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
Sign in to your Microsoft account page.
At the top of the page, select Family.
Select either Add a child or Add an adult.
Enter your family member’s email address, and select Send invite.
If your family member already has a Microsoft account and you know the password, select Sign the adult in or Sign my child in and skip step 5.
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 a new email address for your child.
Your family member will receive an invitation email. To complete the process, he or she must select Accept in the invitation email and sign in to his or her Microsoft account.
If your family member doesn’t have a Microsoft account, he or she can select Create one on the Microsoft account sign-in page.
Schedule an event on the shared family calendar
Once you’ve added family members to your account, anyone in your family can schedule an event on your shared calendar.
Sign in to Outlook.com or Outlook on the web.
At the top of the page, select the App Launcher > Calendar.
At the top of the page, select New.
Under Save to calendar, select Family Calendar.
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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