Share Office 365 Home with up to four people in your household

When you subscribe to Office 365 Home, you can share your subscription benefits with up to 4 people. It’s as simple as sending an email. Each person:

  • Gets their own free 1 TB OneDrive storage.

  • Can use any available Office installs for PC, Mac, tablets, and smartphones.

  • Gets 60 Skype minutes of calling per month to mobile phones in 8 countries and to landlines in 60+ countries (only in markets where Skype is available).

  • Gets their own My Account page where they can install Office, and view and manage their own installs.

Invite someone to share your subscription benefits

  1. Sign in to your My Account page. Be sure to use the same Microsoft account you used to set up your subscription.

  2. In the Share Office 365 section, choose Share Office 365.

    Screen shot of the My Account page with the "Share Office 365" button selected.
  3. In the Share your subscription benefits section, choose Add user.

    Screen shot of the Share Office 365 page with the "Add user" option selected.
  4. Type the email address of the person you want to share with and choose Send Invite. The invitation will expire after 30 days.

    Screen shot of the "Add a user to this subscription" dialog box.

    Important   The invitation will be sent from your Microsoft account. If the person you invite doesn’t get the invitation, ask them to check their junk mail folder for a message with “Office 365” in the subject.

    Each person you invite will get their own account page that they can use to install Office. After they install Office, you’ll see the computer names, Used By, and dates installed on your Install page.

    Screen shot of the Install page with a computer name and the name of the person who installed Office selected.

If you have trouble installing, try these try these common solutions.

Send an invitation from a different email account

If you want to send the invitation from a different email account, you can.

  1. On your My Account page, choose Share Office 365.

    Screen shot of the My Account page with the "Share Office 365" button selected.
  2. In the Share your subscription benefits section, under the person’s name, choose Manage.

    Screen shot of the Share Office 365 page with a pending shared subscription user selected.
  3. In the dialog box, copy the link and send it using the email account you prefer.

    Screen shot of the dialog box for a pending invitation with a link to send via email and a button to remove the invitation.

A few things to keep in mind

When you share your subscription, the people you share with can use any of your available installs—they aren’t limited to just one install. If you want them to use only one or two installs, let them know.

If someone you share with uses more Office installs than you want them to, don’t worry, you’re still in control. You can deactivate installs to make more available. Deactivating an install doesn’t remove someone from your subscription. They’ll get to keep their extra OneDrive storage and can still use your Office installs if they become available.

If you want to remove someone from your subscription, you can. When you remove someone they’ll lose all your subscription benefits, like extra OneDrive storage and the ability to use your Office installs.

Applies To: Access 2013, Excel 2013, Outlook 2013, Publisher 2013, Word 2013, Excel Online, OneNote Online, Word Online, PowerPoint Online, Office 2013, OneNote 2013, PowerPoint 2013, Word for Mac 2011



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