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.
I am relatively new to MS Teams and I am really surprised and annoyed that I cannot get the 24 hour time and the date format I am used to.
Safta Razvan commented
any news on this?
I understand that Teams is relatively new, but what a rocket science is required to set date and time as per user's desire or request?
Our organisation switch to Teams on Monday and management is promoting us to use everything as possible in Team. My jaw is still on the ground, we want 12hrs times and Aust dates, surly this isn’t rocket science
This is a major bug, probably easy to fix.
Safta Razvan commented
why is this in the backlog and not in the works? ????
Markus Straslicka commented
Still US only date & time formats for an app in 21 century - UNBELIEVABLE !!! - MS guys, how on earth can you be so thridworldish ! - Guys you must fix that right away, is only 10 minutes of coding and would make the app much better by far, bumping into those careless coding every now and then is what keeps lots of users away from you
Gordon Henderson commented
This is basic and should not be an issue. I'm fed up being confused with this awful American way of formatting a date. The order is DAY, MONTH, YEAR irrespective as to how you may articulate it. Fix this and fix it now! Mind you they cannot get it thru there heads how to spell correctly either, so why are we nor surprised.
We need an urgent fix for this now!
Kim Kragh commented
I'm amazed too... this is really poor! Please fix ASAP - must be a no-brainer for you guys
I'm amazed this is still on the backlog. Being able to easily identify the correct date is such a fundamental requirement for EVERYONE in the world, not just Americans. Seriously Microsoft, this is really poor form.
It's in the backlog because the developers are American and we all know Americans think their superior and the rest of the world are inferior to them.
This issue also flows over to PowerBI as well... getting Senior Management to use PowerBI within Teams is a nightmare.
The dates are all wrong, the date filters are confusing.
Joseph Docksey commented
I would like to see Teams respect my system setting to display times in the 24-hour format.
if you open in teams a spreadsheet and the formatting isnt checked..
in this example, the 2 dates were entered the same way dd/mm/yy however the differences in the locale formatting shows 2 different dates months apart..
Date entered as DD/MM/YY Result Month Day
8/4/2020 with Teams set to US format 4/08/2020 8 4
9/4/2020 with Teams set to NZ format 9/04/2020 4 9
You know how to do it right microsoft. Just have a look at windows. Language and Regional settings are not the same! There is a reason why .Net has Culture and UI culture. This problem is not only for teams. Just noticed that office web apps are not better. And this is not only about sate and time. It is also about number formats.
Markus Weidner commented
How is this still on the backlog??
- I use every software including my OS in English BUT I don't want US date and time formats or units. DD.MM.YYY Date Format and 24h time stamps are a MUST. I want to set these once in my System Settings and not being annoyed by other Microsoft Software like Teams ignoring those settings at all!
I'm sorry, but assuming the entire world uses your US format when in fact it's the other way around is just stupid. if you need to set a default how about set the default for the world and then US users can change it?
Vladimir Kandić commented
Hi, admins. Is there any new update regardng this, I just wanted to put new (same) feature request and have found this oldie. Two years and still in backlog?
This is very annoying issue. If there is some workaround it would be nice to share.