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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).


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.


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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, has a purpose-built tool for that which is probably exactly what you're looking for.

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

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vcarl commented Oct 23, 2023

I wrote a tool to make it a little easier to create these timestamps 😁
And repo: (Next.js/Vercel, next was def overkill but hey easy project setup/hosting)

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Nice ! Thx for your help !

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hadeshe93 commented Mar 27, 2024

Nice! Also found for convenience.

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webceoboy commented Mar 30, 2024

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Buggem commented Apr 23, 2024

JavaScript code that works to generate a discord timestamp (snippet)

console.log(`Last edited: <t:${new Date().getTime().toString().slice(0,-3)}:R>`)

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If I use this timestamp <t:1685660400:R>, it will be shown in 2 months ago but can I make it show in days ago format?

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