Account management

Add and remove family members

Learn how to invite people to your family account, and suspend or delete their accounts.

After you’ve created your account, you can add and remove family members at any time.

To get started, sign in to your account on

Add a family member

To add family members to your account:

  1. Click Invitations in the sidebar.
  2. Click Invite by Email and enter their email address.
  3. Click Invite.

Each family member you invite will receive their own Secret Key and create their own account password to use on their devices. After each account is set up, you’ll receive an email notification. Click the link in the email to confirm each account.

Learn more about 1Password subscription billing when you add a family member to your account.

Remove family members

If you’re a family organizer, you can remove someone from your family account. Click People in the sidebar to either suspend accounts temporarily or remove them permanently.

Suspend an account temporarily

To temporarily revoke a family member’s access to vaults and items, suspend their account:

  1. Click the name of the person you want to suspend.
  2. On their details page, click More Actions and choose Suspend.

Remove a family member’s account permanently

After you remove a family member’s account, they can’t sign in to 1Password, which means:

  • They lose all the items in their Private vault. Because the items weren’t shared with any other family members, no one will be able to access them.
  • They lose access to all shared items, including those in the Shared vault. This won’t affect other family members’ access to shared items.

To permanently remove a family member’s account:

  1. Click People in the sidebar.
  2. Click the name of the person you want to remove.
  3. On their details page, click More Actions and choose Delete.

Learn more about 1Password subscription billing when you remove a family member from your account.

Get help

If a family member needs to transfer 1Password data from a former account after accepting their invitation to join the family account, ask them to follow these steps:

  1. Make sure they’re signed in to both accounts in one of the 1Password apps.
  2. Use the app to move or copy items from their former account into their new account.
  3. Sign out of their former account in the app.

After they transfer their 1Password data into their new account, they can cancel the subscription for their former account or choose to delete it.

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