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    What Are the Different Roles in a Nintendo Account Family Group?


    There are four different roles that can exist in a family group. Each role can perform different functions.

    • A Nintendo Account can have more than one role. For example, an admin aged 18+ will automatically also be assigned a parent / guardian role within the family group.
    • All current members and roles in your family group are listed in the “Family Group” section of your Nintendo Account settings.
    • If one person in the family group purchases a Nintendo Switch Online family membership, all members of the family group will be covered for as long as they remain in the purchaser's family group. Anyone aged 18+ can purchase a family membership; they do not have to be an account admin.

    Role Age Number per Family Group This account can:
    Admin 16+ 1
    (no Family Group designation)
    16+ Up to 7
    Parent / Guardian 18+ Up to 8
    Supervised Any.

    Note: This role is automatically assigned to Nintendo Accounts for children aged 15 and under.
    Up to 7
    • Supervised Nintendo Accounts can use the standard Nintendo Account features (Nintendo eShop, My Nintendo, etc), but cannot perform any functions within the family group.

    Warning: Funds and content are tied to your Nintendo Account and cannot be transferred to any other person, account or entity. They are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for cash or credit.