Ability to change date format to correspond to the user's region
Hi. In the question type where a date is required currently the only option (as far as I can see) is the US format. Can you kindly give us the ability to choose the region settings for this please? Thanks.
waqas ali commented
certainly, there must be date format change option
Definitely must have!
Please let us change the date format!
It's useless without being able to change the date format!
It's not a suggestion it's a basic bit of functionality.
The date field in Forms should also be flexible to list Month/Year or just Year. I have forms that do not require the Day field and forcing users to pick a random day in a month or the first day of the month adds to the confusion.
Please provide the option to change the date format. This does NOT depend on the browser locale setting as far as I can see. I tried Firefox, Edge (W10), Edge Chromium and IE7. Almost none of them have an option to change the locale/date format of the browser as stated by people in this post. I know this because my system / browser settings are correct for my region (Australia) and yet the date picker on the form defaults to US
Mike Williams commented
The date format in Forms is dependent on the browser locale setting (which unfortunately in UK and Australia often default to the US settings they have at download time) which does take a bit of work to update for each browser on every desktop. However it would help if users could override with their Microsoft user locale preferences or the form designer could specify a date mask.
Advice to corporate users: make your IT departments use a policy to set English(UK), English(Australia) etc as the default for your browsers.
Marc Evans commented
Please just add the facility to change the date format allowing the millions of users outside the US to make effective use of a nice little tool.
This set of requests has been in User Voice for 2 years. It's way beyond a joke now.
Time to call Satya I think and talk about whether this is empowering every person on teh planet, etc.
Our team is planning to use Forms for a project. Everyone immediately noticed that the date format needed to be modified. I have spent way too much time trying to figure out how to change this, just to find that we cannot. Much needed functionality.
This. US are in the minority with their date format.
Jordi Ausió commented
Please, I need to be able to modify de date format in forms or show the date in the format acording to the language/region selected in multilingual forms.
I am making a form in Microsoft Forms and I a few questions use the 'Date' option. Is there any way I can make the date to be UK format - day/month/year rather than the American format of Month/Day/Year?
It's hard to believe that data format cannot be changed yet.
It causes so mamy problems for our data control. Would you please fix this feature?
I agree with the comments below, the world is not on US time, in fact the majority of the world use UK format as oppose to US. It should easy to align this with the settings on your account, you can change the format in MS Teams why not other applications
US date format is not only confusing, it leads to having false data in our sheet.
Most counties in the world would require the option to choose.
Unbelievable that this is not addressed.
Forms is unusable for us like this and if not fixed, our 365 subscription will be critically reviewed.
Francis Kneebone commented
We need this to just have a consistent and normal user experience, please fix this date issue in MS Forms.
Can we please have the date format fixed?
And while we're at it could we please have data validation set up also??
This is a "Must Have" requirement :)
Natalie Thurley commented
Ridiculous not to have the option to change date format. We won't use it until this is introduced.