It's easy to move to 1Password Families

It's easy to move to 1Password Families

Stacey Harris by Stacey Harris on

Upgrading your 1Password membership to 1Password Families lets you securely share passwords and documents with family members – no matter where they are. It’s also a great way to encourage your family to adopt better digital security habits.

Whether you’re in a relationship or looking to help secure your parents, siblings, or kids, there are plenty of benefits to upgrading to a 1Password Families membership.

The benefits of 1Password Families

1Password Families is a budget-friendly way to protect your whole family. For less than the cost of two individual memberships, you’ll be able to add five family members to 1Password Families – and if you need to, you can invite more family members for one dollar a month. Upgrading to 1Password Families is a great way to save money while protecting your family.

Don’t worry if you’ve got accounts and passwords you’d rather keep to yourself, as each family member has their own private vault where they can tuck away anything they want to keep separate from the rest of the family. Even family organizers can’t gain access to another family member’s private vault.

Peace of mind for everyone

Although group chats are great for sharing your latest lockdown sourdough attempt, they’re not the best place to share passwords and documents. By keeping Wi-Fi passwords, passports, and more in a shared vault, you can be sure your family’s information is safe while still being accessible to everyone, whenever they need it.

But what if you need to securely share information with someone who isn’t in your family? Well, that’s why a family account lets you invite a guest to a shared vault. So whether you need to share the Netflix password with your friend, financial information with your accountant, or alarm codes with a house sitter, you can do so securely with 1Password Families.

Recover accounts

When you create a family account you become the designated family organizer. As the family organizer you can manage family member and guest invitations, shared vaults, settings, and account recovery.

As part of our dedication to privacy, no one at 1Password ever has access to your information. That means we can’t recover your account if you get locked out. Unlike individual accounts, if a family member loses their Master Password, a family organizer can still recover their account for them. It’s a great way to help keep less-experienced family members safe while encouraging them to practice strong online security.

As a family organizer, you can also change a family member’s role and make them a family organizer as well. By designating a second family organizer, you won’t have to be the only tech support for your family when someone requires an account recovery, or access to a shared vault. Though we know you’d never forget your Master Password, having a second family organizer means you can recover each other’s accounts, just in case.

Upgrade your 1Password membership to 1Password Families

Upgrading to 1Password Families is super simple. Note that only one family member needs to do this – all other family members will be invited during the setup process:

  1. Sign in to your account
  2. Click Invite People in the sidebar.
  3. Select Upgrade to 1Password Families.
  4. Choose a name for your family and click Upgrade Account.
  5. Click Invite People, then click Invite by Email and enter the email addresses of your family members.

After your family members accept your invitation and set up their account, make sure everyone saves a copy of their new Emergency Kit.

And that’s it, you’re done and ready to start enjoying the benefits of 1Password Families.

If you decide you want to switch back to an individual account, you can manually reverse the upgrade.

Upgrading to 1Password Families is a simple process that saves time and keeps your whole family secure. With added benefits like account recovery, shared vaults, and cost savings, it’s the perfect choice if you’re already using 1Password and want to introduce it to the most important people in your life.

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