Can someone explain WhatsApp names?

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

  1. Soundburst macrumors 6502a

    Oct 4, 2006
    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


    Jun 10, 2006
    It's because Whatsapp uses the names from your phone contact list.

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