Use shared family calendars in Outlook.com

When you add members to your Microsoft family, Outlook.com automatically creates a shared family calendar that everyone in your family can use. See your kids’ upcoming school and sports events, create recurring events like family dinners, and receive notifications about shared events on your phone.

Schedule an event on the shared family calendar

Which version of Outlook.com are you using?

The instructions are slightly different depending on whether you're using the Outlook.com beta. Choose which version you're using to see the instructions that apply to you.

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See Instructions for classic Outlook.com.

Instructions for the Outlook.com beta

After you’ve added family members to your account, anyone in your family can schedule an event on your shared calendar.

  1. Sign in to Outlook.com.

  2. At the bottom of the navigation pane, select Calendar .

  3. In the left navigation pane, under Other calendars, select the option for Family calendar and clear the options for other calendars.

    A screenshot of Family calendar in the left pane

  4. At the top of the page, select New Event.

  5. Enter the details of the event and select Save.

Instructions for classic Outlook.com

After you’ve added family members to your account, anyone in your family can schedule an event on your shared calendar.

  1. Sign in to Outlook.com.

  2. At the bottom of the navigation pane, select Calendar .

  3. At the top of the page, select New. The Details pane will open. 

  4. Under Save to calendar, select Family Calendar.

    A screenshot of the Save to calendar drop-down menu

  5. Enter the details of the event and select Save.

Frequently asked questions

  • Can I delete a shared family calendar?

    You can't manually delete a shared family calendar. The shared family calendar is automatically deleted when you remove all members from your Microsoft family.

  • Can I send an invitation using my family calendar?

    Your family calendar is only shared with the members of your Microsoft family. You can create appointments on the calendar, but can't send invitations.

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