How To Schedule A Message On Slack

Are you thinking of sending your messages on Slack when it’s the best time to do so? Or do you want to make sure that you won’t forget to send the message in the future? In any case, we’re here to offer our help. In our guide below, we’ll show you how to schedule your messages on your Slack conversations. Whether you’re using their app on your computer or mobile device, we got you covered.


There are times when we think of something important and share it with the other project members immediately. However, you might prefer to send your message during work hours to avoid disturbing anyone during their sleep or break.

Thankfully, Slack allows you to schedule your messages on their mobile, web, and desktop app any time you want. In this way, you can send things you want to share at the best time and date.

With that in mind, here’s our guide on how to use the scheduling feature on Slack.

How to schedule your messages on Slack

If you have an important message or file that you won’t share on Slack but want to wait until the best time to send it, you can opt to schedule it instead. In this way, you won’t forget to send the message in the future, even if you’re away from the app.

You can schedule messages on Slack whether you’re using their app on your phone or computer. Follow our quick tutorial below, and we’ll show you how to do it on both versions.

On your computer:

  1. Launch Slack on your desktop or visit their web browser client and sign in to your workspace.
  2. Open one of your conversations where you want to schedule a message.
  3. Type your message on the chat and click the drop-down arrow beside the Send button.

  4. Choose a date and time from the menu or select “Custom time.”

  5. If you chose the latter, select a custom date and time to send the message. Click Schedule Message to confirm your decision.

Note: You can also use schedule by clicking the Compose icon on the upper-left side of the screen.

To view all your scheduled messages, click “Scheduled” at the top of your sidebar on the left. Hover on one of the messages and click an icon on the top right to make some actions.

You can edit, delete, cancel, or reschedule your messages any time you want. You can even choose to send it immediately before the scheduled time and date.

On your mobile device:

  1. Launch the Slack app on your phone and sign in to your account.
  2. Open one of your conversations where you want to schedule a message.
  3. Enter the message you want to send on the chat and hold the Send button on the bottom right corner.

  4. Choose one of the schedules on the menu or select “Custom time.”

  5. If you prefer using the custom schedule, choose a time and date. Tap the “Schedule Message” button to confirm your decision.

If you want to view all your scheduled messages, navigate to the Home tab and select “Scheduled messages” at the top of the menu. Tap and hold a message to view the edit, delete, and reschedule options at the bottom of your screen.

Send your messages at a later date and time on Slack

Now that you know how to schedule messages on your Slack conversations, there’s no need to send them during off-work hours or late at night. You can always schedule your messages and share them at the best time, where you think that everyone is online.

Always remember that you don’t have to be online for your scheduled messages to send. As such, you can be on the go after using this feature on Slack.

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