Take the 2-minute tour ×
Web Applications Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for power users of web applications. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Some contacts in my Google talk list are showing their username instead of their full name. Is there a possibility to show their full name instead? I don't like the strange names in between.

I am using the google talk web interface that's on the left of gmail.

share|improve this question
1  
Yes; this is maddening for me, with some people who have ridiculous display names and I really want to straighten them up. –  Trevoke Jul 3 '12 at 10:58
add comment

3 Answers

Yes - just edit the contact from your contact's list.

Go to contacts Search the user name Select & edit the contact

Note that the name displayed on emails will be the name appearing in the sender's address book. Also, I'd you've enabled chat with G+, the profile names may appear too.

share|improve this answer
    
The contact in my list has a full name and there is no short display name in it or something. The display name on the e-mails is also the full name of the user. So the only place where it goes wrong is the chat contacts list. I don't have a G+ account. –  Marnix Feb 28 '12 at 8:58
add comment

Three simple steps to get it done:

  1. Search contact from gmail contact list
  2. Select person's profile (eg john's profile)
  3. Double click on Name and edit,no need to save it
share|improve this answer
add comment

Although the contact info is changed, the previous username keep popping up when the email address is put in. I think it's a bug. There is no way to change the username.

share|improve this answer
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.