1. Peacen1k's Avatar
    Just updated to Android 5.1 and can't share contacts via Gmail.

    1. Open a contact with the Contacts app
    2. Tap the 3 dots menu, select Share
    3. Select Gmail from the menu (comes up from bottom of screen)
    4. Get system message "Can't attach empty file", nothing is attached to the created email message

    The workaround I've used is sharing the contact to Google drive and then attaching it to the email message, but obviously this is less convenient.

    Anyone else experienced this? Know of a fix?
    06-23-2015 09:40 AM
  2. hallux's Avatar
    I have the same issue on my Moto X that's still on KK.
    06-23-2015 09:58 AM
  3. shetach's Avatar
    This app adds the ability to do so from within gmail (as well as other apps that don't directly let you add contacts as attachments).
    Generally, android doesn't support contact sharing too much.
    Peacen1k likes this.
    06-23-2015 01:04 PM
  4. Peacen1k's Avatar
    On my phone I can share a contact via Hangouts (edit: actually the only choice here seems to be via MMS) or as a saved .vcf file. Looks to me like the Gmail attachment situation is just a bug.

    Maybe someone could check on a different phone to see if this is specific to Moto x.
    06-23-2015 01:12 PM
  5. hallux's Avatar
    It happens on my Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) tablet also. Using the Samsung "Contacts" app and Gmail. Same error, can't attach an empty file.
    Peacen1k likes this.
    06-23-2015 01:29 PM
  6. Pete sAndriod's Avatar
    I've got the same problem. It fails the same way on:
    Nexus 5: 5.1.1
    Nexus 9: 5.1.1
    Galaxy S5: 5.1.1
    Galaxy S4: 4.4.4 (so much for lollipop bug?)

    Works just fine on:
    Galaxy Tab S 8.4: 4.4.2
    Asus Memo: 4.1.1
    06-27-2015 03:31 PM
  7. tmayhew's Avatar
    same glitch on my nexus 5: with 5.1.1
    06-29-2015 12:52 PM
  8. Eggnog01's Avatar
    My solution after reading a couple of Google forums: unmerge Hangouts and SMS for the destined recipient, share with the recipient's SMS, then the best way I could find to re-merge the Hangouts/SMS was to go into the Hangouts settings and toggle the Enable merged conversations option off and back on.
    08-24-2015 02:04 PM

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