Founded in 2003 as FaceMash and launched to the public in 2006 as Facebook, the social media network has grown to over 2 billion active users and added popular social networks such as Instagram and messaging app WhatsApp to its portfolio of products.
With the growing popularity of the platform, businesses have increasingly invested their time in exploring the potential of Facebook’s audience via Facebook Pages. One of the questions our readers have asked us the most is how to add an admin to a Facebook page, and in this article, we’re going to detail just that in a few simple steps.
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How to add an admin to a Facebook Page?
Facebook Pages offers various roles, including Admin, Editor, Moderator, Advertiser, Analyst, which can be assigned to a person of your choice. Before you add an admin following the steps given below, know that the new admin will have as much power over the page as you do. So, if you don’t want that to happen, you should consider assigning them some other role on your Facebook Page.
- Log in to your Facebook account and open the Facebook Page where you wish to add an admin.
- On the top-right of the page, find and click on Settings.
- On the next page, search for Page roles in the sidebar and click on it.
- You’ll see Assign a new Page role sub-heading. Under it is a text box alongwith dropdown menu. Click on the menu, which will probably have Editor written on it by default and select Admin from the list. Now type the name or email address of the person you wish to make an admin in the text box.
- Click on Add. You might be asked to enter your password to confirm these changes.
Following this, an invitation will be sent to the person, and their name will appear under the Existing roles sub-head with Pending written beside their name. You’ll also see a Cancel Invitation button to the right of their name, which can be used in case you have sent an invitation to the wrong person or assigned them a wrong role for your Facebook Page.
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Facebook page admin: Key talking points
While adding an admin is simple, there are a few things that you should keep in mind before and after you’ve added someone else as the admin of your page.
Most important of all, as mentioned above, the new admin will have the same page permissions as you do. They can even remove you as an admin once they have accepted your invitation. You can cancel the invitation to a person and resend it to them for some other role that you think will be fit for their job.
In case they’ve accepted the invitation, and you wish to change their role, follow the same steps mentioned above to reach the Page roles page, then scroll down to find their name, click on the Edit button next to their name and select a new role from the dropdown menu. Click Save and enter your password. You can also remove a person by clicking on the Edit button, then Remove and Confirm.
To learn what permission different page roles have, click here. You’ll also be able to see a summary of what a particular role can do when you select it from the dropdown menu.
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