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Add a parent to your family group

If you're the family manager, you can add a second 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 in your family group, and be 18 or older.

Play Store app

  1. Open the Play Store app Play Store.
  2. In the top left, tap Menu Menu and then Account and then Family and then Manage family members and then Manage parent privileges.
  3. Choose someone to add or remove as a parent.
  4. 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 Manage parent privileges.
  3. Choose someone to add or remove as a parent.
  4. Tap Confirm.
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 Play Store.
  2. In the top left, tap Menu Menu and then Account and then Family and then View 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, including things like:

  • Managing accounts for children under 13 in Family Link, including changing account info and managing settings like Google activity, screen time, and location
  • Approving Google Play purchases or downloads made using the family payment method if purchase approvals are on
  • Seeing purchases made by family members using the family payment method
  • Changing family members' purchase approval settings on Google Play

Only the family manager can:

  • Add or remove family members
  • Add or remove a second parent
  • Delete the family group
  • Subscribe to family services like the Google Play Music family plan
  • Add or edit the family payment method
  • Create, delete, or recover a deleted Google Account for a child under 13
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