Webinar start_time conversion


#1

How does the API converts the start_time? Let me explain.

When I create webinar I set the timezone to (GMT-7:00) Pacific Time (US and Canada) with date 2018-10-16 at  2:00 PM but the API returns start_time: 2018-10-16T 21:00:00Z.

There are 7 hours of difference. Why is this happening?


#2

Hi Mendy, 

When you use the start_time if you want local time you need to specify the time zone along with this format “yyyy-MM-dd’T’HH:mm:ss”. If you use this format “yyyy-MM-dd’T’HH:mm:ss’Z’”, you’re going to get the GMT time which is usually the 7 hour difference. 

https://marketplace.zoom.us/docs/api-reference/zoom-api/webinars/webinarcreate


#3

Hi Michael,

How can I get rid of the Z in the time if I’m creating the webinar in zoom https://zoom.us/webinar/schedule?


#4

Hi Gustavo, 

You can use the update webinar endpoint with this format yyyy-MM-dd’T’HH:mm:ss along with the timezone. 

https://marketplace.zoom.us/docs/api-reference/zoom-api/webinars/webinarupdate

Thanks