How to Share a Digital Business Card

The software or service you used to make the digital business card has a lot to do with how you share it. You could also have a copy of your contact information in a standard format like a vCard.VCF file. In the sections below, we’ll show you how to send each of them to your coworkers.

How Do I Share Service-Based Digital Business Cards?

You may make elegant, interactive digital business cards using a variety of services, including the ones listed below:

  • Switchit allows you to make digital business cards with bespoke layouts and video as an option.
  • The HiHello apps for iOS and Android make gathering and organizing your network members simple.
  • You can load your information onto a card that transfers it to other users’ devices using hardware-based cards like Mobilo Card or Tap Tag.

When using these services to construct your digital business card, look for built-in sharing options in their tools. Sending a HiHello card, for example, can be accomplished by doing the following:

  1. In the HiHello app’s Cards screen, tap on the business card you want to share.

    HiHello App Cards Dashboard
  2. Tap the Send button.

    HiHello Card's Send Button
  3. This will bring up a screen with your built-in sending options, which you may choose from the bottom buttons: QR Code, Email, or Text.

    HiHello Send Card Options

How Do I Share Online Business Cards I Created?

You’ll just share the URL to your contacts if you didn’t use an existing platform or software to produce your digital business card. Contributors’ profiles on Lifewire, for example, look a lot like a digital business card when viewed on a phone. You might utilize your mobile OS’s existing Share function to email this to a coworker (instructions below are for Google Chrome on Android):

  1. Bring up your bio/profile/portfolio in your browser of choice.

    Lifewire Contributor Bio on a Mobile Phone
  2. Tap the Share option from the main menu (the three dots in the upper right of the screen).

    Chrome on Android Share Menu Option
  3. Select the app you’d like to use to send your card, such as via SMS or other messaging app.

    Android Share Apps and Options
  4. Alternatively, you may choose QR Code to have Android generate a QR Code that you can either show others on your phone or save to an image file that you can use elsewhere.

    Android Share QR Code

How Do I Share a Digital Business Card Formatted as a vCard?

Finally, your contact information could be kept in the venerable vCard format. Sharing a vCard is as simple as sending the file to someone, much like sharing an online business card. When the receiver receives it, they can open it with their device’s programs and import it into their address book. Outlook on Windows, Contacts on macOS, and the native Contacts apps on iOS and Android are all examples of this.

You can attach your contact information in vCard format to any form of communication that accepts file attachments. To attach it to an email in Microsoft Outlook, for example, follow these steps:

  1. Create an email with any other content you need.

  2. Click the Attach File button from the Include section of the Ribbon.

    Microsoft Outlook's Attach File Button
  3. Select your vCard from the Recent Items list, or browse to its location on your PC.

    Microsoft Outlook Attach File Recent Items List
  4. From the Insert File dialog, select the vCard file, then click the Open button.

    Microsoft Outlook's Insert File Dialog
  5. Send the email containing your vCard attachment to your recipient(s).

    Microsoft Outlook Message with vCard Attachment