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How to Schedule Slack Messages
Slack has become an indispensable communication tool for teams all around the world. With its intuitive interface and powerful features, Slack helps teams stay organized and collaborate efficiently. One of the most valuable features is the ability to schedule messages, allowing you to send messages at a specific time in the future. We’ll show you how to schedule Slack messages on desktop and mobile devices and edit or delete them before they are sent.
After writing a message in Slack, select the drop-down arrow beside the Send button. Choose Schedule for Later to set a time to send your message. On the mobile app, tap and hold the Send button to choose a time to schedule your message.
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How to schedule a Slack message on desktop
Open Slack and navigate to the desired channel or direct message. Click on the message input field at the bottom of the window.
Type your message, and before clicking the Send arrow, select the drop-down arrow beside it to schedule the message. Slack will suggest s couple of times to send your message, but you can also choose a custom time.
How to schedule a Slack message on mobile
Open the Slack app on your mobile device and navigate to the desired channel or direct message. Type your message and tap and hold the Send arrow.
That will bring up suggestions for when to schedule your message, or you can select a custom time.
After choosing a time, you will see a confirmation with a timer icon that your message is scheduled. You can also follow the link to see all your scheduled messages. That way, you can tell whether or not your Slack message was scheduled correctly.
How to edit or delete scheduled Slack messages
On the left-hand side of the Slack app, select Drafts and Sent. Select the Scheduled tab from the top of the screen to view all your scheduled messages.
To edit a scheduled message before it is sent, select the Pencil icon to the right of the message.
To delete a scheduled message in the same section, click the three-dot icon beside it and choose Delete.