How to upgrade to family account from free account?

I have been using a free account for some time. Now I want to upgrade to a family account so that I can create shared collections with family users.

From My Account page, I don’t see a way to upgrade to a family account. The option is only to upgrade to a premium account.

How do I upgrade my free account to a family account?

You’ll want to create an organization within your free account. From there you can pick family, teams, etc.

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Are organizations the only way to share data with other users?

Yep, that’s how we group users. Items can be in an individual vault, or a shared org vault. You can also create different collections of items and assign them to users.

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Here is an article on Article on What are Organizations. You’ll need to use your Web Vault to set up your organization.

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A family in Bitwarden is just a type of organisation. Works exactly the same way as setting up a workplace organisation.

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Thanks everyone for the responses. For a new user, it’s not clear why one needs to create an org just to share some passwords to a family member. Maybe there’s some work needed on the UX side to make this more intuitive.

  • Have a dialogue box to upgrade to a Family Account on the my account page. Maybe combine this with the Go Premium dialogue box as the features are the same.
  • When someone upgrades to a family account, create a default family org for family accounts so that users are not confused as to why does one need to create an org for a family account.
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For more information, have a look into Organisation or collection?

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