Shifts - Date localisation
Ability to localise dates - In at least AU and UK we use DD/MM - its becomes confusing quickly when half the dates are in local and the other half are in US format
How can this still be unresolved? Date format should follow desktop system settings, so files appear as in the file manager/finder tool.
Please go and vote for this UserVoice instead: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/16935160-use-same-date-and-time-format-as-in-my-computer-s. Although the fact MS has been "Working On It (TM)" for years with zero progress should tell you that you can't hold your breath...
It's infuriating that the not only are the dates shown in the illogical US MM/DD format by default, they don't seem to be adjustable to a better format like DD/MM. This really should be fixed like the Microsoft Office suite that can happily support other formats. It reduces the usability of the programmes.
why is Microsoft still hiring developers and programmer that disrespect the world. we are in 2020 and not in the 1970's anymore. why still not respect the machine regional setting and not change them why still confronted with inferior programmers and developers that still not understand the world and that people have 24 hrs clock as well the time notation is different .am/pm is not even a standard.. respect the regional setting of the user and respect the organisation
Cannot use this product until it is fixed. Why Microsoft struggles so much with date and language localisation is beyond me. The U.S. is one of the only countries which uses imperial measurements and MM/DD/YYYY, how hard is it to build software for the vast majority of the world?
Microsoft Office supports it nicely, why not use the same approach in Teams????
Michael Burton commented
Please make this a priority - I live outside the US, which is the only country that uses MM/DD.
Brad Allan commented
At a minimum the dates in the attached screenshot should be 11/02 and 19/02 for my locale (UK).
I would prefer for international companies that ambiguity is completely removed by showing as:
11-Feb and 19-Feb or ...
2020-02-11 and 2020-02-19 (ISO8601)
@Natasha: I believe it's a good idea to have date formats localizable separately from the application language. Another option would be to pick the customized date/time formats from the OS settings. Example: I'm using English as default system language but with DD.MM.YYYY custom date format (actually German), but this is not picked up by the application, it uses MM/DD/YYYY format.
Jose Mendoza commented
For some apparent reason we cannot change the date format from American to Australian
Dates default to the USA version when uploading files, it would be helpful to retain the original format in this scenario especially when working version control with global participants
Peter Foote commented
Seems unbelievable that this isn't available out of the box! It would also be helpful to set SharePoint settings at the same time, as Teams displays SharePoint content.
Thanks a lot for details and a screenshot.
It's very helpful. We will investigate this issue and update later.
-Natasha(Edited by admin)
Jason Smith commented
I have the app language set to Australian and the keyboard language set to US English (US) as there is not an option for UK/AU.
The Date display at the top right is in US format not AU (should be 23 - 29 September 2019, not September 23-29 2019) and the copy schedule is all in US format
This is also a problem in french. We should be able to select the regional settings to be used just like in Windows, or simply offer by default the same settings than Windows.
take over the region and language settings from the operating system
Allow the date format to be adjusted by users as per local regions, ie, date then month, or individuals' preference.
Bert the Newt commented
TEAMS app doesn't follow regional setting for date for file listings. My settings for Australia (dd/MM/yyyy), but show in the American date format of mm/dd/yy
The worst is that some MS apps follow it, others not... so stupid and typical...
It is vital that admins can set the locale, language, region and/or date format. We work in the UK and it is causing real confusion that the date is US based.
Could this be made configurable in the Teams admin console?
For me, the Language is set to UK English but all the dates associated with files are US dates. Clearly the language setting is not filtering through to a corresponding date display and this seems to be the same for other users. Thank you.