scheduled messages before they’re sent.
“Today we launched Scheduled Send to empower users to communicate and collaborate in a way that works best for them,” the company announced in a statement, explaining that “teams shouldn’t be obligated to sync their schedules in order to communicate effectively.”
The ability to schedule messages is a basic one given the different time zones and locations that offices — both remote, in-person, and hybrid — stretch across in the present work world. And keeping in mind that email services like Gmail have offered the capacity to schedule messages for some other time (so clients aren’t pinging groups at odd hours or getting messages lost overnight), the feature has been prominently missing from Slack up to this point.