How to Change Your Facebook Clock

by Marie Cartwright

If your Facebook posts seem to be traveling through time, there may be something wrong with your computer's time settings. Facebook bases your time stamps off your computer's clock, rather than an internal time keeping system. By resetting the time on your computer, you should be able to get your time stamps back to normal. Though this method will help you to get your posts back on schedule, Facebook does not allow you to change the time zone of an account after its initial creation.

Windows

1

Log out of Facebook, and close your Internet browser.

2

Click the digital clock in the lower right corner of your screen. Click the blue "Change Date and Time Settings" in the bottom of the drop-down menu.

3

Click "Change Time Zone." This opens the "Time Zone Settings" window. Select the correct time zone from the drop-down menu. Check the "Automatically Adjust Clock for Daylight Savings Time" box. Click "OK." The pop-up window will close. Click "OK" on the main Date and Time window.

4

Launch your Internet browser. Sign back into Facebook. Write a test post to check that the time stamps are now working correctly.

Mac

1

Log out of Facebook and close your Internet browser.

2

Open the Apple menu. Select "System Preferences." Click "Date & Time."

3

Uncheck the "Set Date & Time Automatically" box. Click and drag the hands on the clock to change the time. Click "Time Zone." Select your correct time zone from the menu provided. Click "Apply."

4

Launch your Internet browser. Sign back into Facebook. Write a test post to check that the time stamps are now working correctly.

About the Author

Marie Cartwright began writing in 2010. Her work has appeared on various websites. Having held office jobs in copywriting and editing, Cartwright now works from her home in Northern California. She also maintains an events website geared toward the science and technology community.

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