The date format is fixed to mm/dd/yyyy, could this please be selectable based on your region - for example we use dd/mm/yyyy
As an update, since we’ve still been seeing issues around date formatting, so we’re pursuing another fix that should help: If you’re using Planner within Teams, we will default to using the same language/local as Teams.
If you’re seeing this issue persist outside of Teams and your language/locale is set properly for your Office account, please let us know in the comments below!
The Planner Team
Planner Team I'd say the date issue still isn't fixed going by the comments here. I have trawled the Internet for a fix to view Planner tasks in DD/MM/YY format but they are still coming up in US when viewing online. All looks fine in the Teams view though. Can this please be fixed.
There needs to be a priority fix to use local regional settings everywhere. Displaying US dates in planner within teams along side correctly formatted dates in chat and calendar is causing confusion. US being a minority region makes this even more egregious.
I'm using the Planner within sharepoint and date format is not as I have set it in my office account (set as English (Germany) DD MMM YYYY but still shown as MM/DD/YYYY.
How should we work with customers on a project like this?! Having a date like 09/07/2021 is simply confusing! Noone knows what is meant!
Please can a fix for this be prioritized? I'm in Australia and the MM/DD/YYYY format is just an irritation when it's on a personal planner, but I also use Planner with my team and the format causes confusion and errors. I can't use the fix suggested because my organisation sets the display language and adjusting the preferred language, region and time zone has no impact. Having the date format adjust to the time zone seems like a reasonable option.
Planner has a lot going for it, but this omission is becoming a deal breaker.
I managed to partially work around this one.
I'm an EN-AU user with all of my Windows and Office 365 user settings set to EN-AU.
I've noticed that the tabular view of Planner seems to respect my *user* regional date setting, whereas the date control inside the modal task "pop-up" when I open a single task ignores that and uses the *SharePoint site/Team* regional setting instead. Correcting the SharePoint site regional setting worked around the problem for me.
This also worked for a similar problem in how the Lists app was displaying dates for me.
The only place I haven't been able to work around the problem is in the consolidated overview presented when I click on the "Tasks" app within Teams. This is still using EN-US and I still have no idea where it is drawing that one from.
This really needs to be fixed because it's not always obvious that you're looking at an unexpected date format, especially when different controls are using inconsistent regional settings.
John H commented
When is this simple fix due?
I can't understand why in all office apps (Excel, Word...) it's so intuitive and easy to set your date type and in 365 apps like Teams, SharePoint, Planner... it doesn't work. A great part of the world is using the d/m/yyyy format so, pleeeeeeeeeease
If the display is English and the regional format is new Zealand
The date format in planner still stays mm/dd/yyyy instead of dd/mm/yyyy
Outside of teams
Please fix this
Thank you in advance
Philippe Parys commented
This is very frustrating.
The only way I found to fix this issue for "planner on the web" is to change the url part "en-US" to "en-GB". (e.g. e.g. https://tasks.office.com/jll2.onmicrosoft.com/en-GB/Home/Planner/#...)
Dates are now shown as dd/mm/yyyy
But we need a permanent solution.
Planner Team, it is time to move your ***.
Please can this be resolved, its incredibly confusing from a UK perspective when using Planner within your browser as a board. Planner loses its USP when having to use it via Teams, you may as well just use Microsoft To Do.
Please have multiple formats, we use the ISO YYYY-MM-DD format.
Justin Voss commented
So if you're using Planner within Teams, how do you export to Excel to have the dates in AU format?
Ian Watkins commented
We are using TEAMS and date is displaying correctly (DDMMYYYY) when viewing Planner via TEAMS. Going direct to Project this is still showing MMDDYYYY (grrrrrrr) We are now 2021 is there still NO FIX to this?
MS Teams > 'Tasks by Planner and To Do' shows the date format as US, but the Teams Approvals app and other Teams features correctly shows date format according to my regional settings.
I can't apply regional (English New Zealand) date format to Planner. I can't believe it has been more than 5 years and still Microsoft hasn't fixed this.
Is this seriously STILL in development almost 5 years after first requested?
Mine is displaying the date in australian dd/mm/yyyy format, but interprets dates entered as US format. eg if I type in 01/03/2021 it comes up as 03/10/2021 Very confusing. Also the late tasks emails come in US date format.
We (20 users) use the web version and all have the issue with date format shown in US instead of Australian date format, even after applying the right setting in Regional format field.
Still same issue in WEB version. It doesn't help to change the regional format in Office profile.
There needs to be an option to change this within Planner (web).
Every single setting on my computer is telling it to use ENG AUS which is DD/MM/YYYY yet it still defaults to ****** US. :(