I'd like to set chat aliases for chat contacts in gmail. Or, if it's possible, to hide patronyms.
As of now, the chat contact list shows the full name (including patronym) of the person as written in google-contacts. If I edit this contact, notably fields "add chat name" and "store as", nothing happens with the names in chat; however, if I edit the name of the person, the chat list reflects this change.
Is there a way - lab app/addon/script/some setting I missed - that allows to set the aliases for the chat without changing the "first name/patronym/family name" fields in the contact?
Thanks in advance.
Edit. I'm talking about the "old-style" Gmail chat, not Hangouts.