Using Family Sharing in your Avast Account

The Family Sharing feature in your Avast Account allows you to share an Avast subscription with up to 5 other people.

Family Sharing is currently only available on Windows and Android devices for the following Avast subscriptions:
  • Avast Premium Security (Multi-Device)
  • Avast One Family
We are actively working on allowing Family Sharing for Mac and iOS devices. We also plan to allow Family Sharing for more Avast subscriptions in the future.

This article explains how to set up and use Family Sharing. Refer to the information in the relevant section below, depending on if you are the Family Organizer (you will share your subscription) or a Family Member (the subscription will be shared with you).

Send invitations

To invite people to join your Avast Family:

  1. Sign in to your Avast Account using the link below:
  2. Click the Family Sharing tile.
  3. Click Copy link to copy the invitation link to your clipboard.
  4. Share the copied link using your preferred method. For example, you can paste the invitation link to an email message, then send the email to the new member of your Avast Family. The method for pasting the copied link varies according to your device.

    Position the cursor where you want to paste the link, then follow the relevant step below:
    • Windows PC: On your keyboard, press the Ctrl key and V key simultaneously.
    • Mac: On your keyboard, press the ⌘ Command key and V key simultaneously.
    • Android device: Touch and hold your screen, then select Paste.
    • iPhone / iPad: Double tap your screen, then select Paste.

You can invite up to 5 people to join your Avast Family. Subscriptions that are shared using Family Sharing can be activated on a maximum of 30 devices simultaneously. This applies regardless of the the number of Family Members in your Avast Family.

Manage your Avast Family

  1. Sign in to your Avast Account using the link below:
  2. Click the Family Sharing tile.

The following options are available via the Family Sharing screen:

  1. View and manage your Avast Family: View your current Family Members. These are the Avast Accounts that are currently sharing your Avast subscription. To remove a Family Member from this list, click the trash icon in the relevant panel.
  2. Invite Family Members: Add Family Members to your Avast Family by sending an invitation link. Click Copy link to copy the invitation link to your clipboard.
  3. View shared subscriptions: View all of the subscriptions you are currently sharing with your Avast Family.

Manage your subscription

As the Family Organizer, you can manage your Avast subscriptions by clicking the Subscriptions tile on the main screen of your Avast Account. Options include:

  • Check the next billing date.
  • Renew the subscription.
  • Cancel the subscription.

For more information, refer to the following article:

Only the Family Organizer is able to renew, cancel, or view payment details relating to the Avast subscriptions that are shared via Family Sharing.

Join an Avast Family

After you click the invitation link that you received from the Family Organizer, you need to either create a new Avast Account, or sign in to an existing Avast Account before you can install and activate the products that are included in the shared subscription.

Create a new Avast Account

If you do not yet have an Avast Account:

  1. Click the invitation link that you received from the Family Organizer.
  2. Click Create an account.
  3. Enter your email address, then click Continue. A confirmation email is sent to the email address you provided.
  4. Open your email inbox and locate the email from notification@emails.avast.com with the subject: Please verify your email address.
  5. Click the Verify email button included in the email.
  6. Enter a new password for your Avast Account, then click Continue.
  7. Click Continue to access the Avast Account portal.

You have created an Avast Account and joined your Avast Family. You can now install and activate the products that are included in the shared subscription.


Sign in to an existing Avast Account

If you already have an Avast Account:

  1. Click the invitation link that you received from the Family Organizer.
  2. Follow the relevant step below:
    1. If you are already signed in to your Avast Account:
      • Check that the Avast Account under You're signed in as is the Avast Account that you want to use for Family Sharing, then click Join family. If you want to use a different Avast Account for Family Sharing, click Sign in as someone else.
    2. If you are not signed in to your Avast Account:
      • Click Continue to Sign-in. Enter the credentials for the Avast Account that you want to use for Family Sharing, then click Continue. Click Join family to confirm.

You have signed in to your Avast Account and joined your Avast Family. You can now install and activate the products that are included in the shared subscription.

Install and activate products

After you have successfully joined your Avast Family, follow the steps below:

  1. Install the product that you want to start using. For instructions, refer to the relevant article below according to device and product:
  2. Activate the shared subscription by signing in to the newly installed Avast application with your Avast Account credentials. For instructions, refer to the relevant article below according to device and product:

The shared subscription is now active and your Avast product is ready to use.

Subscriptions that are shared using Family Sharing can be activated on a maximum of 30 devices simultaneously. This applies regardless of the the number of Family Members in your Avast Family.

Manage Family Sharing

After you have successfully joined an Avast Family, you can manage Family Sharing preferences via your Avast Account:

  1. Sign in to your Avast Account using the link below:
  2. Click the Family Sharing tile.

The following options are available via the Family Sharing screen:

  1. View shared subscriptions: View all of the subscriptions that your Family Organizer is currently sharing with you.
  2. Leave Family: Leave this Avast Family if you need to join a different Avast Family, or start your own Avast Family.
It is not possible to be a member of multiple Avast Families simultaneously. If you want to join a new Avast Family, you first need to leave your current Avast Family.
  • Avast Premium Security 21.x for Windows
  • Avast One 21.x for Windows

  • Avast Mobile Security Premium 6.x for Android
  • Avast One 1.x for Android
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Home / Pro / Enterprise / Education - 32 / 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 / Pro / Enterprise - 32 / 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 8 / Pro / Enterprise - 32 / 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic / Home Premium / Professional / Enterprise / Ultimate - Service Pack 1 with Convenient Rollup Update, 32 / 64-bit

  • Google Android 5.0 (Lollipop, API 21) or later

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