Wondering how to add an admin to your Facebook group? 

Like Uncle Ben once said, “With great power comes great responsibility.”

With Great Power Comes With Great Responsibility GIFs | Tenor

So, make sure that you’re choosing the right person to be the Facebook admin. 

After all, an admin has the power to remove other admins, change the group privacy settings and do so much more. Instead, you can appoint someone as group moderator – who would have more powers than the members but lesser than you.

To help you better understand the concept of adding an admin to a Facebook group, we’ve put together this blog post, where we’ll be covering:

Let’s have a look.

Facebook Group Admin vs Moderator

Wondering what the difference between a Facebook group admin versus a mentor is? We fetched this information from Facebook’s Help Center – this table outlines the roles of Facebook admin vs moderator:

RoleAdminModerator
Appoint other members as admins and moderatorsYesNo
Remove admins and moderators (Even the person who created the group)YesNo
Manage Group Settings like changing privacy settings, changing the name of the group, and photoYesNo
Removing people from the groupYesYes
Blocking people from the groupYes Yes 
Approving and denying postsYesYes
Approving and denying membership requestsYesYes
Removing posts and comments YesYes
Pinning or Unpinning Posts YesYes
Facebook Group Admin vs Moderator

NOTE – Facebook admin can’t remove the group creator – who’s also an admin. At the same time, only the group creator has the power to delete the group, if he/she still is a part of the group. If the group creator isn’t a part of the group anymore, any admin can delete the group.  

If you appoint someone as an admin, they can remove other admins (not the group creator). At the same time, they can change privacy settings and may cause serious damage. 

So, it’s important to appoint someone who you really trust. 

On the other hand, a moderator has limited powers. So, if you’re making someone a group admin just because you want them to approve or deny posts, remove posts and comments if required or pin or unpin posts, then you don’t really need to appoint them as an admin. Instead, you can appoint them as a moderator.

That being said, let’s look at the exact steps you should follow to add an admin to your Facebook group.

How to Add an Admin to a Facebook Group

To add an admin to a Facebook group, first, log in to your Facebook account. Now, head over to your Facebook Group. 

For the purpose of helping you understand how to add an admin to a Facebook group, we created a group called “Technometer Testing.” 

The group has zero members. So, now I’ll add my friend “Shivam Ramdhani” to this group and appoint him as an Admin. 

The first step is to head over to the group. Once on the community home page of the group, click on the “+ Invite” option. As you click on it, you’ll see the following options:

  • Invite Facebook Friends
  • Invite with Email

Now, you can either invite your Facebook friends to be a part of your group or you can invite people by email – depending on your preference. Since Ashish is my Facebook friend, I’ll go with the first option. I’ll look up his name via the search feature. 

NOTE – Here, you’re just inviting people to join your Facebook group. We’ll only be able to make them admins after they’ve accepted your request.    

After sending the invite, once the invite is accepted, head over to the Members page of your group from the “Members” section. Here, you’ll be able to see all the people who are part of the group.

And next to every person’s name, you’ll see three horizontal-dotted-line. To add someone as an admin, click on the three-horizontal-dotted-line next to the person’s name who you wish to make an admin.

You’ll see a drop-down menu with many options, of which you need to select “Add as Admin.”

How to Add an Admin to a Facebook Group

Facebook will ask you for confirmation – If {Person} accepts your invite, he will be able to add or remove admins and moderators, edit group settings, and more.”

Confirm your action by selecting “Send Invite.”

How Do I add an Admin to a Facebook Group

Now, the person who you are appointing as Group admin will receive a request. They may either choose to accept or deny it. Once they accept the request, they’ll be added as a group admin.

Similarly, you can appoint someone as a moderator by clicking on “Add as moderator” rather than “Add as admin.”

If you have made someone an admin yet now want to remove them from the post, let’s learn how you can do that as well.

How to Remove an Admin from a Facebook Group

Once you have appointed someone as an admin yet want to remove them from the post, head over to the “Members” section of the group. From here, you can look at all the admins, moderators, group experts, and members of the group. 

Now, the person you wish to remove from the admin post of the group, click on the three-horizontal-dotted-line next to their name. As you click on it, you’ll see a drop-down menu with numerous options, including “Remove as admin.”

How to Remove an Admin from a Facebook Group

You can remove an admin from a Facebook group by clicking on “Remove as admin” and confirm your action by selecting “Confirm.”

How Do I Remove an Admin from a Facebook Group

As simple as that!

Can a Facebook Admin Remove the Group Creator?

No! A Facebook admin can’t remove the group creator who’s also the administrator. At the same time, if the Facebook group creator is still a part of the group and an admin, then other appointed admins can’t delete the group. However, if the Facebook group creator is not a part of the group, then any admin can delete the Facebook group.

Conclusion

Facebook group creators and admins can easily add and remove admins, moderators, and group experts to/from their groups at the click of a button. 

I hope I was able to help you out.

If you think I missed out on any information, I’d love to hear from you.

Feel free to drop your comments in the comment section.

Thanks for reading!

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