I've searched all over the place and couldn't find a solution.

I want to send around 30 contacts (names + phone numbers) by email, to someone. Now I can't seem to succeed with the feat! What can I do to send a simple list (or a table) containing the name and phone number of an entire group of people (they're already organized in a group).

Offering free cookies and upvotes for any good info!

  • I won't consider this an answer but a tip would be to use one of those backup programs to backup your contacts to CSV. You can then pretty-up the CSV file and filter for the contacts you'd like to send.
    – ctt
    Apr 7 '12 at 19:34
  • I've though about that, but it can't be that there's no simple solution for this... Apr 7 '12 at 21:58
  • You're actually right. The very fact that a program can dump all contacts implies theres a way to dump just some. Its probably a case of there being no app to do this yet.
    – ctt
    Apr 7 '12 at 21:58

Do you need to do if from your phone?

Because if not, you can just use the Gmail desktop interface to do this, I do this quite often and it's fairly easy:

  • Go to your contacts (click Gmail in the upper left corner)
  • Select the contacts you want to export
  • Put them in a new group you can call Tmp or something random
  • Then click on that group and find the Export menu item in one of the menus (I think More actions)
  • Export to Google CSV if the receiver will import them through Gmail as well, otherwise you can consider vCard format. The file will download automatically.
  • Compose a new mail and put the newly created file as attachment.
  • (If you used Google CSV, the contacts can be imported using the same Contacts interface just by clicking Import in one of the menus)
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    As a matter of fact, that's exactly what I did 2 days after I asked this question. +1, thank you :) Jun 24 '12 at 16:31
  • @MadaraUchiha Is there any way to do the same from mobile? Any app that does this task?
    – coder284
    May 16 '13 at 5:19
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    @coder you're asking me this? I'm the one who asked the question to begin with! May 16 '13 at 5:38
  • @MadaraUchiha, yes.. just checking if theres any news about it..
    – coder284
    May 16 '13 at 5:40

Open your sms app compose a new message Add text and then choose to add contact add your contacts here is a message area copy the text message

  • Welcome to the site! Could you expand your instructions a little? I think your answer works but it's very hard to follow.
    – Dan Hulme
    Jun 1 '13 at 8:49

I managed to do this from my phone just now.

  • create a temporary contract group, and add the contacts you wish to export to it.
  • change the peoples app settings of "contacts to display" to only show this group
  • when viewing the contacts, go to the menu "import/export" option
  • select "share visible contacts"

That's it. I hope it works for you.

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