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May I know how to change my time zone with Trello?

I am in Time zone of +8 hours (Spore) how do i change this?




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Hi @Jenna Loh ,

Welcome to the community!

Please visit the below link & read & follow the steps carefully. I hope your problem will be solved!

When you first invite ButlerBot to a board, it doesn't have a way to know which timezone you're located in, so it defaults to interpreting times and dates as U.S. Eastern time.

You can explicitly set a timezone for the commands in the board by entering the following command in the Butler list:

my timezone is TIMEZONE_NAME

where TIMEZONE_NAME is the name for your timezone. Some examples:

my timezone is Pacific
my timezone is Sydney
my timezone is GMT
my timezone is America/Dawson_Creek

As you can see, ButlerBot understands many different ways to specify your timezone:

  • A casual timezone name: e.g. pacific, mountain, central, eastern, hawaii,...

  • The name of some large cities: e.g. Berlin, Dublin, Los Angeles, Paris, Tokyo, etc.

  • A timezone abbreviation: e.g. PST, GMT, BST, CET, EET,...

  • A formal timezone name: see this wikipedia article for a complete list.

You can also specify the timezone as part of the time when entering a command, for example:

every monday at 8am pacific, create a list called "Weekly ToDo"

If you're having trouble figuring out how to use timezones, drop us a comment on this card.

Please, can you add a setting to trello, with a drop down to set the timezone and by default for all boards.

The current situation is really a mess and the solutions are customer unfriendly IMHO.  

I would like a simple setting per team / user to set the time I am working  in. If I want an action to run at 07:00 (and not 19:00, Am and PM is not for Europeans) I shouldn't have to set the timezone every time in some weird technical way.

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Helen I'm New Here Nov 09, 2020

Does anyone have an answer yet to the Time Zones - I am trying to use the Power Up Calendar but I can't get the time zone to match where I am which makes it totally useless.

Is there a way to sort this?

Hi @Soumyadeep Mandal 

The problem is our company have employees in different times zones, Trello is using all the different times zones of each Member?!

So all the cards and due dates are not compatible unfortunately, thus making Trello unusable in our company. 

Any suggestions? Will Trello fix this, and have the ability to set 1 time zone?

TJ Biddle I'm New Here Dec 01, 2020

@Soumyadeep Mandal Same here


All of my company operations are in EST. I'm in GMT+8, my employees are in GMT+7, and I want everything referenced in EST.


Every other software I use allows this. Trello messes everything up. This can't be that difficult of an add... it's 2020.


Please please please bump this up on the feature list. I'm an ex-software engineer, this should not be a difficult add. Huge win. Easy fix.

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Iain Dooley Community Leader May 18, 2020

@Jenna Loh Trello just assumes you're in the same timezone as the rest of your system/web browser. Have you tried changing the timezone in your system preferences (ie. windows/macos settings)?

Seconding Soumyadeep's request. Working with a large team across several time zones... and it makes implementing some Trello power-ups and features awkward when everyone is on their own time zone, trying to convert due dates in their head, or viewing Calendar from GMT when team is working in EST (example).

Displaying 'Your time' and 'Board Time' might help. As it is, using Trello as a scheduling tool with hourly deadlines is very frustrating.

Team members have other portfolio items which make changing system time zone preferences a non-option.

Totally! I posted another comment below, not sure if this deserves its own thread maybe?

Looking forward in hearing from Trello team. 

Hi Trello team, 

Do you have a solution to this Time zone issue yet? Honestly I am bit shocked that there's no solution for this yet, and frankly having dynamic Time zones per user doesn't make any sense. 

The solution sounds simple enough, simply have a Time Zone settings that can be set per Board or per Team. 

Looking forward for an update here. 


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Hi Trello Team, 

I completely agree with the guys requesting a time zone feature - I've just upgraded my account to business so I can use Trello Calendar and google calendar with other powerups and the sync is way off and there's no way to match the time zones... 


Sure this can be fixed? Please let me know if not as I will be cancelling my paid subscription. 

Still no fix on the Time zones eh Trello??

This is ridiculous!! 

Also note -> your search feature is terrible...hoping you can fix that too!

Until then, our team cannot use or switch to Trello, missing the minimums here....

Hi @Jenna Loh @Erik @Helen @Dean Martin Bennett @Bart 

You can visit this link and change the time zone for your account.


thank you sir
can this be added to
because everyone is reaching this page on searching how to change their time zone

thank ou

Like Juan Janse van Rensburg likes this

Please do this. I also reached the butler page, and then it took an additional 20 minutes of searching to find where to actually update my account timezone.

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