Use Family Rooms on Your Microsoft Lumia 535

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Hello and welcome to VisiHow. In this video, we are going to show you how to use the Family Rooms function on a Microsoft Lumia 535.

Steps

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    To begin, we must first turn the phone on by pressing the power button, which is located on the right-hand side of the phone
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    Now that we've activated the phone, we're going to swipe up to the home screen
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    We need to enter the "people" tile
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    If you don't have people on your tile, you'll need to find it on the app menu, but it's a good idea to pin it to the home screen. In order to do this, you'll need to know how to pin things to the home screen. You can find out how to do that in one of our video tutorials, which you can find on the VisiHow website. So search for that if you are unsure on how to pin things.
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    As you can see now, we have rooms
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    We have groups and we have rooms. We want Family Room. We do have another option, which are the settings that are available at the bottom of the screen, but we don't need that. Right now we need Family Room, so this is what we have.
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    We can invite someone to our room to set it up, and you can privately share a calendar, photos, group chat, and notes, all right here
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    This is an invite-only space that allows you to stay in contact with the important people in your life like family, friends, or people you share some kind of great common bond with. It could be a small club or some kind of group as well.
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    We'll invite someone to join this room, for example, we're going to invite Stan, our friendly giraffe
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    So we invited Stan. We'll send Stan an invite to your room.
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    Now it's creating your room
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    We can also create different rooms, so there is that possibility
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    AS you see it's trying to set it up. Now it's almost ready.
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    So we see a message that Stan can't set up a room right now
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    So here we see the room is set up now
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    Stan is not in the room right now. Stan has gone AWOL.
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    We can tap the plus sign to invite someone into the room, but not Stan as he is very unreliable, but if we want to add more from the contacts
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    I am a member
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    We have the menu here, which just tells you what the options are
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    Once more people are added, we will be able to talk to them, send them information, and create a group dynamic and have our own community
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    Now from here we press the check mark.
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    Now we see the family room
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    We can see different members.
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    We can see in here, notes, for example, we see "groceries"
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    So here is a grocery list in shared notes
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    It's something that everyone invited in the group can see. Milk, eggs, and bread. This must be for Stan. He loves milk!
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    Here we have photos
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    This is where we can add photos. Just press the "+".
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    I can press "photo" and then can add a photo
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    From here we can add a photo or take a photo and then press the check mark
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    1 photo is uploading
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    Now everyone in this Family Room has the opportunity to view this photo
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    So as you can see, it's a very good function for creating groups and interacting as a unit, as a community of friends without having to send 1 photo to each individual person and you can keep everything in the same place, creating a real sense of community. We also have a calendar, where we get everyone the same page with a single calendar. The whole family can see and update it so everyone knows what's happening.
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    The photo is now uploaded
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    It's a lovely photo of some people in a spaceship.
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    There's a calendar as well now, which everyone can see
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    There's also a chat
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    We're just waiting for other members to join, then you'll be able to write everyone a message in there and everyone will be able to chat with each other
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    So if we swipe to the right, we will go back to the members area
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    If we click on the icon that shows a couple of people together at the bottom right-hand side, we will go to the area where we can edit the room and invite new people
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    This concludes our tutorial on how to use the Family Room function with a Microsoft Lumia 535
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    We've shown you how to add members, how to share photos, how to chat, and how to use the calendar. If you have any further questions about this video, please leave them in the comments section below. You've been watching VisiHow. Goodbye!
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Questions and Answers

Hi, I'm trying to invite someone to the family room but when my 535 goes to send the text it says there may be a problem with the other end?

I need to know how to sort this please

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Only Windows phone users can be added to the family room?

I want to ask about adding my family members in the family room. Should they all be the windows phone users?

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Recent edits by: Eng, Jen M, Colette Cole

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