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.
The team is working on fixing date/time format to honor your computer settings. Please stay tuned for further updates.
Paul Stone commented
Note when a team site is created the underlying SharePoint site has a default of US time zone.
This can be changed in the underlying SharePoint site admin settings.
Irvine Russell commented
The biggest issue for us isn't the AM/PM time (some of my colleagues stil can't grasp the 24 hour clock) but the Americanisation of the dates (m/d/yy). This causes all sorts f confusion when you are used to the d/m/yy format - seeing 10/11 and thinking it was 10 November, not 11 October
I operate entirely on 24 hour time and have almost missed shifts because of the AM/PM time. If you just added a 24 hour time option in the settings that would be great.
I can't believe that a Microsoft product doesn't use the Windows date/time settings. I am signing out of Teams and deinstalling it. I *hate* AM/PM time formats and won't tolerate them. Back to Zoom...
Some Person commented
I use a 24 hour clock.
The web version uses a AM/PM clock.
The app uses a 24 hour clock.
I don't pay attention to what they label days since I am usually looking at a calendar or don't care what the day was.
This is so basic it is ridiculous it was not implemented from day 1. It is a microsoft product running under microsofts own operating system yet it does not use the settings from the o/s and does not integrate seamlessley with the other microsoft products.
Was this because the microsoft suite of products is so convoluted nowadays it is impossible to do this from the stat and can only be fixed following live testing?
Currently trying to display a date in a list in the correct format - can only get a very confusing numerical US format time. Doesn't even have the option for a non-numerical month. Very poor. I've followed all the guidance below. Does not work. Speaks to very poor practice that it is not consistent with other MS products.
Pistle Jumbo commented
You can pdate language, time, and date format-
Select your profile picture at the top of the app, then select Settings > General and go to the Language section. Selecting your preferred language and region also updates your time and date format.
Jeroen Goudswaard commented
Put language to English(UK) and 24 hour format appears.
It's been 2 years, and 24-hr time still hasn't been implemented? That's such a basic thing...
Still nothing? This is really such a basic requirement.
This is indeed very annoying. Please fix ASAP!
Any update on this? Surely it is a simple fix. This is really bugging me now. How did this get through UAT from anyone? Outlook doesn't display email dates in a different format, why does planner/teams do it.
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Teams are now our main collaboration tool. So please, release an update to allow use of regional settings for date and time. I run English Windows and Norwegian date and time settings. Please, also change Today and Yesterday with proper date in chat list. Sometimes Teams does not update and Today was actually a day last week.
Come on Microsoft!
J Scott Peter commented
It's baffling to me that a major Microsoft product doesn't respect the settings of its own operating system. What's the point of Windows having a setting for date/time format, if their own products ignore it?
Any progress Alex? Europe is waiting!
WooLand Polanski commented
Looking forward to this one. I would also argue for a central location in O365 where you can set your preferred Language/Date Time settings that are then populated across ALL O365 service.
Many people do prefer to use English as app language but for date time/keyboard layout they usually wants their local settings.
MS, glad to see your are working on it but you must speed up on this and take note on this for future services where you always and always shall have proper language and date time settings implemented.
Unbelievable that all users are forced to use 12 hour clock. This is 2020 and localization and user settings have been around for decades.
Also these settings are not replicated should a user use the browser.. see attached example...