7 Ways to Share Your Digital Business Card (Beyond Using an NFC Product)

7 Ways to Share Your Digital Business Card (Beyond Using an NFC Product)

We believe our physical products (think: digital business cards, custom digital business cards, and NFC-powered bracelets, taps, badges, and hubs) are pretty dope. But to use and network with Linq, you don’t have to have any of our products.

We’ve all had those instances when we’ve forgotten our business cards, but how often do you forget your phone? Rarely. This is where the ability to share your Linq profile page through your phone is clutch. But we didn’t stop there—you can also network with your Linq profile page without a phone and without a physical product.

So, read on, get creative, and start connecting.

How to Share Your Linq Profile Page

In the top right of your profile page there’s a box with an arrow that looks like it’s coming out of the top. That’s the share icon! (Apple users will quickly recognize this icon as it’s an Apple staple, but Android users are accustomed to a different sharing icon that’s part triangle, part star constellation.)

Anyway, tap that share icon and you’ll be prompted with 6 different options, in this order. The final sharing option is housed in a different menu (more on that later).

1. Share link

Tap “Share link” and you’ll be able to copy your Linq profile page URL to your clipboard. It will look something like this “https://linqapp.com/yourpagename".

If you have multiple Linq profile pages, your handle (aka vanity URL or name after the slash) will change. From there you can add it to your social media bios as a replacement for other Link-in-Bio-type features you use, your resume, or wherever else you’d like to display it.

Here’s an example: 

example of Linq profile page share link

(Learn how to create multiple profile pages here.)

2. Create email signature

Turn your Linq profile page into an email signature, and you can share your core contact information—name, job title, location, a hyperlinked email and phone number (if you choose to include that in your profile page)—at the end of every email you send.

You have the choice either to include your profile picture (left), or leave your picture out of your email signature (right). Once you get to this stage, click “Copy” and your email signature will be copied to your clipboard (on your phone or computer). Next, paste it into your favorite email client (Gmail, Apple Mail, Outlook) as a signature—et voilà!—done.

example of Linq profile page email signature

If you have multiple Linq profile pages (remember, you get 2 with our standard, free account, and 5 if you have Linq Pro or Linq for Teams account), you can create email signatures for each of your profiles.

There’s another cool feature to our email signatures: a QR code so someone can use their phone camera to import and save your contact information from their computer into their phone. Also, below the QR code is a “Save My Contact” link, which sends the user to your Linq profile page.

Both features, when used, gives the email recipient the option to download your contact information. If they save your contact information, they will also be prompted to share their contact information back with you.

3. Share as email

To share your Linq profile page with someone via email you don’t have to connect to your email client (Gmail, Apple Mail, Outlook). Instead, when you tap “Share as email” a box pops up that says “Send email to:” and you can fill in the name of a recipient and their email address.

example of how to share via email message

The email comes from Linq (that’s the sender) and the subject line will say “[YOUR NAME]’s Contact.” From the email, the recipient can go to your Linq profile page, or download the vcf file attached.

4. Share via text message

The next time someone says, here’s my number, text me yours, try this instead: similar to how you would share via email, click on “Share as text” and a window will pop-up where you enter the phone number and name (though name is not required) of the person you want to share with.

example of how to share via sms message

The recipient then receives a text message (aka SMS) including both a link to your Linq profile page and a vcf contact card that they can download directly into their contacts.

example of Linq profile page information received via SMS text message

5. Download QR code

Housed in the same location as the other share options, you’ll see “Download QR Code” at the bottom of the list.

If you’re in the app and downloading from there, your QR code will go into your phone camera roll, unless you direct it elsewhere.

If you’re on your computer and downloading from the web, your QR code will go into your Downloads folder, or wherever you’ve pre-set your downloads to go.

Once you download your QR code, the possibilities of how to use it are plentiful. For instance, add your Linq QR code to your resume. Or, do as McDonald’s has done and print them on window clings.

sample of a Linq QR code

6. Add to Apple Wallet

This option is only available in the Linq app. Look for “Add to Apple Wallet” at the bottom of the share menu. It’s a black button. Tap that button and a new window with your Linq card will open. Tap “Add” in the top right corner to save it in your Apple Wallet.

If you’re an Android user, you’ll need to download an app—such as Wallet Passes—that allows you to save your Linq card. Google Pay doesn’t accommodate Linq cards.

sample of a Linq card in the Apple Wallet

7. Zoom background

You won’t find this option under the share icon (remember, that’s the icon that looks like a box with an arrow shooting out of it). Instead, look for “Menu” which is accompanied by three horizontal lines. In the app, “Menu” is in the far bottom right corner. In the web version of your Linq profile page, “Menu” is in the left rail.

Open “Menu” and under “Account,” you’ll see “Linq Backgrounds for Zoom.” Select the image that you want to use and when you click download, it’ll go into your Downloads folder if you’re on a computer, and into your phone camera roll if you’re in the Linq app.

The last step—integrating your new background—is done in Zoom and on the computer, not mobile, version. In your Zoom account, go to Settings, click on “Backgrounds & Filters” and tap the icon that looks like a plus sign inside a box to add an image. Add the background from your Downloads folder. Your background will look like your name and title are backwards, but it won’t appear that way to those you are Zoom-ing with.

how to edit Zoom background

If you have multiple Linq profile pages, you can create Zoom backgrounds for each profile page. The Zoom background, however, is generated from your primary Linq profile page so if you want to have a Zoom background for non-primary page, you’ll need to temporarily set that profile page to be the primary page.

You can edit which profile page is your primary page through the three dot icon menu in the top far right corner of your Linq profile page.

 

One more thing: don’t forget that another convenient feature to Linq is that the person you’re connecting with doesn’t have to have the app to receive your information.