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How to Remove a Facebook Business Page Administrator

A lot of businesses seem to get confused about how to use Facebook for business. So first, I want to clarify that this post is referring to Facebook Business Pages or Facebook Fan Pages as they used to be called and not personal profiles. On personal profiles you have Facebook Friends and on business pages, you have Facebook Fans.

When setting up a Facebook Business Page, a Facebook personal profile is required because each page has to have an administrator that owns the page and is in charge of the page.

Once the Facebook Business Page is created, additional people can be added as administrators for the page. For example, both Brian and I are administrators for the Bourn Creative Facebook Business Page.

If you are the only administrator for your Facebook Business Page, you can not remove yourself as the page administrator. But, once you have two or more people set as administrators, you can remove those who are no longer relevant. For example, you may want to remove yourself as the administrator from a page for an organization you are no longer involved with or a business may want to remove administrator rights for an employee that no longer works for the business.

Note that before you can give administrator rights to someone, they have to Like the Page.

If you need to remove an administrator from a Facebook Business Page, you simply need to:

  1. Open the Facebook Business Page in your browser
  2. Click on the link to See All in the upper right-hand corner of the XXX People Like This box in the left sidebar
  3. Scroll through the list of people who like the page to find the person you want to remove
  4. Click the Remove Admin button to the right of their avatar and name
  5. *As you can see, the process is the same to add a new administrator to a Facebook Business Page

For you visual learners, I’ve grabbed the screen shots of the process and included them below:

How to Remove a Facebook Business Page Administrator

How to Remove a Facebook Business Page Administrator

How to Remove a Facebook Business Page AdminOnce you have more than one administrator assigned to a Facebook Business Page, you can also remove an administrator in the Page Editing Window (see screen shot to the left).

Simply click the Edit Page link just below the photo/avatar in the upper left-hand corner of the page. In the page Page Editing Window, look for the Admins section in the grey right-hand sidebar. You’ll see the photo for each Admin person and a link next to them that says Remove Admin. Click the Remove Admin link to remove that person as an administrator.

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  1. Sweet!! Thank you!!

    I was handeling SoMe for a business I’m no longer with, and I didn’t want to keep getting the FB alerts for the fan pages weekly stats. Thank you, thank you!!

    Shawna E Anderson
    Jane of All Trades

  2. Sandra G.

    FB did everyone a favor when they put this into place.

    Yet, riddle me this…what do you do when a staffer sets up the company FB page and then leaves the company (think hostile departure) and was the sole admin of the page? Of course, he refuses to transfer or assign admin status to anyone else.

    Is there a solution for that other than deleting the page and starting fresh?

    • Sandra – I agree Facebook granting the ability for anyone to remove an admin can be both good and bad. It’s great for the business who has an employee leave the company and they need to be removed. But it can be scary for a business owner or entrepreneur who gives access to the Facebook account to an admin or partner who has the ability to remove the business owner from the page. As always, I advise people to act with caution and be watchful of what is going on and who has access and control.

      At this point, I don’t believe that there are a lot of options other than deleting the page. But what I can suggest is re-activating the exited person’s email address who was the admin for the account and doing a lost password request. If the email is still associated with the page, you can change the password, login, and then change the administrator.

      • Anna

        Is it possible to delete the page, though, if you don’t have admin rights? We have the exact situation with a client whose former office manager set up a FB account and is the sole admin. Having left, she will not give us the password and we want to delete the page and start anew.

  3. Apanar

    Hi, one of our employees tried to set up a face book page for our center. We want to now delete it but he does not not know how to do so. Can you help. I read in a blog that one can click on edit ubder the photo avatar and then click on delete. Problem is that I do not see a delete page icon anywhere. Can you walk me through this?

  4. I have a problem I hope someone can help with. I removed myself as the admin and now there are no admins for the page and thus I cant edit it. It says in the article that you cant remove yourself as the admin without someone else in but I did. I think it may be because of a corruption that happened a week or 2 ago when Bing got implemented into the information box. Any thoughts?? Please help…

    Thank you for this!!!

    • Scott – Bummer! I have never heard of that happening before. Yes, it’s true that you can’t remove yourself as an admin unless there is another person designated as an admin as well … it may have been a bug. I’d contact Facebook and see what they can do. If the page still exists, they may be able to help. But if the page is gone, I don’t think there is anything you can do…

  5. Michelle

    Some how my facebook personal page and my facebook business page are one in them same. I clicked on the link that said “use facebook as” and I can’t seem to get them to separate. When you type in my business page, it lists my personal page and asks you to sign up.

    Does anyone know how to fix this? I am frustrated and ready to shut the whole thing down!!!

  6. Laura

    I’ve been made an administrator on my company’s FB page, yet I’m experiencing a weird snafu upon which I hope you can help shed some light.

    When I log into FB on my desk computer, I can only operate FB as my personal one–no option for “use FB as the business” whatsoever. Yet, when I log onto my laptop, I have the ability to operate as either personal or business on the drop down menu.

    Any ideas as to why I’m not able to seeing the option “use FB as the business” on the desk computer? I have no issues logging in as myself, but this not being able to post as the business from my desk computer is extremely odd. And frustrating.


    • Jennifer Bourn

      Loannis – Unfortunately, if you’re not an admin of the page, there is nothing you can do. Only those with admin status can edit, delete, or administer Facebook Pages. You can try to contact Facebook directly, but I do know of anyone having success with this yet. Best of luck!

  7. Clay Hess

    I have a friends who owns a company. They had an employee who created a page for heir business but created it as a personal page. That employee is now leaving the business. I converted the page, added myself as an admin and removed the previous employee. Now, for some reason, I cannot access the admin area of the business page. Thoughts?

  8. Mark Patrick

    I have recently started a new business and added a new business page to communicate to customers. I am an admin on my page and so is another person who has not left our business, however, I would like to remove this person but I have forgotten our password – how to I remove this person from my page?

    • Mark – If you still have access to your email, just click the lost password options and go though the process to retrieve or reset your password. You can then access your account and your page. Now Facebook does have rules that you can’t remove an admin from a page they created, so as long as you created it, you’ll be good to go. If you were not the original creator, they’ll need to login and remove themselves as administrator.

  9. Catherine Day

    Thanks for this post, I am getting ready to build a business page for an event & I don’t want to own it once event is over – I would like to pass it back to the organisers. Appreciate the info.

  10. caroline miranda

    Thank you for this step-by-step instruction on how to remove a Facebook administrator. The Facebook help page was not helpful at all.

  11. Jennifer, Amazing to scan & see how much Facebook has changed. I’ve got a sticky situation where a web developer created a business page for a friend who doesn’t have a profile yet. What I explained but confirmation would be good – he now has to create his profile with a different email address, then make his new profile an admin, at which point he can delete his original admin. I’ve never seen an email address as an admin, versus a Facebook profile before … very strange.

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