Setting your timezone on the account settings

This is an important step! When you schedule stories or campaigns in Prezly, this is the timezone we will use. 

By default Prezly will use the timezone from the location you first logged in, for example if you logged in Prezly for the first time from a machine in Brussels that is the timezone Prezly will use, although we recommend that you double-check and make sure you're using the correct timezone there.

To check or change the timezone on your account settings, go to the Personal Settings page, by clicking on your account name at the top right corner. 

There you can click on  Date and Time Settings, and select your default timezone along. You can also choose how the date and time of your stories will be displayed in Prezly.

Schedule in the story editor

The image below displays the date and time menu in the story editor. The schedule you set there, will follow the same timezone set on your account. As a best practice, we always recommend setting the timezone as the place you are physically located in. 

Changing your timezone on the newsroom settings.

You also need to set your timezone on your newsroom settings. This will determine the timezone, your stories are displayed in. 

Access your Newsroom Settings page, and click on the Language and Time menu.

If you scroll down on this page, you'll notice two different menu, called Timezone, where you can choose your newsroom timezone, and a menu called Time and Date Display, where you choose how the date and time will be displayed for your stories.

Quick Example

So let's illustrate this with an example:

Say you're a Belgian PR agency that works for a London-based company. London is an hour behind Belgium. In the account settings, you specify your Belgian timezone (backend). In the newsroom settings, you specify the London timezone (frontend).

This will mean: when you schedule a release to be published at 4pm (backend), it will go out at 4pm Belgian time but in the press room it will be displayed as having been released at 3pm (due to the London timezone setting in the newsroom i.e. frontend).

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