Best Practices of Generating Dynamic vCards

A vCard is a digital business card or a contact card that can be shared in a .vcf file format, through text messaging. Using our API, you can dynamically generate and send vCards to your clients.

IOS

Digital business card viewed on IOS

Android

Digital business card viewed on Android

Possible Fields in a vCard

  • Full Name
  • Organization (Name of your Company)
  • Title (Job Title)
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address
  • Location/Mail Address
  • Photo
  • Note

Recommended Image File Type, Size, and Dimensions

We recommend a square photo with a minimum size of 400×400. We recommend a jpg image but we support png and gif file types.

Additional Advice for Images

  • We do not recommend using an image larger than 3:2 or 2:3 ratio. The resulting image may be stretched, blurry, or cut off as a result.
  • We do not recommend using an image with a transparent background since the background may turn black on certain handsets.
  • We do not recommend using an animated gif for the photo since the image will lose its animation when converted.

Additional Notes

  • We support up to four phone numbers, email addresses, and physical addresses in the vCard.
  • We support the labels ‘work’ and ‘home’ for the phone numbers, email addresses, and physical addresses labels in the vCard.
  • For more information, please visit the API documentation here.

How your Dynamic vCard and the Message would look like

IOS

Digital business card viewed on IOS

Android

Digital business card viewed on Android

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