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Discord Timestamp Syntax

Discord Timestamps

Discord timestamps can be useful for specifying a date/time across multiple users time zones. They work with the Unix Timestamp format and can be posted by regular users as well as bots and applications.

The Epoch Unix Time Stamp Converter is a good way to quickly generate a timestamp. For the examples below I will be using the Time Stamp of 1543392060, which represents November 28th, 2018 at 09:01:00 hours for my local time zone (GMT+0100 Central European Standard Time).

Formatting

Style Input Output (12-hour clock) Output (24-hour clock)
Default <t:1543392060> November 28, 2018 9:01 AM 28 November 2018 09:01
Short Time <t:1543392060:t> 9:01 AM 09:01
Long Time <t:1543392060:T> 9:01:00 AM 09:01:00
Short Date <t:1543392060:d> 11/28/2018 28/11/2018
Long Date <t:1543392060:D> November 28, 2018 28 November 2018
Short Date/Time <t:1543392060:f> November 28, 2018 9:01 AM 28 November 2018 09:01
Long Date/Time <t:1543392060:F> Wednesday, November 28, 2018 9:01 AM Wednesday, 28 November 2018 09:01
Relative Time <t:1543392060:R> 3 years ago 3 years ago

Whether your output is 12-hour or 24-hour depends on your Discord language setting. For example, if you have your Discord language set to English, US 🇺🇸, you will get a 12-hour output. If your Discord language is set to English, UK 🇬🇧, you will get a 24-hour output.

Sources:

Discord Developer Portal

Dan's Tools

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I realize this has become the first search result on google when you search "Discord Timestamps" so I understand all kinds of users coming here with questions.

However, I am just a newbie dev and not affiliated with Discord in any way. I suggest asking your question in the Official Discord Developer Server if you're a developer or looking over the Discord documentation.

If you're a regular Discord user looking to generate a timestamp, sesh.fyi has a purpose-built tool for that which is probably exactly what you're looking for.

@343GuiltySpark-04
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magic

not magic my friend UNIX!

@Agnt14
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Agnt14 commented Dec 17, 2022

But what if the time is from a different timezone than I do? Like, UTC+8, how do I convert it to Discord's code and make it in a way that still in the time of the original timezone? (I choose UTC since it's a timezone system that's outlandish to me)

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danya02 commented Dec 27, 2022

@Agnt14 the Unix timestamp is timezone-independent: conceptually it's a counter that started on Jan 1 1970 at 00:00:00 UTC, and increases by one every second (the reality of how this is computed is a bit more complex). This is why Unix timestamps are used for purposes such as these: you can give one to a system with a different timezone, and you both will know that it refers to the same moment in time.

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I realize this has become the first search result on google when you search "Discord Timestamps" so I understand all kinds of users coming here with questions.

However, I am just a newbie dev and not affiliated with Discord in any way. I suggest asking your question in the Official Discord Developer Server if you're a developer or looking over the Discord documentation.

If you're a regular Discord user looking to generate a timestamp, sesh.fyi has a purpose-built tool for that which is probably exactly what you're looking for. I will update the gist with this information as well. I appreciate the comments and questions, but I don't think I'm the right person to answer them.

@maciejkamo20
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r.3v.fi also has a good timestamp creator if someone is looking for that

@code913
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code913 commented Apr 27, 2023

nice

@Henonicks
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How to get the time from a timestamp though? Is there a formula?

@solumath
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solumath commented May 26, 2023

How to get the time from a timestamp though? Is there a formula?

@Henonicks you can copy the content of message with right click or with bot

@Henonicks
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How to get the time from a timestamp though? Is there a formula?

@Henonicks you can copy the content of message with right click or with bot

I need my bot to do so but I don't know how to make this

@wufflewaffle
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How to get the time from a timestamp though? Is there a formula?

@Henonicks you can copy the content of message with right click or with bot

I need my bot to do so but I don't know how to make this

https://www.epochconverter.com/

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wufflewaffle commented May 28, 2023

Diablo 4 early access <t:1685660400:R>!!!
Diablo 4 early access in 4 days!!!
It won't let me use the tag in here since it isn't discord, but that is what it would look like if it were 5/28/2023 (today) and Diablo 4 early access was in 4 days which would be the "1685660400" part. and the tag <t: EPOCHTIMEHERE :R> where t= time and R= relative. You would get your epoch time in your local time and not GMT so that you don't have to convert it.

@sharkk2
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sharkk2 commented Aug 4, 2023

noice

@0xmrg
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0xmrg commented Oct 8, 2023

Very useful for developers. Thanks.

@alexpvpmindustry
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wow! perfect gist for our servers! thanks for the contribution!

@vcarl
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vcarl commented Oct 23, 2023

I wrote a tool to make it a little easier to create these timestamps 😁
https://www.discordtimestamps.com/
And repo: http://github.com/vcarl/discord-timestamps (Next.js/Vercel, next was def overkill but hey easy project setup/hosting)

@MetaBlue2000
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Nice ! Thx for your help !

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