A vCard is a virtual business card that you can attach to emails in Outlook (or elsewhere) and send digitally. Here’s how to create a vCard, send one, or import one in Outlook and Gmail.
How to create vCard file in Outlook
In Outlook, click on the “Contacts” icon to begin.
Click File> New Entry to create a new contact.
Select “New contact”, then click on the “OK” button.
Add the information you want to share in the vCard. Remember that this information will be included in every email you attach it to. So it is best to avoid personal information unless the contact is not disturbed by others. When done, click “Save and Close”.
How to send vCard file in Outlook
Open a new email and address it to the person you’re sending the email to.
Click the paperclip icon in the toolbar to attach a file to the email.
From the “Attachments” menu, select Attach Item> Business Card> Other Business Cards.
Choose the vCard you want to import and click “OK”.
How to import vCard file from Outlook email
To import a vCard file into Outlook, click the arrow on the right side of the vCard and choose “Open.”
When finished, the vCard opens in the “Contacts” menu. To save it, click on “Save and Close”.
How to import a vCard into Gmail
Open the email message and click “Download” on the attached vCard.
Open the file and choose the program you want to open it with. Outlook, the first option, allows you to import it directly into your contacts. Click on Outlook then on “OK” to open the file.
Outlook will then open the “Contacts” menu. To save, just click “Save and Close”.