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.
For me, the ultimate solution worldwide would be to display Dec for 12 and Jan for 01 etc.
If so, wherever it is in the date that is displayed there can be no argument on what the month is.
p.e. 10/Dec/2019, Dec/10/2019, 2019/Dec/10 or 2019/10/Dec. Everybody will recognize, even if it is not the format they are used to.
beats 10/12/2019, 12/10/2019, 2019/12/10 or 2019/10/12 by a mile.
Second best thing I would say is the regional settings of the computer it is used on.
ISO8601 is the only valid date format for me, so it would be great if Teams accommodated this based on my Windows regional settings.
Chris Roberts commented
Being forced to use the MM/DD format when we're based in the UK and exclusively use DD/MM is causing constant confusion here.
MS are usually so good at catering for different locales in their products... how did this slip through the net!?
The unscientific way of displaying dates (without year, with the slashes, no leading zero's) has already lead to misunderstandings within the company.
If it is not possible to make this configurable, please hard code full ISO 8601, including year and seconds.
(BTW, I love that Teams allows real hyperlinks as wel as URLs)
The idea to couple language or region with Data/Time/ and other formats is stupid in current world.
Any update on progress of this suggestion from NOVEMBER 2016 !!!!!!!??????
Give proper settings to adjust these things separately:
Date format: YYYYMMDD
I use US English, but as I travel extensively, I use the 24:00 clock to avoid confusion, and it is not uncommon among folks in the US. It seems to be a step backwards to not be able to choose this, .
I have the OPPOSITE problem!! I'm getting time displayed in the 24 hour clock and I want to change it to am/pm!!
I would like to use the English language however not the US date format and time format (am - pm). Instead I just would like to have a 24:00 hrs clock next to the English language.
Ralf Weitzel commented
If the idea of using the system settings is technically not ideal: Why not offer an advanced setting, where the stupid automatism of language also defiuning the complete cultural settings stuff can be separated and you can define location/timezone and keyboard and language and date/time or number formats separately?
Jan Reitz commented
One year and this is still not solved?
Or more than two since it was reported...
@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?
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?