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What's the use of nicknames for a contact?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by vincentp, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. vincentp

    vincentp Android Expert
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    I set up all of my contacts (tediously) to match their exact names on Facebook so the profiles and pictures will sync properly. As I was doing this, I also set up nicknames in the contact profiles for all of these people, assuming that it would show me their nickname either in the contact list, when they call/text, or preferably both.

    Unfortunately it doesn't seem to do anything. What's the point of the nickname? For instance, I had to use my parents' full names so their FB profiles would load on the phone, but even though their nicknames are listed "mom" and "dad", I never see those names used anywhere, besides just being listed in the nickname field when I edit the contact.

    Anyone know what the point of these is or how to properly utilize them?

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  2. aloha hailey

    aloha hailey Newbie

    I haven't seen them "utilized" in the way I see your going,.... Good Luck,... It will only make sense if you can fully utilize all the tedious work involved in 'putting it all together'

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