Default Time Zone

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When setting up a new team it appears the Time zone is defaulting to Pacific Time.  Where do I change the default so Central Time is used?

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Hi @Jacori53

Try these

1.) In the Teams desktop client > Top Right (picture) > Settings > General > Language > App Language > this determines time zone
2.) Check to make sure your machine also has the right time zone settings

Hope that answers your question!

Best, Chris

@Christopher Hoard This only shows languages, not time zones?

Update language, time, and date format
Click your profile picture at the top of the app, then select Settings > General and go to the Language section.

Selecting your preferred language and region also updates your time and date format.

Best, Chris
Ugh, you mean time zone not time format! Sorry guys.

I believe this thread will help you fix it

Best, Chris
I have this issue, where I need to change the time zone on a specific Team within MS Teams, as it defaults to Pacific Time. However your last link above that states it will help is archived and not accessible. Is there another article or more help anyone can provide to fix this, for a specific team?
Hi Hoard, I can't open this link as "This Content was Archived", any link for it?
and according to what I know, teams may use the settings
I have several users who face odd scene:
all the others(client, account, system, apps, o365suits,web) could display right time, except Teams in this laptop
I tried to set this by manual(I'm the administrator for app and local), tried w32tm /query /status;w32tm /tz;w32tm /resync, not work

but I change time zone to another then change it back, it works. I think this operation may overwrite something I didn't find yet



Sure. Teams uses Windows for Time, under time and language. On Win 11, right click on time and then adjust date and time. 




Best, Chris