How to Update and Change Your Timezone Displayed on Discord Platform

Discord is a popular communication platform used by over 150 million monthly active users. It allows seamless communication via text, voice, and video chat.

One common issue many users face is having the wrong timezone displayed in Discord. This can cause confusion when coordinating meetups or events across different timezones. Thankfully, updating your timezone on Discord is an easy process.

Why You Might Need to Change Your Timezone on Discord

Here are some common reasons you may need to update your timezone on Discord:

  • You moved to a different timezone – If you relocated, traveled abroad, or changed timezones for any reason, you’ll likely need to update this setting.
  • Daylight savings time changes – Twice a year, timezones shift by an hour. Discord should handle this automatically but sometimes doesn’t sync properly.
  • Incorrect system timezone – If your device’s date/time settings are wrong, so will Discord’s.
  • Scheduling events across timezones – When coordinating across timezones, having correct timezone info is crucial.

How to Change Your Timezone on Discord

The process for changing your timezone depends on what device you use Discord on. Here are the steps for desktop, Android, and iOS:

On Desktop (Windows 10 example)

  1. Click on the Windows Start icon and open “Settings”
  2. Click on “Time & Language”
  3. Under “Date & Time”, turn the “Set time automatically” and “Set time zone automatically” toggles to the OFF position
  4. For “Select your time zone”, choose your desired timezone from the dropdown menu
  5. Restart Discord – your new timezone should now display properly

On Android

  1. Open your Android device’s Settings app
  2. Tap on “System” then select “Date & time”
  3. Turn off “Automatic date & time” and “Automatic time zone”
  4. Set your timezone manually
  5. Re-open Discord to see your timezone change

On iPhone/iPad (iOS)

  1. Go to Settings > General
  2. Tap on “Date & Time”
  3. Turn off “Set Automatically”
  4. Under Time Zone, select your desired timezone
  5. Reopen Discord to confirm the change

In some cases, you may also need to clear your Discord cache for the update to take effect properly after changing your system timezone.

On desktop, you can clear cache by exiting Discord fully, opening the %appdata% folder, deleting the Discord folder, and restarting the app. On mobile, try reinstalling the Discord app after adjusting timezone.

How to Display Your Timezone on Discord Profile

Currently, Discord does not have a built-in setting to display your timezone publicly on your profile. However, there are a couple of workarounds:

  • Set a custom status message – You can set a custom status like “Timezone: EST” so anyone chatting sees it
  • Add your timezone in your About Me – Edit your profile’s About section to state your timezone there
  • Use timezone bot commands – There are Discord bots that allow fetching a user’s timezone via command

Many users have requested Discord to add an official timezone display feature to profiles. This would be very useful for organizing events and meetings.

Hopefully this guide covered the key steps on how to update and change your timezone displayed on the Discord platform. Let me know if you have any other questions!

My Experience and Expertise

I have over 5 years of experience using Discord daily as a community manager and event organizer. Coordinating across multiple timezones is a regular task in my work. I frequently help server members troubleshoot timezone issues on Discord. As an expert user of Discord, I’m familiar with all of the platform’s settings and best practices. Please feel free to reach out if you need any assistance getting your timezone set correctly!