How to Reclaim Group Page Admin Status on Facebook

By Robert Kingsley

You can post company updates to your group page instead of a bulletin board.
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Facebook groups can be great tools for connecting with customers or with employees in a controlled environment. All members of the group can see each other’s posts in a single location allowing for centralized communication and chats. It is important to have a reliable admin for your group to ensure that only employees or customers are added and that posts remain appropriate. One bad post can hurt your reputation with customers. To reclaim admin privileges should you lose them for your group, you’ll either need to step up first to claim the role before other members or get a current admin to elevate you to the role.

Log in to your Facebook account and access the group by selecting it from the left pane of your Timeline.

Select the "About" tab. If the group has no admin, you should see "This group needs an admin." If this is the case, click "Suggest an Admin" and click "Make me the Admin."

Hover your cursor over the existing admin's name, if the group already has an admin, and click "Message." Type a message requesting to be elevated to admin status and click "Send." The admin should add you when he gets the message. He needs only to click the gear next to your name and click "Make Admin" and then click "Make Admin" once again to verify the decision.


If you create a group, you are automatically configured as the admin of the group unless you relinquish the responsibility.

You must be a member of the group before you can be named Admin.


Any admin can demote other admins to non-admin status and remove members entirely. As there is no way to force an admin to elevate you again, allow only trustworthy members of your group to be admins.