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Ways to Safely Add an Admin to Any Social Media Profile

Social Media Marketing - 6 Sep 2019

Ways to Safely Add an Admin to Any Social Media Profile

Social Media Optimization

As you take your business to the next level, you might consider it crucial to have social media management contracted out to a reputable agency. Doing so will save time that you can utilize on other critical business activities. Safe sharing is what you must practice meticulously when it comes to your social media profiles. When you give your password to an agency or virtual assistant, you never know when it might backfire on some networks. And if everybody logs into one account, you’re bound to have a hard time telling who posted what, in case an issue arises unexpectedly.

Wondering how to tackle this problem? Fret not! There are a couple of social networks that assist you in alleviating the risk on social media by providing you with admin functions, which are not only practical but user-friendly. However, others have not made it there yet. For the majority of these networks, a dynamic scheduling system or dashboard program will be adequate, such as Agorapulse, Hootsuite, and the like. With these robust programs, individuals can each have their logins. They will then be provided with access to the needed accounts by an admin. This is usually a paid feature.

Want to manage your presence on social media? Here’s a quick run-through of how you can give access to someone for your social media profiles.

Facebook Personal Profile

Facebook prohibits you from sharing access to a personal profile. Profiles on Facebook are intended to be used by individuals for personal reasons and not business purposes. So, from Facebook’s point of view, why would anyone even feel the need to grant access to their personal profile? You should refrain from using your personal profile mainly for content related to your business. But if you do need some assistance with managing your profile, it will be necessary to share your credentials (login information and password).

Facebook Business Page Admin

Giving management access to your business page is much easier. Above the right corner of your cover photo is the “Settings” option. You can find it on your Business Page. In this window, look for ‘Page Roles’ located on the left-hand side of the bar menu. Once there, you can add anybody using their email address.

Note: It’s essential to use the email address they use for their own Facebook login. If doing so does not work, you can also send a friend request to the person. Once they accept the invitation, they will have access to the page. However, you ought to play it safe when granting the level of access to the person of an Admin rather than a Manager. This is because after granting them admin access, they can actually remove you from the page without prior warning, deliberately or even unintentionally.

If you’re looking for a safe method to grant access, it would be as a Business Manager. When it comes to saving a new addition, you’ll be asked for a password. This password is the one you use to login to Facebook, and not specific to any business page.

Facebook Group

You won’t have to expend great effort when adding a moderator in a Facebook Group, as doing so is a piece of cake. After you visit the group, you’ll see a Members tab in the left-hand side bar menu. Click on it. Now, you will be able to either search or scroll through the list of the members for that particular group. When you find the individual you want to grant access to, make sure you click on the three dots next to their name. You have two options to choose from: “Make Admin” or “Make Moderator.” It’s important to remember that anybody you’re granting admin access to will be in a position to add and remove members, and this includes YOU as well.

Facebook Group Chat

Using a group chat (previously known as Messenger Rooms) in Facebook Messenger? Need some assistance? If so, you can make any current member an Admin. Again, you must not forget that the moment you give a person Admin status, you are at risk. They can remove you from the chat. If you want to make somebody an Admin, ensure that you find the members list for the Group chat. All you have to do is click on the “information” button in the app. Then scroll down to the members. The three dots beside the name of each individual will give you the option to “Make Admin.”

Instagram Admin Rights

At present, you cannot add an admin to an Instagram account. It is necessary to share the account login information with the other person. However, there is one way to get through this. Start with setting up Instagram in your Facebook Business Manager and every posting can be done through that.

You have another option. Using a third-party program like Hootsuite will be a smart move. It allows everybody to have their login information. Then, it gives the right access to the Instagram account to Hootsuite users. If truth be told, this is much safer than giving the password to your Instagram account because that way, you can add or remove a user when needed without hassles. Also, there are fewer chances of a password getting changed.

As well, you’d be reducing the chances of your account getting flagged for any misuse. However, there are some programs like Hootsuite that don’t enable you to answer DMs. They won’t even allow you to make comments on the posts.

Twitter Admin Rights

Twitter does not allow you to add an admin to the account. However, you could always opt for Hootsuite (you’d need a paid subscription) or TweetDeck (free of charge) and share an account via that program. Everybody will have their login to the program. They will be granted proper access levels to the Twitter account.

LinkedIn Profile

At this point, you can’t add an admin to a personal profile on LinkedIn. It’s crucial to provide the individual with the login information of the LinkedIn account if somebody is assisting you in managing your profile. Or even using a scheduling program like Hootsuite for allocating them access to post without the password. If you want them to help you not only by connecting with people but answering private messages, you will have to hand over your password to them.

LinkedIn Company Page

Anybody who’s an admin on the Company Page of LinkedIn can add another admin. LinkedIn is quite strict about Company Pages. If you have lost track of who’s the person with the admin rights to your page, you will have to do some research to find out about the person. This is the only way to add an admin.

Are you looking to add an admin? Visit the LinkedIn Company Page and choose “Manage Page” to get started. Now, click on “Admin Tools” in the top right corner of the next page. Once clicked, now select “Admins.” Doing so will allow you to add any LinkedIn member already connected with you.

Pinterest Admin Rights

Currently, it is not allowed to add an admin to a Pinterest account. So, you will have to provide the account login information to the other person, or use a program, such as Hootsuite or Tailwind. It is necessary to manage the account by multiple members without hassles and in the most secure way.

Google My Business Admin Rights

There is no doubt that adding an admin to Google My Business can be pretty annoying. You may find yourself asking, why does Google make these so difficult to find?

1. Start with visiting the page – Log in to the Google account that controls the location of your business.

2. Now, scroll down to the bar menu on the left-hand side of the page to click on “Users.”

3. You will see (in the pop-up window) who has access to the location. There will be a small icon in the top right for adding a new user. However, you need to make sure that you choose the right access level before you send the invitation.

4. Before having access to the location and being able to make posts or changes, the new person (Admin) will have to receive and acknowledge the invitation.

We hope that this will prevent you from handing over your personal login information any more often than necessary. The option of using a password management program that will allow people to accept the use of your passwords without having to tell them what they are is a good way to retain control.

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