Part 1: How to Set Up Family Rooms on Windows Phone
Part 2: How to Use Family Rooms on Windows Phone
Part 1: How to Set Up Family Rooms on Windows PhoneStep 1. Go to "Start" > "People" > "Rooms and Groups". Choose "Family Room" in the interface. Then, you will find "invite someone" in the interface. Tap on it and you will be led to a screen listing your contacts.
Step 2. Browse the contacts and tap on which you want. As you can see, the phone number of the contacts will be shown in the interface. Tap on "mobile phone" and there will pop up a prompt saying that "We'll text ‘X' an invitation to your room." "X" stands for the contact name you just chose. Just tap on "Send" to send the invitation and tap on "Done" after that.
Part 2: How to Use Family Rooms on Windows PhoneAfter setting up Family Rooms on your new Windows phone, it's time to see what you can do with it. As you can see after entering Family Rooms, there are several categories: Chat, Calendar, Photos and Notes. Please allow me to introduce them to you one by one in the next paragraph.
1. Chat: To start a new group chat, you just need to swipe to the "Chat" category and type the messages in the text box before you tap on "Send" to send it. You are also allowed to attach your location by tapping on "Location" icon near it.
2. Calendar: Calendar allows you to add an appointment or meetings into the calendar. You can choose to view in day or month by switching to the either option – "Today" or "Month". If you want to add a new event, just simply tap on "+" to add the new appointment to your calendar.
3. Photos: To see media files inclduing photos and videos, just switch to "Photos" category an click "+" to add any photos you like. Besides, you can also tap on the More option "…" and find "Refresh" to get the latest photos on your Windows phone.
4. Note: Note is also helpful for Windows phone users. You can choose "+" to add new reminder on your Windows phone. You can add the shopping list, to-do list or your short-term goal, etc. It's very handy, isn't it?
All these can be shared in Family Room and all the members in the Family Room can see these photos, calendar, notes and more. However, there's one thing you should note: Family Room works for Windows 8/8.1, if you use Windows 10, I am sorry that it doesn't support that now.