PSA: nicknames you use in your contacts are revealed to recipient

I’m learning this awfully late in life.

I thought everybody did the same thing: you get someone’s info & put a little one or two word description in the contact field to help you remember.

Got an email from a friend and I could see the emoji she uses next to my name in her address book.

This is normal on apple mail and gmail? I tested on an old yahoo account, it doesn’t send the recipient the name you give them.

Even just misspelling a name could be a mistake that costs you socially. Who would want this as a feature? How is this not a terrible idea?

I’m not the only one:

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/252102168

This article from 2014 talks about an app that harvests names and how much of a privacy violation that is. Apparently this is normal now : / https://www.trendhunter.com/trends/noknok

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