Started 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 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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Adding 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. Then follow the steps mentioned below.
Step 1: On the top-right of the page, find and click on Settings.
Step 2: On the next page, search for and click on Page roles in the sidebar. You’ll see Assign a new Page role sub-heading. Under it is a text box alongwith a dropdown menu. Click on the menu 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.
If you don’t want to give the other person the same control over the page as you do, you can also assign them as Editor, Moderator, Advertiser, Analyst or create a custom set of permissions using Custom.
Step 3: 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 if you have sent an invitation to the wrong person or assigned them a wrong role for your Facebook Page.
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Page role permissions
The following table gives you a clearer picture of which permissions are applicable for which page role in Facebook.
Note that Admin role has all the permissions listed in the table below.
|Can manage page settings and roles. Can also remove other admins.||No||No||No||No|
|Can edit the page and also add apps||Yes||No||No||No|
|Can create and delete posts||Yes||No||No||No|
|Can send messages||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|Can delete comments and posts to the page||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|Can ban people from accessing the page||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|Can create ads or boost posts||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|Can view insights||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Can view page quality tab||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Can see who published a post as the page||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Can publish and manage jobs||Yes||No||No||No|
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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 fit their job. You can alternatively also assign one of the other page roles.
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.