Changing time zone settings

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By default, Zoom uses your computer's time zone. Zoom also matches your scheduled meeting times with your time zone settings, even when your meetings are scheduled in another location.

You can manually correct or update your time zone settings to correspond to your location’s time zone. You can adjust your time zone settings on your account profile in the Zoom web portal. Editing the time zone on the Zoom web portal will apply it to the Zoom desktop client, mobile app, and provisioned desk phones. This allows your local time to be visible on your profile card. Additionally, you can change your scheduled meetings’ time zone settings.

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Prerequisites for changing time zone settings

  • Basic, Pro, Business, Education, or Enterprise account
  • Zoom desktop client
    • Windows: version 5.3.0 or higher
    • macOS: version 5.3.0 or higher
    • Linux: version 5.3.0 or higher

How to change your computer’s time zone

  1. Open the Start Menu.
  2. Click the Settings icon.
  3. Click Time & Language.
  4. Under Time zone, click the dropdown menu and select the time zone you want.

Your computer’s time zone will adjust to your selected time zone, and Zoom will automatically use your computer’s time zone settings.

  1. At the top left corner of your screen, click the Apple icon.
  2. Click System Preferences, then click Date & Time.
  3. Click Time Zone, then set the time zone from the following options:
    1. Automatically: Set your time zone automatically using your current location.
    2. Manually: Manually set your time zone by selecting your location’s time zone.

Your computer’s time zone will adjust to your selected time zone, and Zoom will automatically use your computer’s time zone settings.

How to change your time zone on the web portal

  1. Sign in to your Zoom account on the web portal.
  2. In the navigation menu, click Profile.
  3. Under Personal, to the right of Time Zone, click Edit.
  4. Click the dropdown menu to select a different time zone.
  5. Click Save.

Your time zone settings will update to your selected time zone.

How to change your scheduled meeting’s time zone

Select your scheduled meeting’s time zone

  1. Sign in to the Zoom desktop client.
  2. Schedule a Zoom meeting.
  3. While creating your Zoom meeting, to the right of Time Zone, click the dropdown menu and select a different time zone.
  4. Complete selecting your meeting’s settings.
  5. Click Save.

Edit a scheduled meeting’s time zone

You can edit a meeting that you scheduled and adjust the time zone.

  1. Sign in to the Zoom desktop client.
  2. Click the Meetings meetings-button.png tab.
  3. Click the scheduled meeting that you want to edit, then click Edit.
    An Edit Meeting pop-up window will appear.
  4. In the pop-up window, to the right of Time Zone, click the dropdown menu and select a different time zone.
  5. Click Save.

Select your scheduled meeting’s time zone

  1. Sign in to the Zoom web portal.
  2. Schedule a Zoom meeting.
  3. While creating your Zoom meeting, to the right of Time Zone, click the dropdown menu and select a different time zone.
  4. Complete selecting your meeting’s settings.
  5. Click Save.

Edit a scheduled meeting’s time zone

You can edit a meeting that you scheduled and adjust the time zone.

  1. Sign in to the Zoom web portal.
  2. In the navigation menu, click Meetings.
  3. Hover your mouse over the scheduled meeting that you want to edit, then click Edit.
    You will be directed to an Edit page.
  4. On the Edit page, to the right of Time Zone, click the dropdown menu and select a different time zone.
  5. Click Save.

How to troubleshoot time zone issues

By default, Zoom will use the time zone set in your Zoom account profile. If Zoom is not syncing a meeting's scheduled time to your location time, reset your computer’s time zone settings, then reset Zoom’s time zone settings.

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