How to Add Admins to a Facebook Group

Groups can have multiple admins and moderators

What to Know

  • From your group, go to Members > click the three-dot menu icon next to a name > Make admin Send Invite.
  • The process is nearly identical for appointing someone a moderator but choose Make Moderator instead.
  • To cancel go to Members > Invited Admins & Moderators > click the three-dot menu icon next to the name > Cancel Invite.

This article explains how to make someone an admin in a Facebook group, how to make someone a moderator, and the difference between the two roles.

How to Make Someone an Admin on a Facebook Page

An admin has the most power in a group. Among other responsibilities, they can add and remove admins and moderators and approve or deny membership requests.

Pages that are members of your group can't be admins.

  1. Click Groups in the left menu. If you don't see Groups, click See More.

    Making someone an admin on a Facebook page.
  2. Select your group.

    Making someone an admin on a Facebook page.
  3. Click Members from the menu on the left.

    Making someone an admin on a Facebook page.
  4. Click the three-dot menu icon next to the person you want to make an admin.

    Making someone an admin on a Facebook page.
  5. Select Make admin.

    Making someone an admin on a Facebook page.
  6. Click Send Invite.

    Making someone an admin on a Facebook page.
  7. That person will receive a notification; you'll either get an alert when they respond or your admin list will update.

  8. To cancel an invitation, go to MembersInvited Admins & Moderators, click the three-dot menu icon next to the name, and select Cancel Admin Invite

    Canceling admin invite on a Facebook page.
  9. To remove someone as an admin, select Remove as Admin from the three-dot menu next to their name.

    Removing someone as admin on a Facebook page.

How to Make Someone a Moderator on a Facebook Page

Moderators can do nearly everything an admin does; the main exception is that they can't make members admins or moderators.

  1. Click Groups in the left menu. If you don't see Groups, click See More.

    Making someone a moderator on a Facebook page.
  2. Select your group.

    Making someone a moderator on a Facebook page.
  3. Click Members from the menu.

    Making someone a moderator on a Facebook page.
  4. Click the three-dot menu icon next to the person you want to make a moderator.

    Making someone a moderator on a Facebook page.
  5. Select Make Moderator.

    Making someone a moderator on a Facebook page.
  6. Click Send Invite. That person will receive a notification; if they accept, the list of moderators will update on the group page.

    Making someone a moderator on a Facebook page.
  7. To cancel an invitation, go to MembersInvited Admins & Moderators, click the three-dot menu icon next to the name, and select Cancel Moderator Invite.

    To remove someone as a moderator, select Remove as Moderator from the three-dot menu next to their name.

    Canceling moderator invite on a Facebook page.

Facebook Admin vs. Moderator

Groups can have multiple admins as well as moderators, who can do almost everything that admins can. By default, the creator of the group is an admin; they can step down only if they name someone in their place.

Only admins can:

  • Invite other members to be admins or moderators
  • Remove admins and moderators
  • Manage group settings, including changing the cover photo, renaming the group, and changing privacy settings.

Admins and moderators can:

  • Approve or reject new member requests
  • Approve or rejected new posts in the group
  • Remove posts and comments
  • Remove and block people from the group.
  • Pin or unpin a post or announcement