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
James Wylie commented
This is a must to add to Planner ASAP! It's very hard to try to sell the use of an App when it doesn't support the local date format!
James Emanuelli commented
This is hugely frustrating. Please fix or describe a work around.
Hi everyone, I've found a temporary workaround for this issue.
In the URL you will see that the default address contains 'EN-US'. I manually changed this to 'EN-AU' and it changed the dates to Australian DD/MM format for me. Seems to hold the change while clicking around Planner.
Extremely annoying. About 5% of the world's population use the American date format which is now forced upon us all.
I work for a multinational corporation and we are using Planner for smaller projects but despite its many benefits it is also a very confusing tool due to the date format. If a task has a due date of 5/4 it has a completely different meaning to an American compared to a European. Please fix this!
Its been a year please sort this out !
International date formats would be awesome to avoid confusion
Sam Nicolitsi commented
Quite annoying that planner doesn't respect the site regional settings that are set for the SharePoint site hosting it. This is a MUST.
At least linking the plan via the Teams Desktop App respects the regional settings of the PC.
Any update? Useless app for non-US users without supporting international date formats!
Chris Thackray commented
This is really confusing for users please can this be changed
Do we have an update on this? It seems crazy that Planner isn't made to take into account other non - US locations automatically.
Planner is dead without date formatting.
The US date format is not practical for 99% of the rest of the world - and makes no sense to anyone other than Americans.
Please find a way to change this - it is comical that it cannot be done by now.
Is there no update on this? It seems like a pretty basic feature...
Please allow for regional date settings in Planner. It's really tough to work well with this app as it is currently (mm/dd).
Andrew Hopkins commented
International date options please!!!!!!!!!!!
Can I get a due time as well as a due date? That would make it so much useful for us.
Chris Kaye commented
This is preventing adoption by our clients as they find the date confusing. Please introduce regional / local selection of format as per the rest of O365
Version history of files still shows US date format.
Hugh Miller commented
Well spotted Anonymous, and it looks like the Planner team have implemented your quick fix immediately with no comment. I wonder if they've been sat scratching their heads for the last 9 months wondering why nothing was fixing it...
A quick fix for this is to bookmark the URL for Planner but change the /EN-US/ part to your country region, e.g. /EN-UK/ or /EN-AU/. The dates then display in the correct format for that region.
It's pretty poor that this issue has been open for almost a year and Planner still doesn't pick up your country settings from your Office 365 profile.
David H commented
I find mm/dd really confusing. Please change ASAP.