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Slack is rolling out a new scheduled send feature

Slack has introduced a new Scheduled Send feature that the corporate is beginning to roll out in the present day, which — because the title implies — will let customers schedule messages to send at a later time and date.

The scheduled send feature provides a new drop-down arrow to the inexperienced “send message” button in Slack’s desktop app. Clicking it can reveal a new menu that permits for scheduling a message to send to a room, direct message, or group thread afterward. Cell customers will be capable to entry a comparable menu by long-pressing on the send button within the Slack app on Android and iOS.

Slack will provide each pre-filled choices (like “tomorrow morning at 9:00AM”) in addition to the power to set a customized date and time to send a message. Messages could be scheduled as much as to 120 days prematurely, and customers will be capable to reschedule, edit, or delete scheduled messages earlier than they’re despatched.

“At present we launched Scheduled Send to empower customers to speak and collaborate in a manner that works greatest for them,” the corporate introduced in a assertion, explaining that “groups shouldn’t be obligated to sync their schedules as a way to talk successfully.”

The flexibility to schedule messages is a essential one given the assorted time zones and places that workplaces — each distant, in-person, and hybrid — stretch throughout in in the present day’s work world. And whereas e mail providers like Gmail have provided the power to schedule emails for later (in order that customers aren’t pinging groups at odd hours or getting messages misplaced in a single day), the feature has been notably absent from Slack till now.

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