How to Create a vCard

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In lieu of old fashioned business cards, digital business cards known as vCards have become a more standard networking tool. This article will explain what a vCard is and how to create a vCard link in Outlook, Gmail, iPhone, and Android.

What is a vCard?

A vCard (Virtual Contact File) is a digital file format that acts as an electronic business card.

It includes contact details such as name, address, phone number, email address, and other essential information.

vCards can be easily exchanged and imported into contact databases in email platforms, smartphones, and computers.

They often come in .vcf format, which is supported by many software and platforms across various devices.

How to Create a vCard in Outlook

  1. Open Outlook and go to your contact list.
  2. Select the contact you want to create a vCard for.
  3. Click on the “File” menu, choose “Save As,” and select the vCard format (.vcf) to save your contact’s details to a vCard file.

How to Create a vCard in Gmail

  1. Access Contacts in Gmail by clicking on the Google apps icon and selecting ‘Contacts‘.
  2. Choose a contact from your list.
  3. Click on the three dots to open the more options menu and select “Export“.
  4. Select the vCard format for exporting your contact.

How to Create a vCard on iPhone

  1. Open the Contacts app and select the contact you wish to share.
  2. Scroll down and select “Share Contact”.
  3. Choose “Share as vCard” to create a vCard that can be shared via email, AirDrop, or direct message.

How to Create vCard on Android

  1. Open your Contacts app and select the contact you want to share.
  2. Tap on the More options (three dots) and select “Share”.
  3. Choose “Share as vCard” to save the contact information as a .vcf file which can then be shared via various apps.

How to Create a vCard Link

Clickly makes it easy to create a shareable link for your vCard file. Here’s how:

  1. Open your Clickly dashboard and click ‘File Hosting,’ then click ‘Upload Files‘.
  2. Upload the .vcf file, then click ‘Upload‘.
  3. Click ‘My Files‘ on the left side menu.
  4. Copy the link to your vCard file and share it via email, social media, or on your website.

By following these steps, you can ensure that your contacts are readily accessible to colleagues and professional connections, with all relevant information stored securely and shared easily.

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