As your small business grows and begins to outsource parts of its operations, you may want to consider hiring a virtual assistant (VA) to help you pace your social media activity. At that point, instead of distributing your personal passwords haphazardly, you can grant and remove administrative access to your business accounts on Facebook and LinkedIn to your assistant at any time.
While this is a very quick and easy process once you know how to do it, the links to do it are not always in the most logical places. So this article will help you to add another admin to your Facebook page; your Facebook group; your LinkedIn group; and your company profile on LinkedIn.
However, before you begin, in order to do any of these, you must be an admin of the page or group in question. If you created the page or group, you will be an administrator by default; if you haven’t, you’ll need to be added as an admin to the page or group by someone who is.
I. Add administrators to your Facebook page
- Log in to Facebook and navigate to your company page.
- In the upper right corner, below the dark blue ribbon of the Facebook header, you’ll see a button that says “Edit Page.” Below that, you will see a box titled “Admins” (This box is only visible to admins, not your fans. If you don’t see this box, you’re not an admin and you won’t be able to follow the remaining instructions). .) Click “See All” to the right of where it says “Administrators.”
- This will take you to a new page where you’ll see a list of your current Facebook Page admins, with a blank space for you to add a new one. If you are a Facebook friend of the administrator, you can simply type their name in the box. If you are not friends with them, you will have to enter the email address they used to create their Facebook account. People tend to have more than one email address now, so it’s important to check with them!
- Click “Save Changes”. You will be prompted to enter your Facebook password.
II. Add admins to your Facebook group
- Login to Facebook and navigate to your group page.
- In the upper right corner, below Facebook’s dark blue header ribbon, you’ll see a button that says “Notifications” and a search box that says “Search Group.” Below this, you will see a box titled “Members”. Click “See All” to the right of where it says “Members.”
- This will take you to a new page that shows you a full list of all the members of your Facebook group. To make someone an admin, all you have to do is click the “Make admin” button to the right of the person’s name.
- A popup will appear asking you to confirm that you want to make this person an admin.
3rd Add managers to your LinkedIn group
- Navigate to your group on LinkedIn.
- Immediately below your group name at the top of the page, you will see the following tabs: Discussions, Members, Promotions, Jobs, Search, Manage, More. Click “Manage”.
- On the left of the page you will see a long menu. Click on “Participants”, about halfway.
- Select the group member you’d like to make an admin and click “Change Role,” then click “To Admin.”
IV. Add Managers to Your LinkedIn Company Profile
- To add someone as an administrator, you must first be connected to them.
- Navigate to your company page on LinkedIn
- On the right side, above where you’ll see how many followers the company profile has, you’ll see a small blue button that says “Management Tools.” Click on it, then click “Edit”.
- Make sure “Company Page Admins” is set to “Named Users Only.” If not, set it.
- Below that, you’ll see a section titled “Manage Administrators.” In the text box just below that, start typing the person’s name, and then select them from the names that appear.
- Scroll back to the top of the page and click “Publish.”