Physical business cards are a relic. Instead, you can create and share a virtual business card from the Contacts app on your Mac.
While business cards may have become obsolete in the current technological age, people still share their contact information digitally. Especially in professional settings, people still share and exchange their contact information in the form of vCards, also called virtual, electronic, or digital business cards.
While many free and paid apps are available to help you make your own vCard, you can make your own using the Mail app on your Mac.
A vCard is the virtual counterpart to traditional business cards. It can contain personal or business details like your name, picture, address, date of birth, phone number, email address, website, and more.
vCards are sent as VTF files, a file format that’s supported by almost all devices. They can quickly be sent and received through email, Bluetooth, iMessage, and other modes, making them are an excellent option for sharing your personal or business details.
The Contacts app automatically sets up a vCard for you when you set up your Mac. However, you can always modify and add information to your card as necessary. To view it:
This vCard is added as an attachment to emails. However, if you regularly use emails, you can opt for email signatures instead of vCard. Creating an email signature in Mail on your Mac is easy.
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You have the option to add information or make changes to your vCard or select a different card as your card. If you want to make changes to your vCard from your Mac:
To choose a different card as your default card, select a card, then click Card > Make This My Card from the menu bar.
vCards are exported primarily through Mail on Mac. Simply drag the vCard to your email message to send it to a recipient. However, you can also export vCards through other means by clicking the Share button in the Contacts app.
You can also limit the information you include with your contact card by going to Contacts > Preferences, clicking the vCard tab, then ticking one or more of these options:
If you made your card private, select the information you want to include when you share your vCard by going to your card, clicking Edit, then ticking the checkboxes found on the right edge.
vCards are handy files that enable quick sharing of contact details. However, unlike traditional business cards, vCards on Mac are customizable, allowing you to choose which details you want to include whenever you share or export them.
Rachel Melegrito left her career as a university instructor to become a full-fledged content writer. She loves anything Apple —from iPhones, to Apple Watches, to MacBooks. She is also a licensed occupational therapist and a budding SEO strategist.
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