My husband and I have separate, individual accounts. We'd like to merge them.

My husband and I have separate, individual accounts. We'd like to merge them, but we want to make sure we can do this without losing any of our individual data. If I invite him to join me and upgrade to a Family account, what happens in terms of his individual account? Will he be able to transfer his existing data, and will his individual account simply go away? Or will he need to transfer his data and then actively cancel his individual account? Or...?

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  • BenBen AWS Team

    Team Member

    Hey Jen ( @jenbmcd )

    Thanks for taking the time to write in. This is a great question that I don't recall seeing asked before, but I'm sure other folks will run into at some point.

    The short answer is: the latter. When you invite your husband to your account he'll set up a new set of 1Password credentials (new Secret Key, Master Password, Emergency Kit, etc) that are tied to your 1Password Families account. This is entirely independent of his existing individual account -- the two know nothing about each other. Make sure he keeps good records during this process. We recommend printing the Emergency Kit and writing in the Master Password on it, then storing it in a safe place.

    He'll need to copy the data from his vaults in his current individual account into vaults that are part of the 1Password Families account, and then cancel his individual account.

    If you or he need any help along the way please feel free to write back! :)


  • Thanks so much, Ben! We'll give that a try.

  • FrankFrank

    Team Member

    Fantastic! On behalf of Ben you're very welcome. Let us know if you run into any questions along the way. We're happy to help out.

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