How to Remove Yourself as an Admin from a Facebook Page

Facebook pages can have entire teams of people who help manage and maintain them. Usually, each person has their own role, such as admin, editor, or moderator, that determines what access they have to the page.

Facebook users who have been assigned a role for a Facebook page can remove themselves from the page if they please. The only exception to this, is if they’re the only admin left on the page.

In this article, we’ll show you how to remove yourself as an admin from a Facebook page in the Facebook website on your PC and in the Android / iOS mobile app.

How to Remove Yourself as an Admin from a Facebook Page

You can remove yourself as an Admin of a Facebook page by navigating to Page Roles in the page’s settings. Below, we’ll show you how step-by-step on both desktop and mobile.

All Facebook page’s must have at least one administrator. If you’re the only admin of the page, you won’t be able to remove yourself unless you make someone else an admin first.

Desktop / PC

  1. Open Facebook.com and sign into your account.
  2. Click Pages in the menu on the left and select the page you wish to remove your access to.
    Facebook Website Pages in Leftmost Menu
  3. On the page’s homepage, scroll down in the leftmost menu and select Settings.
    Facebook Website Settings in Leftmost Menu on Page Homepage
  4. Under Page Settings, click Page Roles.
    Facebook Website Page Roles in Leftmost Menu on Page Homepage
  5. In the right panel, scroll down to Existing Page Roles and click the Edit button next to your name.
    Facebook Website Edit Button on Admin in Page Role Settings
  6. Finally, click Remove to the far left of the edit menu. You may need to sign into your Facebook account again to confirm your identity.
    Facebook Website Remove in Edit Admin Menu on Page Role Settings

Android / iOS Mobile App

  1. Open the Facebook mobile app and sign into your account.
  2. Tap the 3 bars in the upper right corner and then select the page you wish to remove your access to under your name.
    Facebook Mobile App Pages in Hamburger Menu
  3. Tap the Gear icon in the upper right corner, to the right of your page’s name.
    Facebook Mobile App Settings Icon on TechSwift Page Homepage.jpg
  4. In Settings, tap Page Roles and then tap the Pencil icon next to your name. You may be prompted to sign into your account again to confirm your identity.
    Facebook Mobile App Edit Icon Next to Admin in Page Roles Settings
  5. Finally, on the Edit Person screen, tap the Remove button at the bottom.
    Facebook Mobile App Remove Button on Edit Page Admin Screen

Removing yourself From a Facebook Page When you’re the Only Admin

As we mentioned earlier, you can’t remove yourself from a Facebook page if you’re the only administrator of it.

If you still want to distance yourself from the page, then there are two options you can consider:

  • Finding someone else to maintain the page, making them an admin, and then removing yourself from it.
  • Deleting the page instead.

If you elect to delete the page, you’ll have 14 days to reverse your decision. You can also look at unpublishing the page if you’re not sure you want to delete it.

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