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Thread: Nicknames to Show up as Contact ID?

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    Nicknames to Show up as Contact ID?

    Is there a way for nicknames to show up as the call/contact ID? Kinda sucks having to edit your contact's name just so it can sync their photo with fb and other things
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    Yes, Edit them....It's the only way I have found....
    A gun in the hand is better than a cop on the phone.

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    That doesn't really explain anything or answer the question
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    Edit each name so it's the nickname you want.... Can't get much clearer than that...
    A gun in the hand is better than a cop on the phone.

    Only the Skilled Survive

    A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila.

    Drill Sergeant Frick's Rules For Un-armed Combat.
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    USMC rule # 23 of gunfighting: Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.



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    So then your contact's pic and info won't update since it's not the same as it is on fb. can't get much clearer than that...
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    I know what your talking about, i too am having that trouble for example MOM in your phone is pretty much always MOM but if she has a face book her fb name isnt MOM so its not gonna sync unless your contact info is more similar to her name
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    We want an option to display a contact's nickname intead of their real name in the contact list.

    Example: I have a friend Keith. If he is listed as "Kool Keith" his pic and status won't update with facebook. Changing his name to "Keith Williams" makes his pic update. I entered his nickname in the contact details, but can't find a way to make the nickname on the contact list.
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    this really needs to be an option, especially with facebook integration, ive tried to do it but never got it to work. i thought the original question was quite clear, no need to insult people after you misunderstand the question.
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    I too am wondering how you can make this possible. You can't add a nickname wont show up. Id rather have their picture come up then just their name with the droid in the square haha
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    Keep the nickname in your contact list and manually merge it with their facebook profile. It worked for some of my contacts but not all of them. To do it manually, go to your facebook friend list, touch a contact's picture on the left, and then select the address book icon. Then go menu > Edit Contact > menu > join and select the contact from your phone's contact list.

    As I said, it worked for some of my contacts, so it might work for you.
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