Zoom lets you change the date and time formats on your account if you need to. Here’s how you can do it.
Have you ever received a work call or message on Zoom during odd hours? It’s probably because your date and time formats are incorrect. Most people don’t realize this, but Zoom sets your date in the default US format, mm/dd/yyyy, and your time in 12-hour format.
But not everyone adheres to the same date and time formats. Luckily, Zoom allows you to modify them to align with your region. If you’re not in the United States, you might want to consider doing this. Let’s find out how to change your date and time formats on Zoom.
Zoom lets you change date and time formats on your account
Zoom lets you change date and time formats on your profile, which helps others schedule meetings at the best time for everyone involved. You can change your date and time formats whether you use Zoom on desktop or mobile. Your local time is displayed on your Zoom profile card so others can see it.
Zoom should allow you to change date and time formats because the platform is used by millions of people around the world. Depending on your organization, you may attend meetings with people in different time zones. And if you’ve set the wrong formats, you could find yourself booked for a meeting while you sleep.
If you personalize your profile, consider adding pronouns to help people know how to address you. Read our guide on how to add pronouns to your Zoom profile.
How to change the date format on your Zoom account
Zoom offers multiple date format options to meet the needs and preferences of users around the world. To change the date format:
- Log in to your Zoom account in your browser.
- Click on the Profile tab on the left of your screen.
- Scroll to date format and click on Edit on the right.
- Now click on the scrolling menu and find the date format you are familiar with, then click to safeguard.
How to change the time format on your Zoom account
Zoom sets your time format to the default time of 12 hours, but you can change it to 24 hours if that’s what you’re most comfortable with. To change your time format, follow the steps mentioned above to access your Zoom Profile. Scroll to Time formatthen click Edit on the right. Now check the box next to Use 24 hour time and click on to safeguard.
While you can only change your date and time formats on Zoom’s web platform, the changes will reflect on the mobile and desktop apps as well.
Why change the date and time formats on your Zoom account?
If you use Zoom to connect with people in other countries, setting the correct date and time formats for your region will reduce instances of your contacts calling or texting you at odd hours. This allows everyone to better align with the best times to connect, as they would know when each person is most likely to be available to join a meeting.
However, sometimes schedules clash and team members cannot make it to a scheduled meeting. Consider recording your Zoom meetings to help them recap important information later. Follow our guide on how to record a Zoom meeting.
Personalize your Zoom account for peace of mind
Customizing your Zoom profile allows you to have a better experience on the platform. Changing your date and time formats allows your contacts to contact you at the most appropriate times. So if you want peace of mind, consider changing the date and time formats on your Zoom account.