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
The date format of Planner when viewing in Teams can be changed. In the Teams desktop client, click on your photo and select Settings (cog), then on the General tab you will see Language. Change the first entry of App Language determines the date and time format to your locale.
Thanks Microsoft for fixing, but please try to: 1 - be better with your defaults as most people aren't in the USA. 2 - educate everyone on where to change settings, this was hard to find
Still an issue in Australia. Makes Planner far less useful and straightforward
Please fix this, it creates massive issues for us.
Date format still a problem - we require en-au
Please can Microsoft respond to the comments of its users as the Date format is still not fixed.
Still not working for our tenant either. Varying services link out consistently to en-us, whereas we require en-gb. Surprised this wasn't identified within testing, please revert back to development on this.
Dear Admin team ,
Please fix it , is the setting in office 365 admin settings or planner settings?
Zdzisław Online commented
It does not work! I have still in Planner mm/dd in spite of my european dd/mm. Please fix it!
Agreed with Anonymous April 13... Is there a way to set default planner (in browser) links to include /en-au/ based on Tennant location?
Anonymous April 13 - I've found that if your personal account (language) settings in Teams is set to 'English AU' then the date format seems to format correctly based on those... but still doesn't reformat in browser.
Just embedded a Planner in Teams for my first experience at using Planner; and have hit this date issue.
Going to make it very painful for us (Australia)
David Cooper commented
Hi Product Group,
How did this even pass testing? I’ve raised a support issue as to me this is now a defect as you have stated it’s fixed.
I am unable to get off the US date in the Planner tab in Teams app. i have set the language to English (Australia) in my profile but it makes no difference.
what am i doing wrong as its infuriating!
Hi Planner team,
still wrong region when choosing the Planner icon.
Link on Portal is en-GB
Link on app picker whilst in SharePoint is en-US
Link on app picker whilst in Outlook webmail is en-AU
Link on app picker whilst in Word Online is en-GB
So still all over the place.
I have checked with a second user with identical results.
Our region is Australia.
Hayden G commented
@Planner Team. Recommendation: get new testers. Old ones suck. Mark as 'In progress', apologise for celebrating too early, and revisit drawing board.
Not working! I have it set to ISO 8601 (YYYY-MM-DD) and it's displaying as MM/DD/YYYY.
Not working. Please don't mark things as "Completed" when you haven't actually fixed anything. This should be re-opened immediately
James Ward commented
Where is the language meant to be set? Mine is set correctly (EN-GB) in OWA, but I don't have access to the settings section of 365 (totalit IT team). Is this where it should be done?
Agreed this doesn't work.
If I go to Planner through the office 365 waffle menu I get to change the URL to match EN-GB (I cant force my users to do this!!!!! but when I am embedding a Plan into a modern SharePoint team site, the URL is enforced by Microsoft and I don't think I can change it, it always uses a US format, no matter that my SharePoint site Regional Settings are set to English-UK.
A royal pain in the butt!
Please get this fixed Microsoft
An option to select date acc to standard, (ISO8601) should be available (in all office applications).
Scott Jackson commented
It has improved, but not fully solved as there are still some links from the waffle menu on the top left that are not honouring the local settings. I am getting some success if I start from the Office 365 main llink ( and don't use the waffle). Feedback submitted via the cog wheel as requested.