Facebook Messenger: Here’s How to Give a Contact a Nickname

They can only be viewed by the users in the chat

Did you know Facebook Messenger allows you to personalize your conversations by giving each of your contacts a nickname? For instance, if you have a term of endearment for your significant other, you may wish to give them that nickname within the application. Our guide will show you how this feature works.

Note: These screenshots were captured in the Messenger app on iOS. Also note, these same steps apply whether you’re giving someone a nickname in a one-on-one conversation or a group chat.

Step 1: Tap the conversation containing the user you wish to give a nickname to.

Step 2: Tap the user’s name at the top of the screen.

Step 3:  Tap “Nicknames.”

Step 4: Tap “Set Nickname” on the user you wish to customize.

Step 5: Type the nickname you wish to give the user.

Step 6: Tap “Save.” Note: Every member in the conversation will see the nicknames you’ve chosen, but only within that conversation. Similarly, if you give yourself a nickname by following these steps, it will only be visible in the conversation in which it was applied.

If you ever want to remove someone’s nickname, follow Steps 1-4 above, and tap the “x” to delete the user’s nickname. Then tap “Save” to save your changes.