WhatsApp group member's names no longer displaying

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Sep 26, 2019, 10:27:26 PM via Website


I'm a member of a WhatsApp group (non-admin) where I am near 100% sure all members names where displayed with their posts and also with the numbers on the Group Info page.

This is no longer happening and am curious to know why. The only poster's name that shows in the top left corner of their post is the Admin and 1 person I have in my phone contacts.

Also, 3 other member's have a name in grey appear in the top right hand corner of the message (for example: "~ Mark").

I recently had a Galaxy S6 where believe all names where visible. I've changed over to my Galaxy A70 and though all chats etc have transferred I do notice the lack of names.

Can anybody advise?
Also,is it possible for an admin to prevent the display of members names in groups?

Hopefully the above is clear but please let me know if more info is required.

Many thanks,

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Sep 28, 2019, 4:24:33 AM via Website

It is said that a name will usually reappear (behind the phone number) when that group member sends a chat message. It looks like for new messages the name shows up but messages that were copied over using backup have no names.

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Jun 23, 2022, 3:44:40 PM via Website

you really helped me.