There is no doubt that Apple wants users to use its iMessage messaging platform. It is a pretty decent default messaging platform that iOS users can use with each other, and with every iOS update, Apple introduces new features to it. However, one feature that seems to be lacking is message scheduling.
As its name implies, this would allow users to schedule messages to be sent at a later date instead of having it buried below newer messages. So if you need to send a reminder, this will help you do that. In a post on Reddit, u/Jmaster_888 shared an email that he allegedly received from Apple’s Craig Federighi on when the feature might arrive.
According to the Apple exec, it seems that it won’t be coming anytime soon, but they are not closing the door on it just yet. He replied by saying that this is something Apple has considered and is still considering, and he also laid out some of the complexity involved in creating such a feature, suggesting that it might not arrive anytime soon, if at all.
For example, he lays out some issues like how would scheduling messages work with unsent messages, or how to support deleting and editing pending messages, or how do you send a message when you have outgoing messages pending, and so on. That being said, if message scheduling is something that is important to you, then you might want to check out Telegram whose latest update brings the feature to the table.