Add people to your family group

You can add someone to your family group on your PCon Xbox, or in the Microsoft Family Safety app. To learn more about the benefits of a family group and how to set one up, see What is a Microsoft family group?

Note: Your family group is a way to manage how members of your family use their Microsoft accounts. If you're just trying to add an account to your own PC, see Create a local user or administrator account in Windows 10.

Add someone in the Family Safety app

If you already have a family group created and sign in to the Microsoft Family Safety app, they'll appear automatically. To add more family members, or add some after you create a family:

  1. Sign in to Family Safety with your Microsoft account.

  2. Tap Add someone at the bottom of your home screen.

  3. Enter a phone number or email address to invite someone, or create a new email and account for them (like if they're a child).

  4. Decide if you want them to be an Organizer or a Member, then send the invite.

Add someone on the web

We'll email or text an invitation to each person you want to add and they'll need to accept to join the family group. If you're adding an account for a young child, you can set up an email address and monitor it.

To add someone to your family group:

  1. Go to family.microsoft.com.

  2. Sign in with your Microsoft account, then select Add a family member.

  3. Select Member or Organizer.

  4. Enter an email address or phone number for the person you want to add, then select Send invite.

    Note: If the person you're adding is already part of another family group, they'll first need to be removed from that family group, or they'll need a new Microsoft account for your family group.

  5. Have the person you invited accept your invitation from the email or text message they receive. Or, in the Notifications section, select Accept now next to Pending member. You'll be signed out so the person you're trying to add can sign in to their account and accept the invitation.

Add someone on Xbox

The way you add someone to your family group on Xbox depends on whether they’re new to Xbox Live or already have an Xbox Live account. For kids who are new to Xbox Live, add them to your family group on the console, then manage their family settings on family.microsoft.com. Otherwise, they may not appear in your list of family members on the console.

If your family member doesn’t have an Xbox Live account

  1. Press the Xbox  button to open the guide, then select Sign in and sign in with your account.

  2. Press the Xbox  button again and select Profile & system > Settings  > Account > Family settings > Manage family membersAdd to family > Add new.

  3. When the person you want to add is prompted to sign in using their Microsoft account email address, press B on your controller, then move the left stick down to select Get a new account, and have them follow the steps to create a Microsoft account.

  4. When you’re prompted, select Add to family.

If your family member has an Xbox Live account on your console

  1. Press the Xbox  button to open the guide, then select Sign in and sign in with your account.

  2. Press the Xbox  button again and select Profile & system > Settings  > Account > Family settings > Manage family membersAdd to family.

  3. Select the profile for the person you want to add, then press the A button on your controller.


If your family member has an Xbox Live account that’s not on your console

  1. Press the Xbox  button to open the guide, then select Sign in and sign in with your account.

  2. Press the Xbox  button again and select Profile & system > Settings  > Account > Family settings > Manage family membersAdd to family > Add new.

  3. Have the person you want to add sign in with their Microsoft account email address and password, and when you’re prompted, select Add to family.

Other

Managing accounts for kids

For more information on managing a member account when they're a child, see:

Related topics

If you want to share software subscriptions or Xbox features, see: 

Get weekly email reports of your child’s online activity on Windows 10 and Xbox devices, or on Android devices with Microsoft Family Safety installed. You can also review activity on family.microsoft.com any time. You’ll see websites they visit, their browsing history, apps and games they use, and how much screen time they had. Activity reporting is a great way to keep an eye on things and adjust family settings accordingly.

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