Share Contacts

How to Share Contacts in Outlook

Share Contacts

You can share contacts with other people. You can share a contact that you've created with your own information, or share other people's information. You can also share all of your contacts at once.

Share a Single Contact

First, you can share a single contact with someone else.

  1. Select a contact.
  2. Expand the Share group on the Home tab, if necessary.
  3. Click the Forward Contact button.
  4. Select a format.
    • Business Card: (Recommended) Sent in VCF or vCard format, which is understood by most email programs.
    • Outlook Contact: Sent in a format that can be easily read by Outlook Exchange users but not by other email programs.
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  5. Address and compose the email, then click Send.
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    The contact is sent as an email attachment.

Share All of Your Contacts

You can also share your entire Contacts folder with someone.

  1. Expand the Share group on the Home tab, if necessary.
  2. Click the Share Contacts button.

    A new email is created, ready to send an invite to view your Contacts folder.

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  3. Address and compose the email, then click Send.

    Outlook will confirm that you're sure you want to share your entire Contacts folder with everyone you invited.

  4. Click Yes.
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Everyone who receives that email will be able to view your entire Contacts folder.

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