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After creating a family group, explore Microsoft Family Safety features and benefits by adding family members!

If someone is already part of a family group, they must leave or be removed from that group before joining another. They can also create a new Microsoft account to associate with a new family group. Family organizers can add family members by following the steps below. 

  1. Using a web browser, visit family.microsoft.com. Sign into your Family Safety account.

  2. Click Add a family member.

  3. Enter family member’s phone number or email address and click Next.

  4. Decide family member’s role (member or organizer) and click Next Invite.

    Note: Invitee will receive a link to join via email. It will prompt them to sign into their Microsoft account to accept and join the family group. If they are under statutory age they will also be prompted to request adult consent. 

  1. Open the Microsoft Family Safety app .

  2. Scroll down and tap Add a family member.

  3. Enter your family member’s phone number or email address and tap Next.

  4. Decide family member’s role (member or organizer) and tap Invite to family group.

    Note: Invitee will receive a link to join via email. It will prompt them to sign into their Microsoft account to accept and join the family group. If they are under statutory age they will also be prompted to request adult consent. 

If your family member does not have an Xbox Live account,

  1. Press the Xbox  button to open the guide. Then select Sign in and sign into 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 your invited family member is prompted to sign into a Microsoft account, press B on your controller. Select Get a new account to allow them to create their new Microsoft account. 

  4. When you are 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. Select Sign in and sign into your account.

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

  3. Select your invited family member's profile and 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. Select Sign in and sign into your account.

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

  3. Allow your invited family member to sign into their Microsoft account. When you are prompted, select Add to family.

Note: Invitee will receive a link to join via email. It will prompt them to sign into their Microsoft account to accept and join the family group. If they are under statutory age they will also be prompted to request adult consent. 

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