1Password is for families

Today we’re celebrating Family Day here in Ontario and throughout other parts of Canada. It’s a great way to remind ourselves of the people in our lives who are always here when we need them. Family can mean a lot of different things – my brother-in-law Mike calling to ask if I need help shovelling snow, my aunt sharing a new card game, or a friend who needs a ride to an appointment – in the end, family means “together”.

Sharing together


Most of the time, sharing lives together is as simple as sharing a meal, sharing how your day was, and – these days – sharing Wi-Fi passwords and Netflix accounts. 1Password Families can’t cook for you or get your kids to clean their rooms, but it’s great with online accounts. In fact, it’s great for sharing a lot more than passwords, too.

The Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang got me thinking about international travel, and I’m reminded of Jeff’s post about his son’s trip to Texas. He used 1Password Families to help his son prepare for his trip to the USA for an international gymnastics training camp. I’ll let him tell the story:

I created a Texas Trip vault [and] added our passports, contact info, and a credit card for emergencies (new headphones are not an emergency). In went the flights, insurance policies, consent forms, and all the rest. Finally, I added passwords for all the ways he could reach us, from Skype to FaceTime to Zoom; although, trying to get a 15-year-old to actually talk to his parents was another matter.

It was really quite reassuring to know that all of that information was there for him to easily access on either his Mac or his iPhone.

And that’s just one example. There are as many different ways to use 1Password Families as there are families. You get to choose who has access to shared information, and everyone gets their own personal vault for stuff that’s private. But no matter what you share with your family, you can be sure that your secrets are safe.

Recovering your peace of mind

One of my favourite taglines for 1Password is “Go ahead, forget your passwords”. Taking that plunge into a world of not knowing my passwords was scary, but now that I’m here, I can’t imagine going back. There’s only one password I need to remember now: my Master Password. But what happens if I forget that?! I’d normally start to feel my peace of mind slip away just thinking about that, but thanks to my family, I don’t have to worry.

Nobody at 1Password ever has access to your information. That means that if you forget your Master Password, we can’t help you recover your account. But if you have a 1Password Families membership, you can designate another family member who can help you recover your account. You get to have peace of mind because you’re in control.

Make the switch

If you have a 1Password account and have been considering inviting your family, there’s never been a better time. There are a ton of benefits to 1Password Families, some of which I mentioned above. A family account lets you:

  • Share vaults securely. Shared vaults show up on your family’s devices instantly.
  • Recover accounts. If someone in your family forgets their Master Password or can’t find their Secret Key, a family organizer can help recover their account.
  • Simplify payment. A single subscription covers a family of 5, with room to grow.

Upgrading to a family account is as easy as inviting more people.
Simply sign in to your account on 1Password.com and click Invite People in the sidebar. 😀

Love for our 1Password Family

With that, I’d like to wrap this up with a special thank you to all of our extended 1Password family members. Without the lovely people I work with every day and all the amazing customers who have supported us over the years, 1Password wouldn’t be where it is today. Thank you! And I mean it when I say we have amazing customers. Dave and I were recently away and came back one day to our room and saw this on the door:

Thank you for making truly amazing software. I use 1Password everyday (when I'm not cruising) ❤️ @miwahall

Thank you for making truly amazing software. I use 1Password everyday (when I’m not cruising) ❤ @miwahall

It’s heartwarming to be making connections with people, and we’re so glad we’ve had the chance to be a part of your lives! ❤

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Secure Your Whole Family with Our Special Family Day Special!

Happy Family Day week, everyone!

photosEvery year around Valentine’s Day we celebrate Family Day here in Canada. It’s a wonderful chance to spend some extra time with our families and harvest maple syrup. ?

And with the turkey hangover from the holidays long gone, it’s a great time to cook up a lovely family feast. After all, it’s important to keep our weight up so we can stay warm during the cold winter ?

No family gathering would be complete without our customers so we wanted to do something special for you and your family. So from our family to yours, we’re having a special 1Password Families celebration!

Special Family Day Special!

double-the-famWe introduced 1Password Families exactly one year ago today and it’s been awesome to see all the families who have signed up.

With 1Password Families, everyone in your entire family gets the security and convenience of 1Password. This includes free upgrades and access to 1Password everywhere, including Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android. And you get all of this for only $5 a month for a family of 5.

I was trying to decide how to make this even more special for our Special Family Day Special and I thought of the perfect thing. While inviting my family over for dinner I realized that 5 people is not always enough.

To celebrate Family Day, everyone who signs up their family this week will get an additional 5 family members for free! You can start by signing up here:

Special Family Day Special

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Oh, and by the way, we’re also throwing in twice the storage! If you like ham and maple syrup as much as I do, you’ll wish your jeans had as much storage space as your 1Password account! ?

What is 1Password Families?

Quite simply, 1Password Families is the best way to protect your entire family. With your membership everyone in your family gets everything they need to stay safe online and preserve their privacy, including:

  • Their own vault for storing their personal items and passwords
  • All the 1Password apps, including Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android
  • Free upgrades to every new version
  • Item History for restoring accidentally deleted or changed items
  • 1 GB 2 GB of Secure Document storage

And since we take care of everything for you, every account has built-in data loss protection. There’s no need to worry about losing everything to accidental file deletion or leaving your laptop in the oven1.

securely-shareAs great as these benefits are, where 1Password Families really shines is how it allows you to work together as a family. Together your family can:

  • Invite additional family members quickly and easily
  • Create additional vaults to keep things organized
  • Share passwords & documents with each other securely
  • Manage exactly who can see and modify individual vault contents
  • Restore access for locked out family members using Account Recovery

These features allow you to be stronger together, just like any loving family.

As you can see, 1Password Families really is the best way to use 1Password with your entire family. And you don’t all need to live at the same household to enjoy these benefits. As great as having family over can be, it’s also nice to have your own space. ?

To get all these features and start protecting your entire family, sign up here:

Sign Up Now

Oh, and if you’re already using 1Password, you can easily move your existing items into your new 1Password Families account, so there’s no need to worry there.

Whether you celebrate Family Day or not, take care and have a wonderful week with your family. And don’t forget the maple syrup.

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  1. True story. My friend thought the oven was a great place to hide their laptop. It was found after preheating the oven.