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.
20 months since first report, still no action.
This is simply not acceptable for a application in production not to separate application language an date/number formats
Erik Berg commented
Any luck getting that ETA?
How can this still be an issue? How hard is this to fix!?!?!?
Anthony G commented
I disagree, it should be stored behind the scenes so it correctly shows / convert's it to the 'user's choice of locale which includes date format.'
Gunnar Óskarsson commented
At the very least, having a 12-hour/24-hour format switch in the setting would go a long way. That is, assuming the system date and time format is somehow a complicated implementation, making it stuck on the backlog for so long.
Warren: "the team does understand this is a big need".
MS UI guidelines say that supporting the system time and date format is "the very least" that an app should do.
My initial thought was that the Windows API has a function that does exactly this - GetDateFormatEx(). But it's really a HTML application under the hood.
I'm voting for this but as an option. At the very least, the application should respect the user's choice of locale which includes date format.
- Its internationnal
- Its unambiguous
- Its complete
- Its compact
- Its sorts naturally
Serge Dudnic commented
The date-time format should be taken, by default, not from the UI Ms Team language, but from the system (Windows) settings.
I have the OS in the en-US language, but the date-time is formatted dd/MM/YYYY, however the Teams displays it in M/d format in the search results.
Please respect and take the OS date-time formatting by default.
Carsten Elftmann commented
That would really help, system settings are useful, why this cryptic US format?
If you are using the Teams Windows app with language set to English (United States) and you don't like the format: MM-DD-YYYY, you can try changing the language to English (United Kingdom)
(The date format is DD-MM-YYYY).
Jerry Jackson commented
24 hour time please.
Why not just follow the system time format?
Walter Huijten commented
Please fix this as soon as possible, this is a basic requirement.
Quite unbelievable that this has been moved to the backlog.
If you can't get the client's date format correct all the time, then always display it in the unambiguous (and ISO standard) YYYY-MM-DD format.
What's worse than showing dates in MM-DD-YYYY format is that some parts of the Office 365 suite show a mix of formats on the same page.
so basically anyone that's not American and uses another date format can get f'ed says MS
Jóhann Áki Björnsson commented
Probably the best way to support other language formats that are not like the on on offer for teams for now (like no Icelandic language on offer and date and time formats not supported)
Divyesh Chapaneri commented
Same issue here in Australia. Microsoft?
Per Jarnehammar commented
I have selected Swedish as interface language and hence the date and time format should follow the Swedish standard which is YYYY-MM-DD and 24-hour clock. But the time in the calendar is still displayed in 12 hour format.