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How recipients can see my name and photo as the sender?

One of the best approaches for that is to send a contact file (vCard) to your recipients as an attachment. When they add you to their contacts they will see data and the photo from your contact card as the sender.

Benefits of sending a contact card and asking the recipient to use the file to add to their contact list:
Your recipients will see links with a beautiful preview.
If you add your work email to the contact file, then the Mail app on your recipient's device will never mark it as spam because it will be considered that the email was received from a known contact.
Your contact will not be able to mark your messages as junk. And it will also help solve the issue when your recipient uses anti-spam filters for iMessage.
If you add your address to the vCard file, then on the user's device, your business will be displayed on the maps.
If you add a birthday date to the vCard file, your contact will receive notifications in the calendar about this date.

In the Messages app on the iPhone or Mac, it is possible to set up a share name and photo. Can you do something like that?

Firstly, need to understand how this feature work. By default, this feature requests your data from iCloud and shares your first and last name from there. If you sending texts as a business it's not a good idea to share any private personal data. But even if we will provide your data from iCloud and fill these fields like in apple guides, then after each sends message will need to manually confirm that "Share your name and photo"? Thus, this is not an automatic process that will be managed in iMessage.
Request to share name and photo
If you need to send/receive a large number of messages, then there is no way to call this function or wait until it appears from the conversation. However, on the recipient's side, there will be exactly the same request to save your data. So your recipient will continue to see as the text sender a phone number or email until they accept this data.
Thus, unlike a vCard file, this feature restricts which data you can transfer (only name + photo). As well there is no guarantee that the recipient will accept your request to receive your name and photo. That's why we recommend using vCard files because that allows you to transfer much more information about your business: Photo, Address, Location, Business name, and Birthday date. And with vCard files no need to do such two-way confirmations.

Updated on: 21/12/2022

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