Facebook Admin Roles Are Changing

April 4, 2019
By   Megan Anderson
Category   Social Media

Are you an admin on a Facebook page? Whether you currently have access as an “admin,” “editor,” “advertiser,” or “analyst” your role may soon be changing. Facebook is shifting permissions from their current role-based system to a new, task-based system. This change means page admins will be assigning access based on the activity the person will be performing on the page, rather than a title. Task-based permissions allow you to assign permissions in a quick and clear manner, which should result in better protection of your Facebook information. To keep your Facebook page secure, it’s best to grant permission to a user only for the task they need to complete.

Facebook admin roles

When adding people to your Business Manager, the process will remain the same. You will still assign admin or employee-level business account access. What’s different is Facebook roles are now based on tasks, not titles. When you assign a role for each page you share with them, you will need to accredit the specific task you would like them to perform on the page. For example, if you assign someone the ability to perform the task “Manage Page” that will give them permission to do everything the previous “Admin” role did. Other tasks include “Publish Content,” “Moderate Comments,” “Create Ads,” and “View Page Performance.”

Facebook admin roles

What will happen to existing permissions?

When this Business Manager feature is rolled out, current role-based permissions will automatically transfer to tasks-based permissions, according to the user’s previous role. For example, a user who has previously been assigned as a moderator will get new task-based permission that allows them to moderate comments, create ads, and review page performance. They will not, however, have access to tasks such as creating new posts.

You will be able to access, view, and edit permission by going to the asset in Business Settings and clicking on the arrow next to each user’s name. Another way to edit it is by entering the Users section of Business Settings, selecting the user and clicking the arrow next to each asset to view or alter their updated permissions.

It’s important to note that any pages not associated with your Business Manager will continue to use the role-based permissions for now.




Megan Anderson

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  1. HELP! I was one of several admins on a Parent/ child/ location page. Since I am no longer posting on the parent page, I took myself off today, put in my password and now the page is GONE! The child/ location page is still there but has no cover photo or profile photo since the parent page is missing. This is the notification that is given when you click on the link from their website “Sorry, this content isn’t available right now. The link you followed may have expired, or the page may only be visible to an audience you’re not in.
    Go back to the previous page · Go to News Feed · Visit our Help Center” The page owner is going to literally kill me. I need to be able to tell him how to recover his facebook business page. Since I am not an admin, I can’t even try recovery efforts. PLEASE HELP! I’ve taken myself off as admin before and never had an issue. This is major!

    1. Hi Sherene,

      Taking yourself off admin of the parent page should not affect child pages. Is there another admin on the parent page? It sounds like the page was accidentally unpublished, or was removed from the Location framework. Can you re-add yourself as an admin to the parent page, and then look up the child page under Settings, Locations, Stores?