Create a shared family calendar in Outlook.com

Create a shared family calendar using Microsoft family to keep up to date with your family’s day-to-day activities. See your kids’ upcoming school and sports events, create recurring events like family dinners, and receive notifications about shared events on your phone.

Note: If you don't see your family calendar, don't worry. We're rolling out shared family calendars starting with Windows Insiders. We'll send you an email when we create your family calendar.

What is Microsoft family?

Microsoft family makes it easy to stay on top of your kids’ online activities. With Microsoft family, you can add money to your kids’ Microsoft accounts and set age limits on their purchases. Activity reports let you check in on your kids’ online activity, and if you need to, you can block specific apps, games, or websites.

When you add family members to your Microsoft family, we’ll automatically create a shared family calendar that everyone in your family can use. Events added to the shared family calendar will be visible on everyone’s personal calendar, whether they’re using a PC, iPhone, or Android phone.

Add family members to your account

  1. Go to account.microsoft.com/family.

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

    A screenshot of the Add a family member button

  3. Select Child or Adult.

  4. Enter your family member’s email address or mobile number, and select Send invite.

    Tip: If your child doesn’t have an email address, you can sign him or her up for a free Outlook.com email address by selecting Create one for them.

  5. The person you’ve invited will need to accept your invitation from their email or text message, or you can add them on account.microsoft.com/family by selecting Accept now next to their email address. You’ll find it in the Notifications section at the top of the page under Pending member.

    If you select Accept now, you'll sign out so the person you've invited can sign in to their Microsoft account and join the family. Then you can sign back in and finish setting things up.

    Note: If the person you're adding to your family is already part of another family, they will first have to be removed from their current family.

Schedule an event on the shared family calendar

A screenshot of the Outlook Calendar showing a shared family event.

Once 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 top of the page, select the App Launcher The App Launcher button. > Calendar.

    A screenshot of the Calendar tile in the Office 365 App Launcher.

  3. At the top of the page, select New.

  4. Under Save to calendar, select Family Calendar.

  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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