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

They can only be viewed by the users in the chat

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.