You Can Now Assign Nicknames To Your Friends On Messenger

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Finally, you can now give a name to a stalker without them knowing, this is because Facebook Messenger has a feature that enables you to assign nicknames to your contacts.

It is one of the most fun features that has not yet been explored by Messenger users.

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Facebook explained: “James Foggin? The Fog Dog. Saskia? Sassy Pants. The list goes on.

“Sometimes the full Facebook name just doesn’t suit the person, but Messenger has a solution.”

You can assign your friends nicknames on Facebook Messenger (Image: Shivali Best)

How to assign nicknames on Facebook Messenger

1. Open a conversation with the contact you’d like to assign a nickname to

2. Tap the information icon at the top right of the screen

3. Select nicknames

4. Tap on the contact’s name to type in a new nickname

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However, before you start changing your contacts names, there’s an important caveat to keep in mind.

If you assign a nickname, the contact will be able to see this in the chat history – so don’t go offending anyone!

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