How to share a contact card using iMessage

How to send a contact card using iMessage

If you need to quickly send contact information from your iPhone, iPad, or Mac, it's and easy task with iMessage or even good, old-fashioned SMS. As long as you have the information listed in your Contacts app, you're only a few taps away from sharing a vCard file (vcf) containing phone numbers, email, street addresses, and much more.

How to share a contact card via iMessage using the iOS Contacts app

  1. Launch the Contacts app on your iPhone or iPad and find the contact you'd like to share. On the iPhone you can alternately use the Phone app if you'd prefer.
  2. Now tap on Share Contact towards the bottom.
  3. Tap on Message.
  4. Type the name of the person you'd like to share it with and select them.
  5. Now tap Send.

How to share a contact card via iMessage using the Mac Contacts app

  1. Launch the Contacts app on your Mac.
  2. Find the contact you'd like to share and select it.
  3. Click the Share button in the lower right hand corner.
  4. Select Message Card.
  5. Enter the person's name you'd like to send it to and click Send.

How to get more help with iMessage

If you're having issues getting iMessage to activate, get more help at the iMore forums, and for more tips, check out:

Allyson Kazmucha

Editor for iMore, Potter pundit, and the ninja in your iOS

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There are 3 comments. Add yours.

Joebin says:

Thanks Allyson for the how-to. I didn't realize that there is a share button on the Mac for contacts. Sweet!

Allyson Kazmucha says:

To be fair, I didn't either until I wrote this. I thought "Hmmm, I bet you can share them on the Mac with iMessage now too." :)

behradj2 says:

i think iPod touch doesn't have any phone app.... BTW, thank u for this helpful how-to