How to Create and Set Up Your Microsoft Family Group


One of the many benefits of having a Microsoft account is a family group, which gives you access to family features and settings. It's a free service that helps families stay connected and keeps kids safer on Windows 10, Xbox One devices, and Android devices running Microsoft Launcher. Youíll find settings like activity reporting, screen time limits, location sharing, and content filters, where you can also track kidsí spending and add money to their Microsoft accounts.

A Microsoft family group is separate from other Microsoft apps and programs. You can sign up with your email account. If you already use Skype, youíll have a family chat set up and waiting for you once you create your family group. If you donít already have Skype, get more information and sign up to create an account for your family.

Once you set up your family group, you can add or remove child and adult members.

Once they accept the invitation, you can do things like schedule events on your family calendar, receive activity reports (child), and set screen time limits (child).

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This tutorial will show you how to create and set up your Microsoft family group for access to family features and settings.

If all child and adult members leave your family group, the group will no longer exist. You can create a new family group at anytime though.



Here's How:

1. If you are already part of another family group, then you will need to leave that family first.

2. Go to the Microsoft Family website, and sign in with your Microsoft account if not already.

3. Click/tap on the Create a family group button. (see screenshot below)

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4. You can now invite child and adult members to join your family group. (see screenshot below)

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That's it,
Shawn


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