What is a Microsoft family group?

Applies to: Microsoft Account

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. You’ll find settings like activity reporting, screen time limits, location sharing, and content filters on account.microsoft.com/family, where you can also track kids’ spending and add money to their Microsoft accounts.

How to set up your family group

The easiest way to set up and manage your family is on account.microsoft.com/family, where you can invite members to join by selecting Create a family group and following the directions. Once they have joined, you can do things like schedule events on your family calendar, receive activity reports, and set screen time limits. 

Once you set up your group, you can add or remove members.

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