How to Share Ring Camera Access With Family and Friends

Do you have a Ring camera at your home or office? If yes, then you might want to share the camera access with your family and friends. This way, you can let them see what’s happening at your place, or ask them to keep an eye on things when you are away. 😊

Sharing Ring camera access is easy and convenient. You can add anyone as a shared user and permit them to view your camera live stream, receive motion alerts, and control the camera settings. You can also revoke the access anytime you want. 👍

In this article, we will show you how to share Ring camera access with family and friends, and why you would want to do that. We will also answer some frequently asked questions about sharing Ring camera access. Let’s get started!

Also Read – If you are a Blink Camera user, you can share camera access by following this guide.

How to Add a Shared User on Ring

There are two ways to add a shared user on Ring: from the Ring app or from a browser. Here are the steps for both methods:

Adding a Shared User from the Ring App

Follow these steps to share your Riing camera access with someone(family or friend) using the Ring app.

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  1. Open the Ring app on your smartphone or tablet and tap the menu icon (three horizontal lines) at the top left corner.
  2. Tap on “Settings” and then tap on “Shared Users”.
  3. Tap on “Add User” and enter the email address of the person you want to share the camera access with. You can also add a name and a message for the invitation.
  4. Tap on “Send Invite” and wait for the person to accept the invitation.

Adding a Shared User from a Browser

Follow these steps to add a user to your ring devices by using ring website.

  1. Go to ring.com and log in to your account.
  2. Click on your name at the top right corner and select “Account”.
  3. Click on “Shared Users” and then click on “Add User”.
  4. Enter the email address of the person you want to share the camera access with. You can also add a name and a message for the invitation.
  5. Click on “Send Invite” and wait for the person to accept the invitation.

Accepting Shared User Invitation

Once you send the invitation, the person you want to share the camera access with will receive an email from Ring. They will need to follow these steps to accept the invitation:

  1. Open the email from Ring and click on the link to accept the invitation.
  2. If they already have a Ring account, they will need to log in to their account. If they don’t have a Ring account, they will need to create one.
  3. Once they log in or create an account, they will see a confirmation message that they have been added as a shared user.
  4. They can now access your camera from the Ring app or from a browser.

How to Manage Permission of Shared Users

As the owner of the Ring camera, you can manage the permission of the shared users that you have added. You can grant or revoke the permission to view the camera live stream, receive motion alerts, and control the camera settings. You can also remove the shared users completely if you want.

Here are the steps to manage the permission of shared users on Ring:

  1. Open the Ring app or go to ring.com and log in to your account.
  2. Tap or click on the menu icon and select “Settings”.
  3. Tap or click on “Shared Users” and then tap or click on the name of the shared user that you want to manage.
  4. You will see a list of permissions that you can toggle on or off for the shared user. You can also tap or click “Remove User” to remove the shared user completely.
  5. Tap or click on “Save” to confirm your changes.

Also Read – If you want to permanently transfer the ownership of ring access, then read this guide.

Why Would You Share Ring Camera Access?

There are many reasons why you would want to share Ring camera access with your family and friends. Here are some of them:

  • You can let them see what’s happening at your home or office, especially if you have pets, kids, or elderly people who need supervision. 😍
  • You can ask them to monitor things when you are away, such as checking for deliveries, intruders, or suspicious activities. 😎
  • You can share fun moments with them, such as watching your dog play, your kid’s birthday party, or your family reunion. 😂
  • You can give them control over your camera settings, such as turning on or off the motion alerts, the siren, or the lights. 😊

Conclusion

Sharing Ring camera access with your family and friends is a great way to stay connected, secure, and entertained. You can easily add anyone as a shared user and permit them to view your camera live stream, receive motion alerts, and control the camera settings. You can also revoke the access anytime you want.

We hope this article has helped you learn how to share Ring camera access with your family and friends. If you have any questions or feedback, please let us know in the comments below. Thank you for reading! 😊

FAQs

Here are some frequently asked questions about sharing Ring camera access:

How many shared users can I add on Ring?

You can add up to 10 shared users on Ring for each camera or device. However, only three shared users can view the live stream at the same time.

What can a shared user do on Ring?

A shared user can do the following things on Ring:

  • View the camera live stream
  • Receive motion alerts
  • Control the camera settings, such as turning on or off the motion alerts, the siren, or the lights
  • Download or delete the recorded videos
  • Share the recorded videos with others

What can a shared user not do on Ring?

A shared user cannot do the following things on Ring:

  • Add or remove devices
  • Change the device name or location
  • Change the account settings or password
  • View the billing information or subscription status
  • Cancel or renew the subscription

How can I revoke the access of a shared user on Ring?

You can revoke the access of a shared user on Ring by following these steps:

From the Ring app: Tap on the menu icon, tap on “Settings”, tap on “Shared Users”, tap on the name of the shared user, and tap on “Remove User”.

From a browser: Go to ring.com, log in to your account, click on your name, select “Account”, click on “Shared Users”, click on the name of the shared user, and click on “Remove User”.

How can I change the permissions of a shared user on Ring?

You can change the permissions of a shared user on Ring by following these steps:

From the Ring app: Tap on the menu icon, tap on “Settings”, tap on “Shared Users”, tap on the name of the shared user, and toggle the switches for the permissions you want to grant or revoke.

From a browser: Go to ring.com, log in to your account, click on your name, select “Account”, click on “Shared Users”, click on the name of the shared user, and toggle the switches for the permissions you want to grant or revoke.

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