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Convert a UNIX Timestamp to a date/time string easily with the UNIX Timestamp Converter tool!
This tool takes a Unix timestamp and converts it into a human-readable date/time string for you.
What is the Correct UNIX Timestamp Format?
A Unix timestamp, or POSIX timestamp, is a date/time format that displays the date & time as the number of seconds that have passed since January 1st, 1970 - based on Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).
A typical UNIX timestamp is a decimal number. For example, the following timestamp is the UNIX time for January 1st, 2000:
This timestamp means, literally, that 946,706,400 seconds have passed from January 1st, 1970 until January 1st, 2000!
Since Unix timestamp format is impossible for a human to read, unless you are seriously familiar with using it, you might need our Timestamp to Date tool to find out exactly what date and time a Unix timestamp represents.
UNIX time format is very popular for programmers, software developers, and server administrators, and is typically used in Web servers and Web-based software applications and scripts. As a webmaster you are bound to run across UNIX timestamps somewhat frequently.
You can also convert a date/time string to a UNIX timestamp if you need to convert a human-readable date & time string back to a UNIX timestamp again.