Use same date and time format as in my computer's settings
Many people like to use English as their display language, but get confused with the US date format: 11/06 is October 6 in the US, but June 11 in many other countries. Why not display the date according to the setting in Windows?
Same goes for time, of course, where many use 24 hour format instead of am and pm.
This feature is still on the backlog.
@Warren, it's been a year since your last update. What's the status of the fix for this broken basic functionality? Why does MS Teams not use the date/time format of the user's OS?
I can't believe that it still (after what seems like quite some time) won't allow the use of 24 hour time format. Why does so much modern app development insist on foisting this US-centric approach on us all?
Jukka Martikainen commented
Can't not comment on this. This makes me want to go to some other app but I'm kind fo stuck as this is the official corporate tool. It's also amusing that in the Teams language selection there are now five "different" german languages, SIXTEEN "english" variants, twenty different spanishes, six frenches etc. apparently mostly just to include the time and date formats for each country? Guess I'd be happy with English (Finnish) though =)
Waiting for this before Teams rollout. Skype4B until then. And please, never do this again! The 'rest of the world' uses these products as well.
None of this is fixed in the latest version. I just checked for updates and there are none. The application version is 1.2.00.17057 (64-bit). I have my system date format set to YYYY-MM-DD and time set to 24-hours. Neither is respected in any part of Teams. Teams consistently provides MM/DD/YYYY and 12-hour time which is confusing.
Andreas Thumfart commented
As far as I can see, for some of the parts, mentioned in the initial post, it's already fixed. Chats, wikis and files are showing the correct date formats for me. But the issue still persists in the meeting app, where the time line is shown with am/pm and in the scheduling assistant, which also shows am/pm times.
Simon Hudson commented
As I said to Mark Kashman last time I saw him, it's completely unacceptable that this US-centric date format default persists. Less than 4% of the world's population uses this obscure MM/DD/YYYY format.
Furthermore, it creates a genuine compliance risk due to the likelihood that dates are misread.
Please, for heaven's sake fix it and stop it happening in future.
On the backlog? This is automatic! Unless of course, if you use a single threaded script language and a platform where you can't even open a popup-window or access native OS features in a smooth natural way like we have done for a couple of decades now?
You don't use a platform where you need to manually code for the entire localization framework in windows, do you? Or where you don't practically get automatic drag/drop feature, not only within the application, but also to other applications?
And don't forget about sorting....
Игорь Стасюк commented
Without the ability to bring the date and time format to the usual form, I'm unlikely to be able to persuade my team to switch to Teams. They will not want to switch to a less convenient program and will continue to use Slack.
It is not fixed - macOS.
This actually seems to have been fixed for me now, what about you guys?
Guys! It is only AD 2019! Do not expect technology that far that we already can present a correct date. Let discuss this issue not earlier than 2035. At that time, education and ethos for programmers working on this kind of software might have reached a satisfying level.
Any update on this topic?
Renni Respoalo commented
There should be settings for Teams. Some place where we can configure correct date and time formats for example. Settings for an app should be the first basic functions before you even think of publishing the app.
At least, once you change it in your settings to UK format, don't let every update revert it back to US format.
Jan Ka commented
Any update on this?
Please fix this
KImmo Helaskoski commented
Is this really something that cannot be quickly corrected.
I use English as the language of the OS.
But I use DD.MM.YYYY type settings for date and a 24hour a day clock.
Not the silly and illogical US style of date. Or as unusable 12 hour clock. For date I do not see the month written as text to be a solution. Quick checks and overview with a glance is impossible as there is a need to read not just comprehend.
Which is earlier 11.5. or 9.2. or which is earlier October 11 or November 9
How can such thing as this take ages to be corrected. It has been done in the OS. Should not be a problem in other places... Or is this just some boring change not any "wow", why the "agile" developers do not like it.
This is a big issue for many organisations. I cannot use any other language than English for the Teams since every heading is changed and the use is difficult when helping people in other countries.
Settings should be taken over from the regional settings of the user. These settings are important in an international context. These settings rightfully so are done on OS level and should not be tampered with in the application.
If you have a joint development team in UK and USA a date like 10/7/19 can be ambiguous. Does it mean 10 July 2019 or 7 October 2019 ?
A solution is to explicitly show the month in letters, e.g 10 July 2019.
Please enable this date format.
Thank you, Alistair Morfey