Changes to family features

We update this page regularly to keep you informed about new things you can use now and what's coming up next.

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Shared Family Calendar
  • It’s an Outlook calendar for your Microsoft family.
  • Everyone in your family gets automatic access to it, and can view and setup events.
  • Access the shared family calendar on any device (Windows, iOS, Android) when you add your Microsoft account to that device.
  • If you don't see a family calendar just yet, sit tight. We’re still rolling out this new experience, and we’ll send you an email once we create your family calendar.
One Microsoft family for Windows PC , Windows Phone and Xbox
Manage your family in one place at account.microsoft.com/family. See the settings for each child in your family, and make changes to their settings online.
Screen Time changes
  • Set multiple screen time limits per day for your kids' devices. You can also view the allowed time in a calendar.
  • When your child runs out of screen time on a device, enter your password and give them more screen time on the same device. This works even when you don't have internet access.
Notifications from your kids
When your kid asks permission to browse a blocked website, you'll get a toast notification on your Windows PC and you can give permission right away.
Safer web browsing
  • Most commonly used browsers don't have web filtering. To keep your children safer, we'll automatically block these browsers on their devices. You can always choose to allow your child to use other browsers.
  • Allow list only for Web browsing : Choose which websites you want you want to allow your kid to visit. They'll be blocked from any other websites not on the allowed list. Turn on website blocking at account.microsoft.com/family.
Activity Reporting
Easily see your kid's activity for the past week. We'll send you an email with your kid's activity info and links to account.microsoft.com/family for more detailed info.
Family friendly Store
  • Easily add money to your kid's Microsoft account, and set limits for how much your kids spend in the store on account.microsoft.com/family.
  • Review the credit cards on your child’s account.
  • When your child is browsing content in the store they'll only be able to see age appropriate content.