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:
- Open the Facebook Business Page in your browser
- Click on the link to See All in the upper right-hand corner of the XXX People Like This box in the left sidebar
- Scroll through the list of people who like the page to find the person you want to remove
- Click the Remove Admin button to the right of their avatar and name
- *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:
Once 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.