This article describing about an easy workout using Google Document to create QR Code to share contacts. Anybody can add this contact list with First Name, Last Name, Cell Phone and Email ID by simply scanning this QR Code with their smart phone.qr-code-contact

This is an easy solution if you want to share a couple of contact details within a group. This is very useful while you sharing your classmates contact details or teams contact list within your entire team. If you want to download the template without going further here, please download it from Google Template Gallery.

We created a templates that can be use to create your own contact list. SImply click on this link and download templates and modify with your data. The QR Code will automatically when you change the values in the filed of First Name, Last name, Cell Phone and Email. Please scan and make sure before you distribute this in printed format or email.

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Please see the sample above. You can download the template of the same file from Google Template Gallery and change the data as per your choice. In the 4th row, A4 (FirstName), B4(LastName), C4(5554441234), D4(email@gmail.com). Please replace these values in the cells and you will see the QR Code is updating automatically. Here is the QR Cell code to get the QR image based on these four cell values.

 =image(“https://chart.googleapis.com/chart?chs=150×150&cht=qr&chl=BEGIN:VCARD%0AN:” & A3 & “%20” & B3 & “%0ATEL;CELL:” & C3 & “%0AEMAIL:” & D3 & “%0AEND:VCARD”)

Next using any QR Code scanner scan the QR Code using your smartphone. If you don’t have any QR Scanner in your phone, we listed a couple of QR Code Scanner Apps for your iPhone and Android phones on Best free apps to scan QR Codes.

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To test our QR Code, we scanned the QR Code from the Google Spread Sheet with iPhone and the app may ask you the permission to access your contact list.

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Once you tap yes to permit your contact list, you will get this app will generate the contact details from the QR Code. Please tap on ‘Create New Contact’ to add this contact into your phone list.

If yo are interested to add QR Code for the URL (website) address or with some other data, please see  How to create QR Codes.

This is a very nice work out when you want to share a bunch of contacts to a group. The group only need to scan this code and add to their list. This will save a lot of time and effort. You can create your own business card with this code to help others to add your contact details to their phone by a simple scan.

1 COMMENT

  1. Is there a way to utilize more of the vcard options like nickname, organization, etc to incorporate in the qr code??

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