How To Add An Admin To A Facebook Group? [In 2022]

If you want other people to be able to manage the Facebook group you are the admin of, you have to add them as Facebook group admins.

In this Facebook group tutorial, we are going to explain everything you have to know about:

  • What a Facebook group admin can do
  • How to add an admin to a Facebook group
  • Can’t add Facebook group admins – reasons and troubleshooting

If you prefer a video tutorial on how to make someone an admin of the Facebook group, scroll down to the bottom of the post.

Without further ado, let’s dive in.

What can a Facebook group admin do?

Before we would show you the step by step of adding an administrator to a Facebook group, just let’s make it clear what a Facebook group admin can do within Facebook group:

A Facebook group admin can:

  • add other admins or moderators to the FB Group
  • Remove other admins or moderators from the Group
  • Manage the group settings
  • Approve or deny the requests to join the Facebook group
  • Approve or deny posts in the group
  • remove and block people from the Facebook group
  • Delete posts and comments in the group posts
  • Make a Facebook group announcement and pin a post in the Facebook group

Facebook group admin vs Facebook group moderator access and tasks

How to add admin to Facebook group?

Here is how to add an admin to a Facebook group:

  1. Open the Facebook group
  2. Click on ‘Members’ tab.Facebook Groups - Members tab
  3. Search for the person you want to make the new Facebook group admin.
  4. Click on the three dots next to their name
  5. Select ‘Invite to be an admin’
  6. Click on ‘Send Invite’

The person will get a notification that he or she can accept the invitation to become a Facebook group admin.

As you can see, first you have to invite a person to the Facebook group to be able to make him a Facebook group admin. Learn more about Facebook group invitation here:

If you prefer a video tutorial on how to add someone as a Facebook group admin, check out this video tutorial:

Can’t make someone admin in a Facebook group

So besides making sure that the person is already invited to the Facebook group, here are two most common reasons why you can’t make someone a Facebook group admin:

First, if you are not the admin of the Facebook group, you obviously won’t be able to invite the person to the Facebook group. Facebook group moderators can’t make members Facebook group admins.

Secondly, if the person is already an admin, you are also not going to be able to add the person as a Facebook group admin.

Cancel Facebook group admin invitation

If you change your mind or you have invited the wrong person, you can cancel the Facebook group admin invitation anytime you want if the person hasn’t accepted the FB group admin invitation yet.

Here is how to cancel a Facebook group invitation:

  1. Open the Facebook group
  2. Go to the ‘Invited Admins and Moderators’ section.
  3. Click on the three dots
  4. Select Cancel admin invite

If the person has already accepted the Group admin invitation, you can also remove the admin from the Facebook group.

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