Can someone explain WhatsApp names?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Soundburst, May 11, 2016.

  1. Soundburst macrumors 6502a

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    Oct 4, 2006
    #1
    hey guys.

    In whatsapp settings you can change your name, profile picture etc.

    However in an actually chat it never shows it.

    My sister has set her name to 'Dani' and on the notifications screen that's what it'll appear as. But when you open the chat her full name is shown.

    Is there a way to make whatsapp work only by nickname?

    Otherwise what's the point?

    I'm confused how this feature works.

    Thanks a lot!
     
  2. Peruvian macrumors regular

    Peruvian

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2006
    Location:
    U.K.
    #2
    It's because Whatsapp uses the names from your phone contact list.
     

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