Simple steps to create vCard in MS Outlook

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  1. Get rid of that physical address book with vCards in Outlook
  2. Create a business card in the Outlook desktop app
  3. Export a business card to the Outlook desktop app
  4. Create a business card in Outlook Online

Get rid of that physical address book with vCards in Outlook

A business card in Outlook and Outlook Online is similar to a business card in that it stores contact information and is useful when exchanging contacts. But a business card is not just for business use. Also use vCards to store your personal contacts. To transfer contact information in a vCard to another email program, export the information to a VCF file in Outlook and then import the file into another email program.

The instructions in this article apply to Outlook 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010; Outlook365; and Outlook Online.

Create a business card in the Outlook desktop app

Creating a vCard is similar to creating an address book entry.

  1. Go to View switch and choose People

  2. Go to the tab House and choose new contact

  3. in the window Contact enter First and last name the address E-mail and other contact details. As you enter information, it appears on the business card.

  4. Go to the tab Contact and select Save and Close

  5. The contact will be added to your contact list and will be available on any device you use to access your Outlook email.

Export a business card to the Outlook desktop app

To export an Outlook contact to a VCF file for sharing or saving:

  1. Select the list of contacts you want to export.

    To send a business card as an email attachment, select Forward contact As a business card

  2. Go to File Save as

  3. Navigate to the folder where you want to save the file.

    In the Save As dialog box, enter the contact’s name followed by the .vcf file extension as file name and select vCard files (*.vcf) as Save as type

  4. Select Save

Create a business card in Outlook Online

To add contacts to your Outlook address book:

  1. Go to View switch and choose People

  2. Select new contact

  3. Enter Name Last name E-mail address and other contact details.

    To display a picture of a person on a vCard, select add photo

  4. Select To create to create a new business card.

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