Have you noticed your WhatsApp Messenger showing an incorrect timestamp, i.e. the date and time, alongside your messages and your last seen status? Then your smartphone is most likely set to the incorrect time zone instead of your own; correct time zone. For rectifying this, one needs to change date settings in WhatsApp or their phone in general.
Changes can be made in your phone’s settings by changing the date and time to resolve this issue precisely. One can follow a few simple directions that will eventually help them be in line and properly accord with their respective and correct time zone.
The mobile technology used by different operating systems like Google Android, Apple iOS, and Microsoft Windows varies in its settings, software, and layout.
Steps To Change Date Settings in WhatsApp
You can follow the simple steps given below and fix this issue.
For Android Device
For Android phones, the option to change your time zone comes under the inbuilt settings application. Follow the following directions: General Settings Option > Date And Time > Select Time Zone. Once you reach this stage; simply select your Correct Zone from the various options, and your changes are thus saved successfully.
For iOS Device
For iPhone users; changes in their time zone can be made by going to Settings > General > Date And Time and then by merely selecting a correct region. This automatically applies the changes made to their settings.
For Windows Phone
For Windows phones, a user needs to tap on Settings > System > Date + Time, followed by searching for the correct time zone and tap on your selection to make the necessary changes and adjustments to your settings.
Thus, in a few simple steps, you can easily change date settings in WhatsApp, in the event of any issue.
To change WhatsApp date, tap on Settings, then tap on System, now tap on Date & Time. Search for the correct time zone and adjust your settings.
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