Which is better, the 24-hour clock, or the 12-hour am/pm clock?

Alena Shikova
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Guys, I need your help! Recently, I've come up with the question on the convenient time format (24-hour or 12-hour am/pm). I know this varies in different countries, but do most people understand each format? Which is more convenient and which one you would use in your day-t0-day apps? Thanks in advance for your answers!

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Digital Marketer
24 hour clock
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Content manager at AtTrack
@smriti_gupta1 Thanks a lot!
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Your question sounds too important to be answered based on what few people think (small sample size). I'd try to find if someone made a study about it. And then consider your target audiance. That said, the 12 hour clock usually takes less congintive effort for me to decypher, aside from rare occasions. The 24 one becomes more cryptic from 14:00 to 22:00.
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Content manager at AtTrack
@nidal_ghonaim thanks a lot for your explanation, and I totally agree that my question requires way more people to make a conclusion!
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I am fond of Science,Technology,Art,etc
I think 12 hour clock is much more convenient and anyone can read it easily.
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Content manager at AtTrack
@jaskiran_kaur yeah, it's really true that everyone understands it. So if setting up one of your apps, you would choose 12-hour clock, right?
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Encantado de conocerlos
12-hour am/pm clock
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Content manager at AtTrack
@benjamin_solis2 Never used 24-hour?)
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Lead investor @ Brandizer
Hi, you should go for a 24h format, it's universal, for instance AM/PM wont be understood by non English speakers (for instance french or arabic)
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Digital Marketing & SEO expert.
For me 12 hour clock
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Content manager at AtTrack
@rezaursoton Where are you from, Rezaur?
Digital Marketing & SEO expert.
@alena_shikova From Bangladesh
Hi! Have a nice day!
24 hour clock, always aim for the universal format!
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Content manager at AtTrack
@robert_brandon yeah, but when we talk about product placement for a specific region, we need to tend to their convenience
PHP and Digital Marketing Expert.
24 hours clock because there are not any duplicacy and can understand easily without am or pm.
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@suraj_anjaana Where are you from, Suraj?)
PHP and Digital Marketing Expert.
@alena_shikova i am from Jaipur (Pink city), India.
curious mechanical engineer
I prefer the 12-hour format simply because that is the format I have been using since I was a kid.
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Content manager at AtTrack
@manish_rawat1 can you live with 24-hour?
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curious mechanical engineer
@alena_shikova ya I can. What about you which one do u prefer?
Be yourself. There is no one better.
It depend of what you are used to I guess. I prefer the standard 12hr clock
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Content manager at AtTrack
@althaf_kr If we talk for instance about using an app or a program)
I prefer 24-hour clock.
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Content manager at AtTrack
@lilian_nyar_okus any reasons? Or this's just a matter of personal taste?)
Growth Marketing Manager at Storyly ⚡️
24 hour clock ))))))))))))) I'm always confused about am/pm
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Content manager at AtTrack
@nataliekarakina where are you from?)
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Growth Marketing Manager at Storyly ⚡️
@alena_shikova Saint Petersburg, Russia
Founder @ Microvist
I think 12 hour am/pm. You're much less likely to have someone complain about subtracting the 12 to convert it. While some people do that instinctively some do not however with 12 hour am/pm I would say most can read it at a glance despite some people potentially having a preference the other way.
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Content manager at AtTrack
@tobiasgray Sounds reasonable! Thank you!
I work in a private company.
12 hour clock.it's easy to understand
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Content manager at AtTrack
@rakuba_mumu Never got confused when the alarm clock didn't show you "am/pm" but only figures?
I work in a private company.
12 hour is best
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Content manager at AtTrack
@rakuba_mumu any reasons for that?)
I am a freelancer
24-hour clock
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Digital Marketing Specialist
I think its easy for me 12 hours am/pm
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Content manager at AtTrack
@mohammad_shamsuddoha Why is it easy?)
I am a tech geek.
24 hour clock obviously
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@kim_lining Thank you)
Content Writer
Of course 24 hour-clock
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I lead marketing for DevOps at Atlassian
24 hour clock is used more broadly workwide
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