Tellspin has timezone support!

March 27, 20211 min read

I am excited to announce that Tellspin now supports time zones. Each rota (or schedule) now has the option to choose a timezone. This greatly simplifies the mental overhead of selecting the rotation hour. Before you had to either do some mental math to convert UTC to your own timezone or look it up, but that is no longer that case!

Changing your timezone

1. In the Edit menu select “change” next to timezone

Edit menu for a rota
Edit menu for a rota

You’ll notice (if you have an old rota) that it was automatically migrated to UTC. Going forward, any new rotas you create will automatically choose the timezone you’ve set in Slack.

2. Search for and select the timezone

Due to some limitations from Slack’s menus (limits static menus to 100), you have to search for the timezone to select it. Searching for “Europe” or “America” should give you a good place to start.

Searching for a timezone
Searching for a timezone

3. Click Save

You’ve done it! You’ve successfully updated your timezone!

Written by Dan Willoughby

Hey I'm Dan and I'm the one-man team behind Tellspin. I absolutely love spending my free time building things and coding. My goal is to build something useful for someone besides myself. You should try out Tellspin and follow me on Twitter