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Welcome to UX StackExchange, Óscar! What platform are you targeting? If it's an OS-native app, always honor the date format that the user chooses in their device's settings. If it's a web app, though, who will be your users? If you're sure that "every" user will be a US American, you can safely use the MM/DD/YYYY format. It's what everyone uses in ...


Each format has its pros and cons. Nov 20, 2020 Pros: Truly unambiguous. Requires less interpretation; better readability. Cons: Not as easy to compare multiple dates. 11/20/2020 Pros: Easy to compare with other dates to calculate durations. For example, how many months apart are 2/1/2020 and 8/1/2020? Easier to calculate than "Feb 1, 2020" ...


Option (a) is much easier to understand as it's unambiguous. 10/11/12 could be read as 10 November 2012 or 11 October 2012 for example. Why risk it when you can choose an unambiguous format?

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