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Share passwords in 1Password Families

Learn how to give everyone in your family access to the items they need, like wireless network passwords or shared credit cards.

Tip

If you already have a 1Password membership, it’s easy to upgrade to 1Password Families.

With 1Password Families, you can move passwords and other items to the Shared vault to make them available to everyone in your family:

  • your wireless network password
  • your Netflix password
  • emergency credit cards
  • passports
  • anything your whole family needs access to
a Shared family vault on 1Password.com

Invite your family

Before you can share with your family, you’ll need to invite them:

  1. Sign in to your account on 1Password.com.
  2. Click Invitations in the sidebar.
  3. Click the blue + button, enter their email addresses, then click Invite.

Each family member you invite will receive their own Setup Code and create their own Master 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.

To share items temporarily, you can invite someone as a guest.

Share with your family

After you’ve invited your family and confirmed their accounts, you can share information with everyone by moving items into the Shared vault:

  1. Sign in to your account on 1Password.com.
  2. Click to open a vault, then select the item you want to share.
  3. Click Share and choose Move/Copy.
  4. Click Move next to your Shared vault.
Move/Copy in the share menu

To share items with individual family members, create a new vault and share it with them.

To move items to the Shared vault in the apps

You can move multiple items at once in the 1Password app on your Mac.

  1. Open and unlock 1Password.
  2. Select an item. Select multiple items by holding down the Command key and selecting them. Select all items in a list by pressing Command-A.
  3. Choose Item menu > Move to Vault, then select your Shared vault.

You can move multiple items at once in the 1Password app on your iPhone or iPad.

  1. Open and unlock 1Password.
  2. Scroll up and tap Select Items in any item list.
  3. Select the item(s).
  4. Tap Move, then select your Shared vault.
Tap Select Items above an item list, then tap items to select them

You can move multiple items at once in the 1Password app on your Windows PC.

  1. Open and unlock 1Password.
  2. Select an item. Select multiple items by holding down the Ctrl key and selecting them. Select all the items in a list by pressing Ctrl + A.
  3. Click Share.
  4. Select the vault where you want to move the item(s), then choose Move.

    Move items to the Shared vault

You can copy multiple items at once in the 1Password app on your Android phone or tablet.

  1. Open and unlock 1Password.
  2. In any item list, tap > Select All to select all items, or tap Select to choose item(s) you’d like to copy.
  3. Tap the copy button and select your Shared vault.
Select items in an item list

Stop sharing

To stop sharing an item

To stop sharing an item with everyone in your family, remove it from the Shared vault:

To delete a family member’s account

If you’re a family organizer, you can stop sharing everything with a specific family member by deleting their account. After you delete a family member’s account, they cannot sign in to 1Password, which means:

  • They lose access to all shared items, including those in the Shared vault. This will not affect other family members’ access to shared items.
  • 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.

To permanently delete a family member’s account:

  1. Sign in to your account on 1Password.com.
  2. Click People in the sidebar.
  3. Click the name of the person whose account you want to delete.
  4. On their details page, click More Actions and choose Delete.

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