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Friend's names and profile photos toggle
Display names
How your friend's name will appear on your LINE account will depend on your or your friend's settings. There are three possibilities:

1. If you added the friend by syncing your contacts list on the smartphone version of LINE, the name registered in your device's contacts list will be displayed.
2. If you added the friend by ID search, Shake it!, or QR code (methods other than syncing your contacts list), the name your friend set on their LINE account will be displayed.
3. If you manually changed the friend's name on your friend's list, the manually changed name will appear. This will change the friend's name on your friends list only.

Profile photo
Your friend's profile photo will be the one that they set from their profile screen. You can change your own profile photo but you cannot change your friend's profile photo.

To see more details, please see the following article.

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Changing your display name or profile photo toggle
To change your own display name
1. Tap the settings icon > Profile > Display Name.
2. Enter the display name you want to change to, then tap Save.

To change a friend's display name
1. Tap the friend you wish to change the name from the friends list.
2. Tap the pencil icon from the pop-up.
3. Enter the name and tap Save.

To change your profile photo
1. Tap the settings icon > Profile.
2. Tap the image on the top left, then select the upload options.
3. Trim the photo if necessary, then tap OK.

Please note you are not able to change your friends' photos.

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Contact name displayed differently toggle
If a LINE friend is registered using their phone number, the name they are saved in your smartphone device contacts will be displayed. If they are not registered using their phone number, the display name they set in LINE will be displayed.

If you add a friend who is saved in your smartphone contacts using their ID, the display name they set in LINE will be displayed.

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Display name garbled toggle
If the friends whose display names are garbled are all saved in your smartphone contacts, please try the steps below on the smartphone version of LINE to resolve the issue.

1. Tap More > Settings > Friends.
2. Turn ON Add Friends. If this option is already turned on, tap the refresh button next to the last synced date to manually sync your contacts.

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