If Firestore Timestamps are not being recognized as such in the console, it's likely that the Timestamp objects are being stringified when logged to the console. By default, when you log an object to the console, it will be converted to a string representation, and the original data type, such as Firestore Timestamp, may not be obvious.

To properly see and work with Firestore Timestamp objects in the console, you can use the .toDate() method to convert them to native JavaScript Date objects. Here's how you can do it:

import { initializeApp } from 'firebase/app'; import { getFirestore, collection, getDocs } from 'firebase/firestore'; // Initialize Firebase app const firebaseConfig = { // Your Firebase config here }; const app = initializeApp(firebaseConfig); const db = getFirestore(app); // Function to fetch Firestore data const fetchData = async () => { const querySnapshot = await getDocs(collection(db, 'your_collection')); querySnapshot.forEach((doc) => { const data = doc.data(); // Convert Firestore Timestamp to JavaScript Date using toDate() const timestamp = data.timestampField.toDate(); console.log('Firestore Timestamp:', timestamp); }); }; fetchData();

In the example above, we're fetching data from Firestore and assuming that one of the fields is a Firestore Timestamp named timestampField. By calling .toDate() on the Firestore Timestamp, we convert it to a JavaScript Date object. Now, when you log the timestamp variable to the console, you should see it displayed as a regular JavaScript Date object, which includes both the date and time information.

Keep in mind that this is only for console logging purposes. When working with Firestore Timestamps programmatically, you can directly use them as they are, and they will be handled correctly by Firebase and Firestore operations. The .toDate() conversion is primarily for visual representation in the console.

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