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Frequently Asked Questions

What is this?

Send It Later is a slash command for the popular group communication application Slack. The command makes it possible to schedule messages for later delivery. It also includes a nifty compose feature for writing messages.

Message scheduling allows for a calmer team culture where digital well-being is better ensured and communication happens when it have the best impact.

What commands can I use?

You can currently do:

/later [message] [at|in] [date time|distance] to schedule a new message
/later compose to open a dialog for composing a new scheduled message
/later c shorthand for /later compose
/later list to list your scheduled messages
/later help to view instructions on how to use the command

How do I cancel a message?

Use the /later list command to list your scheduled messages. Each message in the list has a cancel button.

In what ways can I write the date and time when scheduling a message?

There are multiple ways of describing when the message you want to schedule should appear for the recipient. Some examples:

/later Hey in 30 minutes
/later Hey in 3 hours
/later Hey in 1 day
/later Hey at 9am tomorrow
/later Hey at 3pm today
/later Hey at 3pm
/later Hey at 9 tomorrow
/later Hey at 9.30 tomorrow
/later Hey at 15:30 tomorrow
/later Hey at 9 tomorrow
/later Hey at 1 september 16:00
/later Hey at 2 sept 9am

Can I attach images/documents to scheduled messages?

You can add attachments and images to your scheduled messages if you add them as links within the message. They will then show up as attachments/images when the message is delivered.

If a file isn't currently available online, you can upload it in the ”File browser” within Slack, and then copy the link to that file and use that in the message.

The background to this is that the native file uploading flow within the Slack client currently cannot be incorporated in Slack apps, so this has to be solved by linking to the file.

How are messages stored?

When a new message is scheduled with Send It Later, it is transferred securely to our servers via the Slack API using SSL. At our servers messages are stored encrypted. After the message has been delivered to its recipients the message content is removed from our servers.

How do I cancel a subscription?

Just remove the Send It Later app from your Slack workspace.

Can I have a feature X?

It depends, get in touch and I'll get back to you.