Alias option changes Google Contact

David Woolley forums at
Tue Jan 4 02:37:08 EST 2011

Gary Quiring wrote:
> I am using v 2.7.9 on Windows 7.  When I right click a Buddy in Pidgin 
> and select the alias feature it is actually changing the name of the 
> buddy in my Google's contact list.  Is there anyway to add an alias to a 
> buddy where it will leave the contact list on Google alone?

Just for clarification, are you asking for the buddy to appear multiple 
times, under different names?  What is the use case for this?

David Woolley
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