Microsoft 365 Family
Helping your family to be more creative, organized, and secure
It’s possible to run your life like a pro with premium productivity apps, extra cloud storage, advanced security, and more, all in one convenient subscription.
For up to 6 people
Works across multiple devices
1 TB storage per user
For Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android1
Premium apps included
Microsoft 365 Highlights
Protect what’s important
Breathe easy knowing you can back up and access photos and files across your devices with 1 TB of OneDrive cloud storage. Plus, with your own Personal Vault folder in OneDrive, you get an added layer of security with two-step identity verification for your most important files.
Organize your time
Now you can manage multiple calendars in one view, sort through emails quickly with Focused Inbox, and use Suggested Replies to instantly hit send and move on. You can even do all this when you’re offline to keep life moving forward.
Accomplish more together
Whether it’s a school project, sales pitch, or newsletter, you can seamlessly work with others at the same time. It’s easy to share OneDrive files from your PC or mobile device and let friends, classmates, or family view, make suggestions, and edit the document.
Bring your ideas to life
Get a creative boost from Microsoft 365 with editing and writing suggestions in Word, data insights in Excel, and design, layout, and color options in PowerPoint. As a subscriber, you have access to smart assistance features and premium content in each app.
Premium creative content
AI-powered creative tools
OneDrive PC folder backup
OneDrive ransomware detection & recovery
Microsoft 365 makes life easier
Outlook.com premium email service
Access (PC only)
Publisher (PC only)
- iOS and Android require separate app installation.
- The security features apply to customers who have an @outlook.com, @hotmail.com, @live.com, or @msn.com email address.
- 60 monthly minutes. Skype account required. Excludes special, premium, and non-geographic numbers. Calls to phones are for select countries only. Skype minutes available in select countries. Exclusions apply.
|Computer and processor||PC: 1.6 gigahertz (GHz) or faster, 2-core
Mac: Intel processor
Android: ARM-based or Intel x86 processor
|Memory||PC: 4GB RAM; 2 GB RAM (32-bit)
Mac: 4 GB RAM
|Hard Disk||PC: 4.0 GB of available disk space
Mac: 10 GB of available disk space. HFS+ hard disk format (also known as Mac OS Extended or APFS)
|Display||PC: 1280 x 768 screen resolution
Mac: 1280 x 800 screen resolution
|Graphics||PC: Graphics hardware acceleration requires DirectX 9 or later, with WDDM 2.0 or higher for Windows 10 (or WDDM 1.3 or higher for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update).
Mac: No graphics requirements
|Operating System||PC: Windows 10, Windows 8.1
Mac: The two most recent versions of macOS
iOS: The two most recent versions of iOS
Android: The last 4 major versions of Android
For the best experience, use the latest version of any operating system specified above
|Browser||The current version of Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome, or Firefox.|
|.NET version||PC: Some features may require .NET 3.5 or 4.6 and higher to also be installed|
|Other||Internet functionality requires an Internet connection. Fees may apply.
A touch-enabled device is required to use any multi-touch functionality. But, all features and functionality are always available by using a keyboard, mouse, or other standard or accessible input device.
Product functionality and graphics may vary based on your system configuration. Some features may require additional or advanced hardware or server connectivity.
Microsoft 365: Compare Plans
Microsoft 365 Family
(formerly Office 365 Home)
One convenient subscription for up to 6 people. Includes premium productivity apps, up to 6 TB of cloud storage (1 TB per person), and advanced security for all your devices.
Premium apps included
Microsoft 365 Personal
(formerly Office 365 Personal)
One convenient subscription that includes premium productivity apps, 1 TB of cloud storage, and advanced security for all your devices.
Premium apps included
Office Home & Student 2019
The essentials for individuals to get it all done. Classic versions of the Office apps installed on 1 PC or Mac.
Premium apps included
|Microsoft 365 Family||Microsoft 365 Personal||Office Home & Student 2019|
|Usage||Up to 6 people||1 person||1 PC/Mac|
|Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote1
Work offline and apply advanced formatting with powerful desktop apps.
|OneDrive cloud storage
Back up and access your files and photos across your devices. Save your Office documents to OneDrive to enable AutoSave and easy sharing.
|Up to 6 TB
(1 TB per person)
Bring your email and calendars together in one desktop app.
|AI-powered creative tools
Get helpful design and writing suggestions with features like Designer, Ideas, and the new Microsoft Editor.
|Premium creative content
Access an extended collection of royalty-free creative content, including templates, stock photos, icons, and fonts.
|OneDrive Advanced Security
Know your files are protected with built-in ransomware detection and recovery2 and use two-step identity verification to access your most important files in OneDrive Personal Vault.
Keep in touch with friends and family on their mobile phones or landlines with 60 minutes of Skype calling per month.3
|Works on Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android4
Use on your favorite devices at home or on the go.
|Access to the latest updates
Stay ahead of the curve with access to the latest features as soon as they’re released.
|Special partner offers
Access to new and unique benefits from several Microsoft partners.
|Ongoing technical support
Get help via chat or phone at no extra cost throughout your subscription.
|How to buy||Purchase an annual or monthly subscription5||Purchase an annual or monthly subscription5||One-time purchase|
- OneNote features vary by platform.
- OneDrive ransomware recovery allows you to recover previous file versions for up to 30 days prior from the date of the attack.
- 60 monthly minutes. Skype account required. Excludes special, premium, and non-geographic numbers. Calls to phones are for select countries only. Skype minutes available in select countries. Exclusions apply. See more information here.
- App availability varies by device/language. iOS and Android require separate app download.
- Cancel anytime to stop future charges.
What is the difference between Office 2019 (one-time purchase) and Microsoft 365 (subscription)?
Office 2019 is sold as a one-time purchase, which means you pay a single, up-front cost to get Office apps for one computer. One-time purchases are available for both PCs and Macs. However, there are no upgrade options which means if you plan to upgrade to the next major release, you'll have to buy it at full price.
Microsoft 365 is a subscription that includes the most collaborative, up-to-date features in one seamless, integrated experience. Microsoft 365 includes the robust Office desktop apps that you’re familiar with, like Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. You also get extra online storage and cloud-connected features that let you collaborate on files in real time. With a subscription, you'll always have the latest features, fixes, and security updates along with ongoing tech support at no extra cost. You can choose to pay for your subscription on a monthly or yearly basis, and the Microsoft 365 Family plan lets you share your subscription with your family for up to 6 people, and use your apps on multiple PCs, Macs, tablets, and phones.
I'm an existing O365 subscriber. What does this mean for me?
This means that your Office 365 subscription will automatically be renamed to Microsoft 365. Get everything you love about Office 365, plus the additional benefits as they are released, all at the same price. No action is needed from your end. Changes will begin starting April 21, 2020.
How do I know if my PC or Mac can run Microsoft 365?
Microsoft 365 is compatible with PC, Mac, Android, and iOS.See system requirements for compatible versions of your devices, and for other feature requirements.
Will Microsoft 365 be identical on a PC and on a Mac?
No. Microsoft 365’s applications are tailored for each platform and each operating system. The applications available for Mac users and the specific features included may be different from those available for PC users. With Microsoft 365, you can be flexible. With your account, you are not limited to exclusively Mac or exclusively PC, so you can transition across devices.
Do I keep control of my documents with a Microsoft 365 subscription?
Yes. Documents that you have created belong fully to you. You can choose to store them online on OneDrive or locally on your PC or Mac.
Is internet access required for Microsoft 365?
Internet access is required to install and activate all the latest releases of apps and services included in all Microsoft 365 subscription plans. Note that if you are an existing subscriber, you do not need to reinstall or purchase another subscription.
For Microsoft 365 plans, Internet access is also needed to manage your subscription account, for example to install Office apps on other PCs or to change billing options. Internet access is also required to access documents stored on OneDrive, unless you install the OneDrive desktop app
You should also connect to the Internet regularly to keep your version of Microsoft 365 up to date and to benefit from automatic upgrades. If you do not connect to the Internet at least every 31 days, your apps will go into reduced functionality mode, which means that you can view or print your documents but cannot edit the documents or create new ones. To reactivate your apps, simply reconnect to the Internet.
You do not need to be connected to the Internet to use the Office apps, such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, because the apps are fully installed on your computer.
What is a Microsoft account and why do I need it for Microsoft 365?
Your Microsoft account is the combination of an email address and password that you use to sign in to services like OneDrive, Xbox LIVE, and Outlook.com. If you use any of these services, you already have a Microsoft account that you can use or you can create a new account.
As part of signing up for a trial or purchasing Microsoft 365, you will be prompted to sign in with a Microsoft account. You must be signed in with this account to install and manage your Microsoft 365 subscription, or to use some subscription benefits, including OneDrive storage.
How many people can use a Microsoft 365 subscription?
You can share Microsoft 365 Family with 5 other people in your household, for a total of 6 users. Microsoft 365 Personal can be used by one person.
How do I share my subscription benefits with members of my family?
If you have an active Microsoft 365 Family subscription, you can share it with up to five members of your household. Each household member you share your subscription with can install Microsoft 365 on all their devices and sign in to five devices at the same time.
To add someone to your subscription, visit https://account.microsoft.com and follow the on-screen instructions to add a user. Each person you add will receive an email with the steps they need to follow. Once they have accepted and completed the steps, their information, including the installs they are using, will appear on their My Account page. You can stop sharing your subscription with someone or remove a device they are using at https://account.microsoft.com.
When I share my subscription with others will they also be able to see one another’s OneDrive files?
The files and folders you store in OneDrive are private. If you’d like, you can use OneDrive to share photos, Microsoft Office documents, other files, and entire folders with people. You can see who a OneDrive file is shared with or stop sharing at any time.
- Pricing and product availability subject to change without notice.