Software & Apps MS Office Easy Steps to Creating a vCard in MS Outlook Get rid of that physical address book by using vCards in Outlook by Heinz Tschabitscher Writer A former freelance contributor who has reviewed hundreds of email programs and services since 1997. our editorial process Heinz Tschabitscher Updated on February 17, 2020 MS Office Outlook Word Excel Powerpoint Tweet Share Email A vCard in Outlook and Outlook Online is similar to a business card in that it stores contact information and is useful when sharing contacts. But, a vCard isn't just for business use. Use vCards to store your personal contacts, too. When you want to transfer the contact information in a vCard to a different email program, export information to a VCF file in Outlook, then import that file to the other email program. Instructions in this article apply to Outlook for Microsoft 365, Outlook 2019, Outlook 2016, Outlook 2013, Outlook 2010, and Outlook Online. How to Create a vCard in the Outlook Desktop App Building a vCard is similar to creating an address book entry. Saving contacts as vCards stores a large number of contacts efficiently. Start Outlook, go to the bottom of the navigation pane, then select People or Contacts. Go to the Home tab and, in the Current View group, select People. Go to the Home tab and select New Contact. In the Contact window, enter the Full Name, Email address, and other information for the contact. As you enter information, it appears in the business card. Go to the Contact tab and select Save & Close. The contact is added to your contacts list and is available on any device you use to access your Outlook email. How to Export a vCard in the Outlook Desktop App To export an Outlook contact to a VCF file for sharing or storing: Select the listing for the contact that you want to export. To share a vCard as an attachment to an email message, select Forward Contact > As a Business Card. Go to File > Save As. Navigate to the folder where you want to save the file. The Save As dialog box enters the contact name followed by the .vcf file extension as the File name and chooses vCard Files (*.vcf) as the Save as type. Select Save. How to Create a vCard in Outlook Online To add contacts to your Outlook address book online from new information or contact information already in your Outlook.com account: Go to the View Switcher and select People. Select New Contact. Enter the First name, Last name, Email address, and other contact information. To display an image of the person in the vCard, select Add a photo. Select Create to make the new vCard.