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
David H commented
I find mm/dd really confusing. Please change ASAP.
mr mail commented
dealbreaker. I'm off to trello.
Staff will simply not adopt planner, before this feature is enabled.
Is this an over-site? This needs to be corrected. There are other countries in the world.
Richard Alberg commented
Let me add my voice to this request. This is not an obscure localisation requirement. It should be supported and, at the very least, a Microsoft person should indicate when it will be.
In Office365 settings it asks for date format preference but planner seems to ignore this and has no way to configure.
do it faster....
It is a problem with work tasks particularly in Jan to June where tasks can be late or rushed unintentionally if the assigned user misreads the date.
For instance; they read the task as due by 1st Feb when it is actually due on the 2nd January.
It means the task is late or potentially rushed and the user penalised and potentially work missed / productivity lost all because the date cannot be changed to a non-US date system, even if you change your location to UK or anywhere else in the world.
This needs to be updated to make it usable outside of the US. Please move up the priority lisy.
Yes please, this is very annoying
...er, hello Microsoft? What are you thoughts on this one please?
Hugh Miller commented
It's pretty shocking that this thread is 7 months old, has so many comments all asking for Date Format to be internationalised and no one from Microsoft has dropped in even a courtesy reply about it.
I can see this product going the same way as Skype for Business and One Drive for Business - removed from corporate assets as it has no benefit to end users in current version.
Nick Jones commented
Really limits usability to have an enforced minority regional date format in there.
Dan Saul Knight commented
I have been using O365 Planner and it has become apparent that you may have missed a key piece of information when putting together your requirements. Just to let you know, there are other countries in the world outside of the USA. I have done some investigation and can provide quite a good diagram that demonstrates this.
You can find it here --> http://geology.com/world/world-map.gif
In the other locations on the diagram other than the section marked "USA", the date is written in an ordinate format. This means the variables are listed by the frequency of change. The "day" changes most often, so this is written first. Following that is the "month" and finally the "year".
I am hoping that now you have this information you will be able to add an option to your otherwise excellent Planner software that allows users to select which method of communicating the date they prefer.
So stupid... at some point it was in the plan to use mmm-dd format. Then they moved back to mm/dd
Josh Lukins commented
This is crazy that the product was released without respecting a user's date format.
Martin Russ commented
Support international date formats - so totally obvious I'm astonished it wasn't at the top of Planner's specification!
will list commented
Please implement user-selectable date format, defaulted to either machine settings or organization settings for office 365.
Tim Ould commented
This would be a great improvement. I've been trialling Planner but we couldn't use it unless it used local date formats - the potential for confusion is too great.
Please make this change, surely it cant be that hard.