As your small business grows and you begin to outsource parts of your operations, you may consider hiring a Virtual Assistant (VA) to help you monitor your social media activity. At that point, instead of distributing your personal passwords at will, you can grant and remove administrative access to your business accounts on Facebook and LinkedIn to your assistant at your leisure.
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 add another admin to your Facebook page; your Facebook group; your LinkedIn group; and your company’s profile on LinkedIn.
However, before you begin, to be able to do any of these, you must be an administrator of the page or group in question. If you created the page or group, you will be the default administrator; If you didn’t, you will need to be added as an administrator 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 Facebook header ribbon, you will see a button that says “Edit Page.” Below that, you will see a box titled “Administrators” (this box is only visible to administrators, not your fans. If you don’t see this box, you are not an administrator and therefore will not be able to follow the remaining instructions). .) Click on “View All” to the right of where it says “Administrators”.
- This will take you to a new page where you will see a list of current admins for your Facebook page, with a blank space for you to add a new one. If you are a friend of the administrator on Facebook, just write his name in the box. If you are not friends with them, you must 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 double-check.
- Click “Save Changes”. You will be asked to enter your Facebook password.
II. Add administrators to your Facebook group
- Log into Facebook and navigate to your group page.
- In the upper right corner, below the dark blue Facebook header ribbon, you will see a button that says “Notifications” and a search box that says “Search Group.” Below this, you will see a box titled “Members”. Click on “View All” to the right of where it says “Members”.
- This will take you to a new page that will show you a complete list of all the members of your Facebook group. To make someone an administrator, all you have to do is click the “Make administrator” button to the right of the person’s name.
- A pop-up window will appear asking you to confirm that you want to make this person an administrator.
III. Add administrators 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”, almost halfway.
- Select the group member you would like to make an administrator and click “Change role”, then click “To administrator”.
IV. Add administrators to your LinkedIn company profile
- To add someone as an administrator, you must first be logged in with them.
- Navigate to your company page on LinkedIn
- On the right hand side, above where you will see how many followers the company profile has, you will see a little blue button that says “Administration Tools”. Click on it, then click “Edit.”
- Make sure “Company Page Administrators” is set to “Named Users Only”. If not, configure it.
- Below that, you will 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 to the top of the page and click “Publish.”