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Friends' display names and profile photos toggle
Display names
The display names in your friend list will appear in one of the following ways, depending on how the friend was added, what name your friend set, and whether or not you have edited their name.

• Friends that were added by syncing your device's contacts will appear with the names saved in your device.
• Friends that were added using a method other than syncing your contacts (e.g. ID search, QR code) will appear with the names they set for themselves on LINE.
• Friends whose names you changed manually will appear with the names that you set.
Note: The changed names will only appear that way in your friend list.

Profile photos
Your friends' profile photos are the ones they set from the profile screen. You can change your own profile photo any time, but you cannot change your friends' profile photos.

For information on how to change display names or your profile photo, see this Help article.

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Changing display names or your profile photo toggle
To change your display name:
1. Tap the Home/Friends tab > Settings > Edit profile.
Note: Tap here to access your profile from your smartphone.
2. Tap Display name.
3. Enter a new display name, then tap Save.

To change a friend's display name:
1. Go to your friend list.
2. Tap the friend whose name you want to change.
3. Tap the pencil icon next to their display name.
4. Enter a name and tap Save.

To change your profile photo:
1. Tap your icon or name at the top of the Home/Friends tab.
Note: Tap here to access your profile from your smartphone.
2. Tap your profile photo.
3. Tap Edit at the top of the screen.
4. Tap Camera or Select photo or video.
5. Edit the photo or video any way you like, then tap Done.
Note:
- You cannot change your friends' profile photos.
- On some devices, only still images can be set as your profile photo.

When you update your profile photo, it will be shared on Timeline and posted to your story. If you want to turn off Timeline notifications or posts to your story, see this Help article.

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My contact's name is displayed differently toggle
If a LINE friend is registered using their phone number, the name that they are saved with in your device’s 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 contacts using their LINE ID, the display name they set in LINE will be displayed.

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Display names do not appear properly toggle

If the friend whose name does not appear properly is saved in your device's contacts list, it is possible their name contained an emoji when it was saved.


Check your contacts list. If your friend's name was saved with an emoji, please try deleting it.


If the issue persists after trying the above, please refer to the following steps:

1. Go to More > Settings.
2. Tap Friends.
3. Turn ON Auto-add friends

Note: If the option is already turned ON, tap the refresh icon next to the last synced date to manually sync your contacts.


Tap here to open the Settings menu from your smartphone.


 

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