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Set your own Nickname on Teams

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When I tag someone using @,  Teams copy the person name in the post, right?

But I know many people that don't like their name

or their name is too long or super difficult to rear/pronounce

or they like nicknames, like me :)

 

Then my idea

why not let people set their nickname on Teams?
then, when someone tags myself, for instance, it will not appear "Hey Francisco Mello" but "Hey Chico" :)
 
I TRULY BELIEVE THAT WILL BOOST PEOPLE COMMUNICATION AND INTERACTION!
2 Replies
Best Response confirmed by adam deltinger (MVP)
Solution

No, that is not possible. It is possible to remove the first or last name in when tagging a person. There is a uservoice suggesting that you should be able to use nicknames.

https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/32670574-nicknames

 

You could use tags in a teams as a workaround, but that is only per team.

https://www.lync.se/2020/02/use-tags-to-communicate-in-teams/

 

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Hi @fmello007

There are several uservoices for this including

https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/32670574-nicknames

So would vote up to push them up the agenda, however you could do this with tagging assuming you let people know your nickname

https://microsoft365pro.co.uk/2020/03/15/teams-real-simple-with-pictures-using-tags-for-targeted-com...

Hope that answers your question. I think I a lot would like to see this functionality so I voted on it too

Best, Chris