In this article, we will see carbon diffForHumans in laravel. Carbon diffForHumans function in carbon provides the human readable date and time format in laravel or PHP. When you want to display a date in the past with reference to the current time then you can use the diffForHumans() carbon function. Using the diffForHumans carbon function we can get results like this A few seconds ago, 30 minutes ago, 2 days ago, 1 year ago.
So, let's see how to format the date in laravel 7, laravel 8 and laravel 9, laravel 7/8/9 carbon diffForHumans date format.
$post->created_at->diffForHumans() //output : 2 hours ago
When we need to compare the value in the future to default now like, 30 minutes from now, 1 hour from now, and 2 days from now.
$user->created_at->addDays(2)->diffForHumans() // output : 2 days from now
When we need to compare a value in the past to another value like 30 minutes before, 1 hour before
$yesterday->diffForHumans($today) // output : 1 day before
When we need to compare a value in the future to another value like 30 minutes after, 1 hour after, 1 day after
$tomorrow->diffForHumans($today) // output : 1 day after
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