How to Send Business Name Card on Android Mobile

Question : Please help me with a tutorial on how a business card can be forward to other mobile from Android. ~Sandeep

Answer : This is a very simple task when you are using a Android based Smart Phone because everything comes pre-installed and you just need to find the right options. To get started you need to tap on the Contacts Icon and proceed with the selection of the contact whose details you would like to share with someone.

Phone Contact Details Send NameCard Via Android

Once you are in the individual’s contact page you need to tap on the Settings option followed by tapping on the ‘Send Name Card’ option. Following this you will get a screen which would say ‘Complete action using’ – Bluetooth, Email, Gmail, Messaging out of which you need to decide the option through which the business card would be sent.

Contact Sharing Options Contact Open Options Contact File Editor

The details would be sent in .vcf format which is the short-name for vCard the file format standard set for the business cards sent electronically. These cards contain information like address, name, contact numbers, email address, website URL, logo, photos, audio clips etc listed as different properties.

The recipient would receive the file which they can download and open either in ‘Contacts’ or ‘File Editor’ to find the details stored in that specific name card.

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  1. freak111

    April 30, 2012 at 1:50 am

    Try bizCard manager available on Google Play. It is able to send and receive business cards via sms and it is compatible with nokia standard.

  2. Harish

    March 20, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    Help I am unable to send namecards cause it gets stuck on sending and it is never sent.
    Also can someone tell me how to reset the way you send namecards cause i chose sms and now I want to try bluetooth

  3. AMIT

    January 26, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    HI, In SAMSUNG GALAXY S2 I am still strugglingand finding it difficult to send name- business card thru messaging….You could atleast send one phone number by long pressing the name of the contact whose wish to send – Click on the \SEND LOG INFO\. It wud reflect directly to the messaging board as an sms…You can then type the recepient and SEND……It will solve the issue of atleast sending the phone no….Hope that helps..Cheers

  4. Cerberus

    January 6, 2012 at 9:25 am

    Thank you so much @Anand!
    been cracking my head trying to figure this out hahaha. It would be a laughable irony if a “smart”phone couldn’t perform such a simple task. Before this,I have to go to the contact and copy the number to clipboard and so forth.

  5. Bheem

    December 15, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    Thanks very much thats a good solution

  6. Anand

    September 10, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    The easiest way I have found out is to
    1. Long Press on the contact name (do not let it open)
    2. A pop up opens wirh – “Edit, Delete, ..Send Contact Information”
    3. Click Send Contact Information
    4. Choose the numbers to send
    5. Ok
    6. Enter the receiptients ph number
    7. Send

    This would send an SMS to the receipient with teh contact details. He could then use the numbers to save in his directory. Being an SMS, its is irrelevant of the model of phone or type of OS. Tried it and serves the purpose 🙂

    • Palaniappan

      August 16, 2012 at 3:17 pm

      Thanks a lot for the information Anand. I am now successfully able to send contact card via SMS.

  7. nandkumar

    August 19, 2011 at 11:22 am

    Handcent SMS sending V card sms is possible. However, receiving the same is still not possible even after downloading again.

  8. nandkumar

    August 15, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Oops. Sorry. Handcent SMS

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 15, 2011 at 10:30 pm

      have you tried that app?

      • nandkumar

        August 16, 2011 at 12:39 pm

        yes. It is still downloaded and I am using it. Quite useful. Any comments/expert views?

        • NeaL Pradeep

          August 16, 2011 at 2:58 pm

          you can try downloading again, are you getting any error message?

  9. nandkumar

    August 15, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Sorry. It should read as “Hanscent SMS”

  10. nandkumar

    August 15, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    There is one software “Handsent SMS”. Through this you can receive the V-card but you are still unable to send it. Any suggestions?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 15, 2011 at 10:30 pm

      are you able to transfer with that application?

  11. nandkumar

    August 11, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    I tried to send v card via Messaging and sent as SMS. the receiver received the same as MMS and the card could not open on his device. I tried sending the same to NOKIA,SAMSUNG,etc. but the results are same. I also do not receive any SMS if the SMS has V card attached to it? Help me in solving this problem.

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 11, 2011 at 5:00 pm

      there are issues with the integration with some phones!

      • Joe

        August 13, 2011 at 1:03 pm

        Same here, by default the name card changes as a MMS. Is there anyway we can send it as a normal text message rather than MMS?

        • NeaL Pradeep

          August 13, 2011 at 2:42 pm

          no there is no way as of now directly but manually you can copy the contact card in sms and can send the same!

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