People Widget reverts names

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Rainbow Snake, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. Rainbow Snake

    Rainbow Snake Active Member

    Apr 18, 2010
    Okay this is more of a niggle, but hey ...

    It's been fun going linking up all my email and phone contacts, and it turns out some friends have 6+ sets of details I've linked together.

    Some have slightly different names listed on different details, and I know how you can go into the contact and click on the name to set the one you want.

    There's a few people with google accounts that list their name with surname first like: "Rubble, Barney". I go into those accounts and pick "Barney Rubble" as the name to use. Widget looks fine for a while, but next time it updates (from facebook I think) it changes all those names back to the Surname first format.

    This is annoying because I refer to my friends by their names, not by their surnames. It also moves them around on the contact list/widget.

  2. Case

    Case Well-Known Member

    Mar 28, 2010
    Cheshire, UK
    I noticed this as well when I was first setting mine up. I think I got round it by going into my Google Contacts and merging the contacts that repeat.

    If you tick a few contacts you should see the option to Merge them in the right-panel.

    Obviously just makes sure the single contact that remains is displayed how you want.

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