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How to Transfer Facebook Page Ownership: A Facebook Page Owner’s Manual

After laboring all of those long days and late nights, it’s time to transfer Facebook Page ownership. If you truly love something, you have to set it free. 

But how do you transfer Facebook Page ownership the correct way? 

Thankfully, this is a straightforward task compared to some of Facebook’s notoriously elusive support and troubleshooting.

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Reasons To Transfer Facebook Page Ownership

If you are an agency, you have probably created a Facebook Page or two for clients. This is a common scenario and necessarily lends itself to transfer Facebook Page ownership.

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Perhaps you’ve been helping your technologically-inept uncle or grandparent with their Facebook Page, and you’re ready to hand it off to the next of tech-savvy kin.

Entrepreneurs can imagine the need to transfer Facebook Page ownership upon being acquired or during any sort of business sale. 

The new owners will surely want your Facebook Page (unless you had some really bad PR). 

You can probably imagine there may come a time when you find yourself asking who legally owns a Facebook page, such as a family member who has departed. 

There are other reasons, but we don’t want this article to get all Jerry Springer.

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Transfer Ownership Of A Facebook Business Page

So how do you transfer your prized Facebook Page ownership? The most efficient way is to first make the new owner an ‘Admin’ on your Page. Then, remove yourself as Admin. 

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Follow these easy steps!

Important Note: You must be an admin of the page and you must use a desktop computer. You can learn how to add an admin to your Facebook Page here.

There are many different page roles to help you grant and limit access. 

For example, you can assign someone to solely handle advertising as an ‘Advertiser’ role, and restrict or allow permissions to manage budget and ad spends. 

Step 1) Ask the person who will be gaining admin access to “Like” the Page. 

Step 2) Log in to your admin Page account. 

Step 3) If you accessed your Page via business.facebook.com, click ‘Settings’ in the top right of your Facebook Page screen. Then click ‘Page Roles’ in the left menu. 

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If you accessed your Page via facebook.com, click ‘Settings’ in the left menu. Then click ‘Page Roles’ also in the left menu. 

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Step 4) Type the name of the person to who you want to transfer your Facebook Page to in the box below “Assign a New Page Role”. 

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Step 5) Select ‘Admin’ from the drop-down. Click “Add”.

If you need to remove yourself you can log in and visit the same ‘Page Roles’ section to change your role to anything other than ‘Admin’.

Now that you can transfer Facebook Page ownership with ease, let’s unpack some other common Facebook Page owners’ questions.

How Do I Remove A Page Owner On Facebook?

Now you can transfer your Facebook Page but you are still wondering “how do I remove a page owner on Facebook?”

You can remove a page owner on Facebook by following the steps above to transfer a Facebook page.

Once you’ve accessed ‘Page Roles’ click on the Admin you’d like to remove and select any role other than Admin to downgrade their permissions or remove them altogether. 

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Remove Page From Business Manager

How do you remove a Page from Facebook Business Manager? First, make sure you are an Admin of the Page in question. 

Second, make sure the Page is not connected to any other assets in Business Manager. If so, delete these connections. 

Follow these steps to remove a Page from Business Manager:

Step 1) Click ‘Business Settings’ on the left menu at business.facebook.com.

Step 2) Scan the assigned assets for any conflicts while in the Users / People screen. 

Step 3) Click ‘Pages’ on the left menu under ‘Accounts’.

Step 4) Select the Page and click ‘Remove’ next to it.

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Request A Facebook Page Transfer

Sometimes things get a little dicey. For example, let’s say you have a disgruntled ex-employee or ex-boyfriend or girlfriend for that matter. 

Whatever the drama, you’re going to want to appeal to have your Page rightfully in your care. 

First, make sure there isn’t a valid reason for this person to withhold account access. If you are an agency, for example, make sure there are no outstanding fees from either party. 

This is a very common scenario and is ripe for litigation. Make sure you are all paid up before moving forward with requesting a Facebook Page transfer. 

This brings us to our next and final Facebook drama that only the true Facebook Page owner can resolve (no DNA tests required). 

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Facebook Page Ownership Dispute

As you can see, sometimes we need to have a healthy discussion about who gets the family Facebook Page when we split apart, or Business Page. 

This is a troublesome thought, imagine your Facebook Business Page just sitting there on the world wide web, with no one to manage it.

Hopefully, you installed a chatbot prior that is sending your customers, prospects, and fans happy messages while you clear up this mess. 

You can claim your unmanaged Facebook Page relatively easily:

Step 1) Go to the unmanaged Facebook Page and click the “Is this your business?” link in the top right. 

Step 2) Fill in the prompts for the basic info, such as the website and physical address of your business. 

Step 3) Select from the options to verify by phone, documents, or email and follow through with the supporting documents.

But what if someone else has taken the reins, what if your Facebook Business Page has fallen into the wrong hands? 

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Get ready to jump through hoops if someone else has claimed your Facebook Page. It ain’t pretty.

You may be asked to provide a notarized statement from your lawyer about the importance of the Page. 

If a digital agency you have worked with in the past has claimed your Page, with permission, but is now defunct or long gone… you could be in a pickle. 

The best solution, in that case, is to contact the person who claimed your Page, whether it’s an old account manager, employee, or intern. 

Ask them to fix it and avoid a headache with Facebook’s curmudgeon legal process. 

You might want to pursue trying to report copyright infringement on the person impersonating your ownership. 

Another solution could be to create a new Page and attempt to merge the two accounts and verify you are the rightful owner in the process. 

Hopefully, this solves your Facebook woes and keeps your Page out of limbo!

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Frequently asked questions about how to transfer Facebook page ownership

Q: How do you transfer Facebook ownership the proper way?

A: To transfer Facebook page ownership, the first step is to make sure that you are the rightful owner of the page. 

Once you have verified your ownership, you can then follow the steps to claim an unmanaged Page. 

If someone else has already claimed the page, you may be asked to provide additional verification or documentation in order to reclaim it.

Some ways that you may be able to verify your business ownership include (based on country of residence):

Brazil

  • Business bank statement
  • Cadastro Nacional da Pessoa Juridica (CNPJ)
  • Certificado da Condicao de Microempreendedor Individual (MEI)
  • Contrato Social
  • Utility bill

China

  • 公司註冊證書
  • 商業登記摘錄
  • 商業登記證
  • 营业执照
  • 銀行帳單

Cyprus

  • Αντίγραφο κίνησης λογαριασμού / Hesap özeti
  • Εγγραφή στο μητρώο Φ.Π.Α.
  • Καταστατικό / Şirket ana sözleşmesi
  • Μητρώο Επιχειρηματικών Οντοτήτων
  • Συστατική Πράξη Εταιρείας / Şirket Kuruluş Onay Belgesi

France

  • Avis de situation au repertoire Sirene
  • Extrai d’immatriculation D1
  • Extrait K, L, Kbis ou Lbis
  • Facture d’électricité, de gaz ou d’eau
  • Lettre de confirmation de numéro SIREN délivrée par l’Urssaf
  • Statuts de l’enterprise
  • VAT registration

India

  • Business bank statement
  • Business license
  • Certificate of incorporation
  • Goods and services tax registration certificate(GST)
  • Permanent Account Number Card (PAN)
  • Shop establishment certificate
  • Udyog Aadar (UID)
  • Utility bill

Indonesia

  • Business bank statement
  • Izin Usaha Mikro Kecil (IUMK)
  • Nomar Induk Berusaha (NIB))
  • Surat Izin Usaha Perdagangan (SIUP)
  • Surat Pengukuhan Pengusaha Kena Pajak (SPPKP
  • Tanda Daftar Perusahaan (TDP
  • Utility bill

Ireland

  • An Oifig um Chlárú Cuideachtaí
  • Business bank statement
  • Business tax certificate
  • Certificate of business incorporation
  • Certificate of registration
  • Utility bill

Italy

  • Atto Costitutivo
  • Certificato di Registrazione Aziendale
  • Registro Imprese dell’archivio ufficiale della CCIAA
  • Statuto
  • Business bank statement
  • Certificate of formation
  • Utility bill
  • Value Added Tax Certificate (VAT)

Japan

  • 個人事業の開業, 廃業等の届出書
  • 営業許可
  • 定款
  • 履歴事項全部証明書
  • 法人番号指定通知書
  • 納税証明書
  • Business bank statement
  • Utility bill

South Korea

  • 사업자등록증
  • 요금납부 내역서
  • 지방세 납세 증명서
  • 지방세 납세 증명서

Taiwan

  • 台中市政府函
  • 有限公司设立登记表

UAE

  • Certificate of formation
  • رخصة تجارية
  • شهادة تسجيل لضريبة القيمة المضافة
  • فاتورة اتصالات
  • فاتورة الكهرباء
  • كشف حساب بنك

Ukraine

  • Виписка з єдиного державного реєстру юридичних осіб , фізичних осіб-підприємців та громадьских формувань
  • Виписка з єдиного державного реєстру юридичних осіб та фізичних осіб-підприємців
  • Витяг з реєстру платників єдиного податку
  • Свідоцтво платника єдиного податку

United Kingdom

  • Business bank statement
  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Certificate of public liability insurance
  • Companies House document
  • Company registration number (CRN)
  • HM Revenue and Customs: VAT certificate
  • HM Revenue and Customs: Account statement
  • Utility bill

United States

  • Articles of incorporation
  • Business bank statement
  • Business license
  • Employer identification number (EIN)
  • IRS SS-4 (Ein Assignment Letter)
  • IRS 147c (EIN Confirmation Letter)
  • Taxpayer identification number

Q: What if someone else has taken control of my Facebook Page?

A: If someone else has taken control of your Facebook Page without your permission, the best solution is to contact them and ask them to fix it. 

If they are unwilling or unable to return control of the Page to you, you may need to pursue other measures such as reporting copyright infringement or creating a new Page.

Q: What is the process for transferring Facebook page ownership if you are no longer working with the agency or individual who currently has control of the Page?

A: If you are no longer working with the agency or individual who currently has control of your Facebook Page, the best solution is to contact them and ask them to fix it.

If that doesn’t work, the fastest solution may be to start a new Facebook business page.

Q: Why would I need to transfer ownership of a Facebook page?

A: If you’re an agency, you’ve probably set up a Facebook Page or two for clients. This is a typical occurrence, which necessitates the transfer of Facebook Page management.

Or if you’ve helped a family member with their Facebook Page, and you’re ready to hand it off to the next tech-savvy kin.

Entrepreneurs may also need to transfer Facebook Page ownership upon being acquired or during any sort of business sale. 

These are just a few reasons you may need to transfer ownership.

Q: How do I transfer Facebook ownership to someone else?

A: The easiest method to do it is to make the new owner an ‘Admin’ on your Page. After that, remove yourself as Admin from the page.

Step 1) Ask the person who will be gaining admin access to “Like” the Page. 

Step 2) Log in to your admin Page account. 

Step 3) If you accessed your Page via business.facebook.com, click ‘Settings’ in the top right of your Facebook Page screen. Then click ‘Page Roles’ in the left menu. 

Step 4) Type the name of the person to who you want to transfer your Facebook Page to in the box below “Assign a New Page Role”. 

Step 5) Select ‘Admin’ from the drop-down. Click “Add”.

Q: How do I add an admin to my Facebook page?

A: Here’s how to add an Admin to your Facebook Page:

  • Step #1. Click on the Settings tab of your Facebook Business Page.
  • Step #2. Open the Page Roles menu in the left column.
  • Step #3. Type a name or email in the box and select the person from the list that appears.
  • Step #4. Click Editor to select a role from the dropdown menu, choose Admin, and click Add.
  • Step #5. New Admin receives a notification. Existing Page Roles = Pending.
  • Step #6. New Page role is accepted. Existing Page Roles = Accepted.

For more info, view the full guide on how to add an admin to a Facebook Business Page.

Q: How do I remove a page from the business manager?

A: To remove a page from a business manager, you’ll need to be an admin of the page.

Step 1) Log in to your Facebook Page account.

Step 2) If you accessed your Page via business.facebook.com, click ‘Settings’ in the top right of your Facebook Page screen. Then click ‘Page Roles’ in the left menu.

Step 3) Select the page you want to remove and click “Remove”.

Q: How can I request a Facebook page transfer?

A: If you are unable to transfer Facebook page ownership through the above methods, you may need further assistance from Facebook, here: https://www.facebook.com/business/help/840557212788102?id=708699556338610

Please keep in mind that you will need to provide the following information in order for Facebook to process your request:

  • The name and contact info of the person you would like to have control of the Page
  • Proof of authorized ownership or access to the Page
  • A statement from you indicating that you have tried to regain control of the Page unsuccessfully
  • The URL of the Facebook Page you would like to transfer.

Please also note that Facebook will not process requests to transfer Pages with a certain number of fans.

So, if you’re ready to hand off control of your Facebook Page, follow these simple steps to make sure it’s in good hands.

Q: Who is the legal owner of a Facebook page?

A: The legal owner of a Facebook page is the person who created it. This is typically the person who registered the domain name and set up the Facebook Page. 

If you are not the original creator of a Facebook Page, you will need to ask them to transfer ownership to you should you desire to be the Facebook Page owner.

Q: What is the difference between Facebook page owner and admin?

A: A Facebook Page owner is the person who registered the domain name and set up the Facebook Page. 

An admin is a person who has been given permission to manage the page. Admins can add or remove other admins, publish posts, and manage comments. Only page owners can make changes to the page settings.

Q: What are some best practices for Facebook page ownership in Business Manager?

A: Here’s a few tips to keep in mind for Facebook page ownership:

  1. Page transparency
  2. Pages and Instagram business accounts
  3. Partners

For full details, you can visit Facebook’s best practices for Business Manager page: https://www.facebook.com/business/help/2406437459411127?id=420299598837059 

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