Facebook messenger calls, show only short name

When someone calls me on my FB messenger I can only see their short name. I noticed this change after I updated my iPhone to iOS14. Does anyone know how can I change it back? I have multiple people with the same short name and it is very difficult for me to understand who is who.

I’m positive that I configured contacts properly like this yet messenger refuses to show full names.


You could try setting the Messages display name and see if Facebook Messenger respects it; however, I’m not sure if this will help.

  1. Open Settings and go to “Mail, Contacts, Calendars” then scroll down to the ‘Contacts’ section and go back to “Short Name”, then
    choose one of the following options:

    • First Name & Last Initial – good middle ground choice
    • First Initial & Last Name Only
    • First Name Only – the annoying default
    • Last Name Only – OK if you’re on a football team
    • Optionally, set “Prefer Nicknames” to your preference

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  1. Go back to Messages and view a thread to see the change.

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