There are 2 date formats available, standard and friendly.

Here’s what friendly looks like.

Here’s what standard looks like.

If you want to change them, go to the list / library settings.

Then scroll down to the columns and click on any date column.

And change the setting to the one you prefer.

Don’t forget to change the locale in Regional Settings on the site or all your dates will be in the American format.

If you are using dates in the names of your documents, don’t forget that the only date standard that will work, is YYYY-MM-DD.

6 responses to “Change the #SharePoint Date Format”

  1. Veronique Palmer Avatar

    On the standard vs friendly format? I’m not sure no. The regional settings changes the whole site though.


  2. kiwithatflew Avatar

    Hi! Do you know if there is a way to change this on a site-wide basis? So it does not need to be done for every list/library.
    Thank you


  3. Veronique Palmer Avatar

    I feel you Zhi. 🙂


  4. Zhi Wei Tham Avatar
    Zhi Wei Tham

    Thank you very much for this post.
    When i changed the date from friendly to standard, it drove me crazy when the time zone/region was not correct.


  5. Veronique Palmer Avatar

    I agree, it drove me crazy too.


  6. shewrite63 Avatar

    Good one. One annoyance I find with the friendly date format is “modified x hours / x days ago”, etc. until enough time has passed for the actual date to display.


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