Nicknames or Aliases for Buddies
I would love to be able to rename a buddy. For example, xXxSampleBuddyxXx to "John Doe" or "Jane from work". This is a feature in iChat that I use quite extensively and would love to see in AIM.
Kisumi Roch commented
I use this feature all the time in Windows Live Messenger. It's very useful if you use chats for roleplaying. I sometimes add different titles or notes to the names of friends. For instance, if "John Smith" is on my contacts list, but he roleplays the character "Bob the Knight", I'd rename him to "Bob the Knight" since I know him as a roleplay partner, despite his family and friends who want to see John Smith.
Agreed. This is very annoying particularly with mobile numbers. Why hasn't this been added yet??
This is especially important for adding mobile numbers. In the new client, all I can see is the number. If it's not a number I recognize, I have no idea which one is which.
AdminAdam (Product Manager, AIM) commented
Jeff Bond commented
This is a duplicate. See "Nicknames or Aliases for Buddies"
It used to be in the old AIM.