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How to add new admins to Facebook, LinkedIn and Google Plus

“We work with a lot of our clients’ social media accounts and sometimes we require them to add us as admins to their accounts, which can be a confusing when you don’t know your way around a social media platform.”

Social Media set up and maintenance is a big job, and in some companies one person doing it alone just isn't enough! We work with a lot of our clients' social media accounts and sometimes we require them to add us as admins to their accounts, which can be a confusing when you don't know your way around a social media platform.

So we decided to create this simple guide showing you how you can add someone as an admin to Facebook, LinkedIn and Google Plus.

Find it quick:

Facebook

LinkedIn

Google Plus

Facebook

When you first access your company fan page on Facebook, you will be taken to the page itself, where you can edit your posts and create new page updates.

Step 1. From here, you'll need to click on the 'Settings' tab up in the right hand corner of the toolbar at the top.

Add new admins to Google Plus, Facebook and LinkedIn

Step 2. Go to 'Page Roles', where you will find an option to add new people as admins, editors, moderators, advertisers and analysts. It will automatically give you the option of adding someone as an editor, so you'll need to change those settings to make sure they're being added as an admin. However, if you accidentally add someone under a title you didn't want, you can easily change it!

Add new admins to Google Plus, Facebook and LinkedIn

Step 3. Type in the name or email of the person you want to add. Note: The person you add must already have 'liked' the page; similarly, the email you enter must be linked to an active Facebook account that as 'liked' the page.

Step 4. Once you have invited this person, they will receive a notification and be invited to the position you have allocated them. They will have to accept this invitation by clicking on the notification.

Add new admins to Google Plus, Facebook and LinkedIn

Add new admins to Google Plus, Facebook and LinkedIn

Step 5. Once they have accepted, they will gain access to the editing permissions you have assigned them on the page, and it will show up under 'Pages' in the panel on the left hand side.

Add new admins to Google Plus, Facebook and LinkedIn

Add new admins to Google Plus, Facebook and LinkedIn

LinkedIn

Step 1. In your company page, click the blue 'Edit' button in the top right hand corner of the page. This will take you to a page where you can add and remove admins, among other editing settings.

Add new admins to Google Plus, Facebook and LinkedIn

Step 2. Begin typing in the name of the person you want to add as an admin, as they appear on LinkedIn, and they should come up in a little drop down list. Note: You need to be connections on LinkedIn to add someone as an admin to a page.

Add new admins to Google Plus, Facebook and LinkedIn

Add new admins to Google Plus, Facebook and LinkedIn

Step 3. Make sure you click 'Publish' in the top right hand corner, to save your settings.

Step 4. Your new admin will now get an email notification letting them know you've added them. They will now be able to manage the page from the 'Companies' page under 'Interests'.

Add new admins to Google Plus, Facebook and LinkedIn

Add new admins to Google Plus, Facebook and LinkedIn

Google Plus

Step 1. Go to your Google + account home page, hover over the dropdown menu on the left hand side and select 'Pages', which will take you to a page where you can manage all of the Google + pages you are an owner or a manager of.

Step 2. Click 'Manage this page' for the page you wish to add a new admin (or as they call it, manager).

Add new admins to Google Plus, Facebook and LinkedIn

Step 3. You will be taken to your page's dashboard, from here you need to select the cog icon in the top right hand corner, and within that dropdown, select the 'Settings' option.

Add new admins to Google Plus, Facebook and LinkedIn

Step 4. Once in Settings, select the 'Managers' option in the menu at the top of the page and you will be able to view all of the managers for that particular page and you can add managers by selecting the button in the top right hand corner.

Add new admins to Google Plus, Facebook and LinkedIn

Step 5. Selecting this button will open a pop up box where you can type in the name of the person you want to add as manager. They will show up in a drop down list alongside others with the same name as theirs on Google + who you may have some connection to.

Add new admins to Google Plus, Facebook and LinkedIn

Step 6. Once you have selected the person you want to add as a new manager, simply click the 'Invite' button. This will send an invitation to them that they will receive in their email. Once they've accepted the invite, you will receive a notification that they are a part of the team and they will be able to access and edit the page themselves.

Add new admins to Google Plus, Facebook and LinkedIn

Add new admins to Google Plus, Facebook and LinkedIn

Add new admins to Google Plus, Facebook and LinkedIn

Additional tip: If you are the owner of the page, and you no longer wish to manage this page, you can transfer the ownership of the page through the 'Manager' settings by selecting the drop down of options next to each persons name.


You're done!

We hope this resource has been helpful for you. Now you should have the knowledge to add admins to your Facebook and LinkedIn to your heart's content!

Indietech blog article author - Digital Marketing and Web Design insights
19-Dec-2013
Noted by Penny Wilson

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