Manage your family on Google

As the family manager, you can invite up to 5 people to join your family group. You can also remove people from your family group, or delete the family group.

Add family members

If you're the family manager, you can invite up to 5 people to your family group.

For a family member to join, they need to live in the same country as you.

How to add family members

You can invite family members who are 13 (or the applicable age in your country) or older to join your family using the steps below. You'll get an email notification when someone joins your family.

Play Store app

  1. Open the Play Store app Google Play.
  2. In the top left, tap Menu Menuand then Account and then Family and then Manage family members and then Invite family members.
  3. Tap Send.

Mobile or web browser

  1. Visit the Your family on Google page.
  2. Click Invite family member.
  3. Enter your family member's email address. 
  4. Click Send.

Family Link app

Note: Family Link is only available in certain areas. To get Family Link, sign up at g.co/familylink.

  1. Open the Family Link app Family Link
  2. In the top left, tap Menu Menu and then Family group and then Invite family members.

Google One app

  1. Open the Google One app Google One.
  2. At the top, tap Settings.
  3. Tap Share Google One with your family.

Remove family members

If you're the family manager, you can remove people from your family group.

What happens when you remove someone from your family group
  • The person you remove from your family group will still keep their Google Account, and any content they purchased using the family payment method.
  • The person you remove will get an email notification letting them know they've been removed.
  • The person you remove won't be able to make new purchases using the family payment method, or access any services shared by your family group.
  • If purchases they made using the family payment method are pending, you'll still be charged for them. However, you can request a refund for unwanted or accidental purchases.
  • If you set up Google Play Family Library, any content they added will be removed, and other family members will lose access to that content. The person you remove will also lose access to anything in your Family Library.
  • If your family shares a Google One membership, the person you remove will stop using your shared storage. If they're out of storage, their files will stay safe but they won't be able to store new things. Learn more about what happens when they run out of space.
    • The person you remove will also lose access to extra member benefits and Google experts.

Note: If you want to remove a family member who is under 13 or the applicable age in your country, you need to delete their Google Account to remove them from the family.

How to remove someone from your family group

Play Store app

  1. Open the Play Store app Google Play.
  2. In the top left, tap Menu Menu and then Account and then Family and then Manage family members.
  3. Tap the name of the family member you want to remove from your family group.
  4. In the top right, tap More More and then Remove member and then Remove.

Mobile or web browser

  1. Visit the Your family on Google page.
  2. To the right of the name of the family member you want to remove, click Remove Remove.

Family Link app

Note: Family Link is only available in certain areas. To get Family Link, sign up at g.co/familylink.

  1. Open the Family Link app Family Link
  2. In the top left, tap Menu Menu and then Family group.
  3. Tap the name of the family member you want to remove.
  4. Tap Remove member

Google One app

  1. Open the Google One app Google One.
  2. At the top, tap Settings.
  3. Tap Manage family settings and then Manage family group.
  4. Tap the name of the family member you want to remove.
  5. Tap Remove member.

Delete your family group

If you're the family manager, you can delete your family group.

What happens when you delete your family group
  • Everyone from your family group keeps their Google Accounts, and anything they purchased using the family payment method.
  • If you set up Google Play Family Library, everyone from your family group loses access to the Family Library content that other family members added.
  • If any purchases your family members made using the family payment method are pending, you'll still be charged for them. However, you can request a refund for unwanted or accidental purchases.
  • If you subscribed to the Google Play Music family plan, your family will lose access to that service.
  • If your family shares a Google One membership, your family will lose access to the shared storage. If your family members run out of storage, their files will stay safe but they won't be able to store new things. Learn more about what happens when they run out of space.
    • Your family will also lose access to extra member benefits and Google experts.
  • If you delete your family group, you'll only be able to create or join another family group one more time in the next 12 months.
How to delete your family group

Note: If you used Family Link to create a Google Account for a child under 13 or the applicable age in your country, you won't be able to delete your family group without deleting your child's account.

Play Store app

  1. Open the Play Store app Google Play.
  2. In the top left, tap Menu Menu and then Account and then Family and then Manage family members.
  3. In the top right, tap More More and then Delete family group and then Delete.

Mobile or web browser

  1. Visit the Your family on Google page.
  2. Click Delete family group.

Family Link app

Note: Family Link is only available in certain areas. To get Family Link, sign up at g.co/familylink.

  1. Open the Family Link app Family Link
  2. In the top left, tap Menu Menu and then Family group.
  3. In the top right, tap More More and then Delete family group  and then Delete.

Google One app

  1. Open the Google One app Google One.
  2. At the top, tap Settings.
  3. Tap Manage family settings and then Manage family group.
  4. In the top right, tap More and then Delete family group and then Delete.
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