How to Add or Delete a Facebook Ads Account Administrator

By Jamie Crager, Scott Ayres, Melanie Nelson, Daniel Herndon, Jesse Stay

It’s always a good idea to have a back-up plan for your Facebook Business page. For instance, it’s a good idea to have at least one other trusted person as an admin on his business page and his Facebook ads account. That way, if he’s locked out for some reason, he still has a spare key, so to speak.

When you add someone to your Facebook Ads account, the person may have access to your credit card information. It’s important to grant privileges only to someone you trust.

To add an administrator to your Facebook ads account, follow these steps:

  1. Navigate Facebook’s Ad Manager or select the Ads Manager button at the top of the Insights page.

  2. Select the account in the left sidebar.

  3. Click the Settings link in the left navigation and scroll down the page until you see Ad Account Roles.

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  4. Click the +Add a User button.

    The Add a New User to This Ads Account window appears.

  5. In the text box, type the name of the person to whom you want to grant administrative permissions.

    You can type the name of a Facebook friend or an e-mail address.

  6. Use the drop-down list to determine the new user’s permissions.

    You can grant the user access to the full account settings (General User) or only reports (Reports Only).

  7. Click the Submit button.

    A window appears stating that the person has been added to your account.

  8. Click Okay.

    The new administrator appears under Ad Account Roles on your Settings page.

Someday, you may need to delete an administrator. Follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to Facebook’s Ads Manager or select the Ads Manager button at the top of the Insights page.

  2. Select the account in the left sidebar.

  3. Click the Settings link in the left navigation and scroll down the page until you see Ad Account Roles.

  4. Click the X next to the user’s permission status (for example, General User).

    A window appears, asking if you want to remove this person from your account.

  5. Click Remove.

    A window appears confirming that the person is removed from your account.

  6. Click Okay.

    The person is removed from your account and no longer appears in your Ad Account Roles area.