Time zones in planned events

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The date of a planned event is automatically adapted to the time zone of the user’s browser.

We are using the UTC time standard to compute time zone differences. If you are in a daylight saving time zone, your offset to UTC may change over the year.

Here is the list of planned events in the platform:

Check your time zone

  1. At the top right of the homepage, click on your profile picture, then Personal settings.
  2. The time zone is displayed on the top right, under Languages.

The time zone of a user on the platform is that of their web browser (itself corresponding to the time zone of their computer). It is displayed with the format Continent/Country (TZ database).

In the mobile application, the time zone of the platform corresponds to the time zone of Android or iOS.

Change your time zone

You cannot manually change the time zone of your account.

If the user connects to their account with a computer using another time zone, the user’s time zone in the platform will automatically change to the new value.

Dates of a planned event

When a user creates or edits a planned event, the date is defined based on the time zone of the user at the time of the action.

For all other users, the date of the event is automatically interpreted in their own time zone on the platform.

For example, if an author with a CET (UTC+1) time zone creates a session starting at 10 am, users with an EST (UTC-5) time zone will see the session start at 4 am.

Also, remember that the relative time difference between countries may change over the year (as they have their own notion of when daylight saving time should start and end).

Dates displayed in email notifications

Email notifications display the date of a planned event

Email notifications display the date of a planned event according to the time zone of the recipient at the time when the email is sent, using the abbreviation of the user’s timezone.

If the time zone cannot be determined, the date is displayed with an indication of the CET timezone.

If daylight saving time happens in the middle of a planned event, or between the start and end of a session, the email notification displays both time zones.

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