Add a parent to your family group

If you're the family manager, you can add a parent to your family group.

Add or remove a parent

Add or remove a parent

To add someone as a parent to your family group, they need to be 18 or older and be in your family group.

Play Store app

  1. Open the Google Play app Google Play.
  2. At the top right, tap the profile icon.
  3. Tap Settings and then Family and then Manage family members.
  4. Tap Invite family members.
  5. Tap Send.

Family Link app

  1. Open the Family Link app Family Link.
  2. In the top left, tap Menu Menu and then  Family Group and then Manage parent privileges.
  3. Choose someone to add or remove as a parent.
  4. Tap Confirm.

Google One app

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google One app Google One.
  2. Tap Menu and then Settings.
  3. Tap Manage family settings and then Manage family group.
  4. Tap Manage parent privileges.
  5. Choose someone to add or remove as a parent.
  6. Tap Remove.
Remove yourself as a parent

If the family manager added you as a parent, you can remove your parent privileges.

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 and then More More and then Remove parent privileges.
  3. Tap Confirm.

Family Link app

  1. Open the Family Link app Family Link.
  2. In the top left, tap Menu Menu and then  Family Group and then More More and then Remove parent privileges.
  3. Tap Confirm.

Parent privileges

Parents have most of the privileges the family manager has, which include these privileges:

  • Use Family link to manage a child’s Google Account. This includes settings that manage Google activity, screen time, and location.
  • Approve Google Play purchases or downloads made with the family payment method if purchase approvals are on.
  • View family member purchases made with the family payment method.
  • Change family members' purchase approval settings on Google Play.
    • Purchase approval settings apply only to purchases made through Google Play's billing system.

Only the family manager can:

Adults in your family can subscribe to Google One. The Google One plan manager doesn't need to be the same person as the family manager. Learn how to add family members to your Google One membership plan.

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