How To Change Time Zone In Google Chrome Browser

If you are a digital nomad or frequently travel for work, changing the time zone in your Google Chrome browser may be a crucial part of your daily routine. In this blog post, we will guide you through the process of adjusting the time zone settings in Google Chrome.

Google Chrome and Time Zone Settings

It’s worth noting that Google Chrome, by default, uses the system’s time zone settings. It does not provide a built-in option to change the time zone independently from your computer’s system settings. Therefore, to change the time zone in Google Chrome, you effectively have to alter your system’s time zone settings. Here’s how you can do it:

For Windows Users:

To change the time zone on a Windows computer, follow these steps:

  • Open the Control Panel.
  • Click on “Clock and Region”.
  • Select “Set the time and date”.
  • Go to the “Internet Time” tab and click on “Change settings”.
  • Tick the checkbox labeled “Synchronize with an Internet time server”.
  • Select the time server of your choice and click on “Update now”.
  • Click “OK” to save your changes.

For Mac Users:

If you’re using a Mac, you can change the time zone by following these steps:

  • Click on the Apple menu and select “System Preferences”.
  • Go to “Date & Time”.
  • Select the “Time Zone” tab.
  • Uncheck “Set date and time automatically”.
  • Select your desired time zone from the map.
  • Check “Set date and time automatically” again if you want your time zone to update based on your location.

After you change your system’s time zone, Google Chrome should reflect the new time zone.

How to Use Extensions to Change Time Zone

If you don’t want to change your entire system’s time zone, you can use a Chrome extension. Below is an example of using the Change Timezone (Time Shift) extension:

  • Add the extension to your Google Chrome browser.
  • After it’s installed, click on the extension’s icon near the top-right corner of your browser.
  • Select your desired time zone from the dropdown list.
  • Once selected, all websites you visit will display the time according to the new time zone.

Remember to disable the extension or set it back to your original time zone when you’re done browsing, or else all websites will continue displaying the adjusted time.

Note: Some extensions might not work perfectly with all websites, especially those with high-security measures. Be aware of this while using such extensions.

By following these steps, you can easily change the time zone in your Google Chrome browser or even use a handy extension if changing your entire system’s time zone isn’t ideal. Safe browsing!