To let others use your Google One storage space, try Google One family sharing. All members of a Google One family plan can find how much shared storage they use. Your files aren't shared with the rest of your family, and they can't access your files without your permission.
The person who shares their storage is called the Google One plan manager. This person can start or stop sharing their Google One family plan at any time. You can share Google One with up to 5 family members.
There are 2 kinds of storage space: personal storage space and shared storage space.
- Each member of the family group gets 15GB of personal storage space for their files. A family member’s files fill up their personal space first.
- There is also shared storage split between everyone in your family group. After a family member's personal storage gets filled up, their files count toward the shared storage space. Family members can use as much of this available storage as they want.
- Others in your family won’t have access to your files unless you share them directly.
- When you make a family group, extra benefits are shown to everyone in your family, except accounts managed by parents. Some benefits go to the first family member who claims them.
Requirements for joining a family
To join a family group, you need to:
- Have a Google Account. You can't join a family with a Google Account from your work, school, or other organization.
- Live in the same country as the family manager.
- Be part of just one family group.
- Be in no other family group in the past 12 months.
Google One family plan members will:
- Stop using your available storage. If they run out of storage, their files will stay safe, but they won't be able to store anything new. Learn more about what happens when they run out of space.
- Lose access to experts who answer questions about Google products.
- Lose the ability to see or claim benefits.
Share Google One storage, membership, & benefits with your family group
To set up a family group, you must be 18 years or older. The people you invite need to live in the same country as you.
A family group allows family members to:
- Share a single payment method.
- Use Google's family services.
- Share digital purchases.
- Share family subscriptions, such as a Google One membership.
Step 1: Set up a family group
- On your computer, sign into your Google Account.
- Visit the Your family on Google page.
- Click Get Started Create family group.
- Follow the instructions to add family members and set up a Family Library.
For more info, learn about the roles you set when you create a family group.
Step 2: Share with your family
- On your computer, go to Google One.
- On the left, click Settings.
- Turn Share Google One with family on.
For more info, learn how to manage a family group.