Create meeting API - UTC timezone is not returning correct response

Create meeting api- when we try to create a meeting by passing timezone value as “UTC” along with the start time value, then the API response returns the value of “start_time” in local time. Instead it should return the “start_time” in UTC.
Can you please let me know, if this behavior is correct?

Which Endpoint/s?
Create meeting Api.

How To Reproduce (If applicable)
Steps to reproduce the behavior:

As per me the start_time value should be 2021-05-28T10:00:00Z(UTC conversion for the the passed start_time in request)

Hi Team,

Any updates on above request?

Hey @deepali.necti,

Thank you for reaching out to the Zoom Developer Forum. When you are telling Zoom the timezone, you are setting the time to 2021-05-28T16:00:00Z UTC. If you expect that to be a different time in UTC or any other timezone, it should be set when making the API request. The response will not convert to local time.


Thanks for the response @MaxM .

All I want to know is that how can I create a meeting in UTC time zone using create meeting api. Can you please respond on below:

  1. Do I have to pass start_time value in UTC during the request?
  2. Or does the zoom server converts the request start_time to UTC format while creating a meeting?

Hey @deepali.necti,

Thanks for clarifying the question!

When you set a start_time it follows the below rules in regard to the timezone:


Therefore, you just need to set the start_time to “2021-05-28T16:00:00Z” to achieve your goal of setting the time in UTC.

However, let’s say you wanted make the start time of the meeting 3 AM MT. You would set start_time to “2021-05-28T16:00:00” and then set timezone to “America/Denver”.

When the created meeting is returned, the time will be shown in the UTC timezone regardless of what you set:


Let me know if that helps.


Thanks @MaxM ,

I will try above approach and will let you know, if I require any other information.

Hey @deepali.necti,

I’m glad that was helpful, please do let me know if you have any questions or issues going forward.