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How to Transfer Ownership of a Facebook Page

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How to Transfer Ownership of a Facebook Page

Key Points

  • Transferring ownership of a Facebook page is common and can be done for various reasons, such as the page becoming too much to handle for one person or when a business wants to hand over marketing duties to an administrator.
  • To transfer ownership of a Facebook page, switch to the page you want to transfer, open the settings and privacy menu, select page access, and then transfer ownership by claiming the page and assigning a new admin.
  • The process of transferring ownership of a Facebook page is not too different for those using Facebook’s new page experience.

Facebook page ownership is a huge responsibility. No matter if your page has 100 likes, 100,000 likes, or a million likes, the task is no less monumental. From managing daily posts to keeping track of incoming messages to maintaining a good standing with the Facebook community, there’s no shortage of things to do as a Facebook page owner. In some circumstances, a situation may arise where one user must transfer ownership of a Facebook page to another user. Here’s how it’s done, step by step.

Why Transfer Ownership of a Facebook Page?

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There are a couple of good reasons why you may need to transfer ownership of a Facebook page.

Transferring ownership of a Facebook page is not an uncommon thing at all. In fact, there are a couple of very common reasons for someone to hand over their administrative control of a page on Facebook.

For one, it may be too much responsibility for one person to handle. The bigger a Facebook page gets, the harder it becomes to maintain all the daily tasks to be done. In these cases, it’s best to transfer ownership of the Facebook page to someone more capable of handling it.

Another popular reason to transfer ownership of a Facebook page comes when a business hands over its page to an administrator who plans to handle the daily marketing and advertising duties. Whether it be a marketing department or an ad agency, you’ll need to give them admin access.

How to Transfer Ownership of a Facebook Page

Follow along with the four steps listed below to transfer ownership of your Facebook page. This process may look slightly different for those who have not switched over to Facebook’s new page experience but fear not. It’s not too far off in look or feel from the instructions we’ve listed below.

Step One: Switch to Page

Facebook page prompting user to switch accounts.
Switch to the Facebook page you want to manage.

First, click your profile picture in the top right corner of the page. This will reveal a drop-down menu with any pages you manage listed below. Click the page you want to transfer ownership of. This will allow you to act as the page (and change its advanced settings in the steps to come).

Step Two: Open Settings & Privacy

Facebook page interface with drop-down menu open.
Click “Settings & Privacy” while acting as the Facebook page.

Now that you’ve switched to the page you want to manage, click “Settings & Privacy” in the same drop-down menu revealed by clicking your page’s profile picture. From there, click “Settings.”

Step Three: Select Page Access

Page settings on Facebook.
Click “Page Access” under the “New Pages Experience” tab to transfer ownership.

On the following page, you’ll see a ton of different options to choose from. Don’t get overwhelmed: We’re looking for one that reads “Page Access.” (You may have to click “New Pages Experience” first if you haven’t made the switch over yet.) Click it once you’ve found it.

Step Four: Transfer Ownership of Facebook Page

Screen seen when you transfer ownership of Facebook page.
Enter the name of the person you wish to transfer ownership of the Facebook page to.

Here, look for an option that reads “Claim this page.” Click that, then look for an option that says “Manage.” Click this, and you’ll be taken to the screen that allows you to transfer ownership. Enter the name of the person you want to grant admin responsibilities. Click their profile from the results, then click “Assign.” With this move, you have made the transfer of ownership official.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I transfer ownership of my Facebook page to someone else?

Yes, as the Facebook page owner, you can transfer ownership of your page to another account. You can also choose whether you’d like to keep any administrative control before you transfer ownership.

How do I transfer ownership of my Facebook page?

To transfer ownership of your Facebook page, first, navigate to your page settings. From there, click on “Page Roles.” Then, add the email or username that corresponds with the new owner’s account. Assign them the “Admin” role to make it official.

Can I transfer ownership of a Facebook page to anyone?

You can only transfer ownership of a Facebook page as long as the person has an account, is a friend of yours on Facebook, or likes the page from their account.

What happens after I transfer ownership of a Facebook page?

After you transfer your ownership of a Facebook page to the new owner, the new owner will take full administrative control of the page. This includes the ability to edit settings, post content, and manage other admins — including if you decide to retain any rights to the page.

Can I revoke ownership of a Facebook page after it’s transferred?

Unfortunately, no, you cannot revoke ownership of a Facebook page once the transfer is complete. However, you can remove yourself as an admin from the page at any time.

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