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Share a Contact

You can quickly share contacts using Bluetooth, email, Gmail, or text messaging.

  1. From home, tap Apps all apps icon > Contacts contacts icon.
  2. Tap a contact and select Details contacts info icon.
  3. Tap Share.
  4. Tap vCard file (VCF) to share the contact as a vCard file, or tap Text to share the contact information in a text file.
  5. Select a sharing method:

    screenshot of contact sharing options
  • When sharing a contact as a.vcf file, the following sharing methods are available:
  • Android Beam: Send the information using NFC and Android Beam.
  • Bluetooth: Send the information using Bluetooth. See Bluetooth for information on pairing and sending using Bluetooth.
  • Email: Send the information as an email attachment. If prompted, select an email account. Address the message, add a subject and a message, and then tap Send. See Create and Send an Email Message for details on sending email.
  • Gmail: Send the information as a Gmail attachment. Address the message, add a subject and a message, and then tap Send. See Create and Send a Gmail Message for details.
  • Link Sharing: Share files up to 1 GB using Contacts.
  • Messages: Send the information in a text message. Select a contact or enter a wireless phone number or email address, enter any additional information, and then tap Send. For more information on text messaging, see Send a Multimedia Message (MMS).
  • Save to Drive: Save the information to your Google Drive™ account.
  • Wi-Fi Direct: Send the information to another device using Wi-Fi Direct. See Wi-Fi Direct.
  • When sharing a contact as a text file, the following sharing methods are available:
  • Android Beam: Send the information using NFC and Android Beam.
  • Bluetooth: Send the information using Bluetooth. See Bluetooth for information on pairing and sending using Bluetooth.
  • Copy to clipboard: Save the information to the clipboard.
  • Email: Send the information as an email attachment. If prompted, select an email account. Address the message, add a subject and a message, and then tap Send. See Create and Send an Email Message for details on sending email.
  • Facebook: Share the information using Facebook.
  • Gmail: Send the information as a Gmail attachment. Address the message, add a subject and a message, and then tap Send. See Create and Send a Gmail Message for details.
  • Hangouts: Send the information using Hangouts.
  • Messages: Send the information in a text message. Select a contact or enter a wireless phone number or email address, enter any additional information, and then tap Send. For more information on text messaging, see Send a Multimedia Message (MMS).
  • Messenger: Share the information using Facebook Messenger.
  • Memo: Save the information in Memo.
  • Save to Drive: Save the information to your Google Drive account.
  • Wi-Fi Direct: Send the information to another device using Wi-Fi Direct. See Wi-Fi Direct.
  1. Complete the required steps as prompted for the selected method.
  • The selected contact will be shared.

See Profile Sharing for more information.