How to Replace a Group Owner From LinkedIn

By Ashley Donohoe

Transfer group responsibilities to a new owner.
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If you've created a LinkedIn group for your business and no longer want to be the owner or plan to leave the group, you can let another person take over. That person must already have group manager status before you can make him an owner, and you receive manager status after the transfer. After the transfer, you can still manage members, moderate discussions, set group rules and edit group permissions. However, only the new owner is able to delete the group or make you owner again.

Sign in to LinkedIn. Highlight the "Groups" menu and click "Your Groups."

Click the name of the group you need to manage. Click the "Manage" link in the group's menu options.

Click "Participants" in the left menu and then select "Members" if the person you want to make an owner is not yet a manager. Click the box beside the person's name you want to promote. Click the "Change Role" option and then click "To Manager."

Click "Change Owner" in the left menu. Click the radio button beside the manager you want to promote to owner. Click "Change Owner" to confirm the replacement.


Send an invitation if the desired new owner isn't yet a group member. Click "Send Invitations" within the group management area to select the person and send the invite.

If you plan to leave the group, you first need to downgrade your role to member.


If the current owner has lost access to her account, there may not be a way to transfer ownership. The group members and managers can create and join a new company group, if necessary.