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
I am still getting my dates on the task as US time based instead of Australia. Please help
New to planner, just set up my first plan in the hope of selling it to my team, and suddenly I realise all the dates are back to front. All my regional settings are correct for O365 & SharePoint. Planner is supposed to seamlessly be part of O365, and yet 4 YEARS after release it still doesn't integrate regional settings? This is unbelievably poor response from Microsoft. I'm using Planner outside of Teams
John Leonard commented
I'd like to add my voice to this too - this really needs to change; my locale is set to UK everywhere I can find it and the planner data in teams is showing a UK format, so why on earth can't the web app do the same?
Also irritating to find that the last comment from MS was over a year ago.
Stuart Matheson commented
I am experiencing this issue on tasks.office.com in Chrome and Firefox. No matter what date format I choose, after saving the settings and reloading the page, dates are still displayed m/d or mm/dd/yyyy.
can microsoft please change the date settings to cater to regional differences, i.e. dd/mm/yy
Pretty sure I found the manual way of addressing this issue: Settings in your profile icon top right, "General" > "Language" > "App language....". Changed this from USA to NZ and now my planner tasks are in the correct date format.
Hope this helps someone.
Planner is a great tool - but please fix this date issue - how can we plan when we are in this date situation 05/06 or 06/05? So confusing - please can we have GB dates as standard when Teams is already set as GB.
Matt Goodstadt commented
In Teams it's fine, but still, in the planner I'm looking at a task for today, (5 June), which shows as 6 May!
It's bad enough having to use American English.
This is a serious weakness in the software, even changing to a long format for the month would be better than the current situation.
Nice to see in 4 years MS haven't recognised there are users outside of the US using different date formats..
I prefer yyyy-MM-dd
I am able to set my computer to follow this format, why can't the browser just follow the system setting?
At least the browser version shows a calendar for the date picker, vs the iOS app which is a tachometer for date/month/year that doesn't show the day of the week.
If I open in teams I see correct, dd/MM/year , in I open in Browser it is MM/dd/YYY
The date still shows in US format despite my Office and Teams settings being my own country.
This seems to still be happening for Planner inside of a Group. For Planners in Teams this works now.
Please make UK standard date format an option. Thanks
There's an international standard for dates. If you can't make it work user adapted, at least start all development based on the ISO and then add the user adaptation. This is so annoying. Was early customer of O365 in Sweden when the concept was originally launched and have put up with half developed products being launched because the total concept works well for me but am currently evaluating moving the company over to scroogle or any other vendor...
Marc Vanderhaegen commented
I still have the problem. In my profile, the Local is set to Always use my personal settings in French (Belgium) but when i go to the Planner web app and add a task, the date is still showed as MM/dd instead of dd/MM.
James Ward commented
We have offices in US and UK, this is a real pain when we can have per-user settings for our 365 accounts and massively confusing.
Mike Holt commented
Surely an easy User Story to implement with massive benefit. Prioritise please. I am reverting back to MS Project to get the project planned.
All my Planner plans have suddenly reverted back to US date format. If this continues it will not be feasible to use in the UK as it confuses everyone. It will be a shame to stop using this app as it is a very useful tool apart from the date glitch which I thought had been resolved.