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Employers and attorneys at various law firms often keep track of their contacts by using VCards, which are essentially electronic business cards. A VCard is an electronic file with contact information, including name, email, phone number, address and other information about a person that could be helpful in a professional context.

Guide to Creating a VCard in Gmail

A VCard allows a contact to easily store your information for future use. Below are instructions on how to create a VCard in Gmail.

Create a vCard using Gmail:

  1. Sign in to Gmail.
  2. Click Contacts along the side of any Gmail page.
  3. Select Other Contacts and choose your own email account.
  4. Enter the contact information you want to share.
  5. Select your account and from the More actions drop-down menu, select Export….
  6. Choose Selected contacts and VCard format from the options.
  7. Click Export.
  8. Choose Save to Disk then click OK.
  9. Select a location to save your file, and click OK.

Import a vCard into Gmail:

  1. Sign into Gmail.
  2. Click Contacts link on the left sidebar of Gmail inbox.
  3. Then click Import button at top right.
  4. Click Browse button and select the vCard file from your computer’s hard drive.