A friend of mine who runs a charity added me as a co-administrator for the organization’s Facebook fan page. That’s nice, but I don’t want to be an admin. Can I quit or resign or otherwise cancel my administrative access?
Facebook has some terrific tools that let you create both private fan pages and private groups that don’t show up if people search for them, don’t appear on newsfeeds, timelines and generally are invisible if you’re not a member. I use these all the time for organizing events, for my secret illuminati group (oops? I probably shouldn’t mention that here, should I?) and even for recurring social events.
Not everyone digs into Facebook as avidly, however, and as a result I’ve found that some people use unpublished fan pages as a way to share information that’s never “on the radar”. To let you see what they have in that area, they add you as an additional admin. It’s not quite what you’re talking about since it sounds like the page to which you’ve been added as a new administrator is live, but the solution path is the same.
For me, it all comes about because I try to keep things as neat as I can on my Facebook page and having a new entry show up in the “Pages” section just bugged me:
I actually wish I could make this entire section vanish from my left column on Facebook, but so far I haven’t figured that one out. The addition of “Stevie Nicole Herrington”‘s page was a surprise, however, thanks to my friend Bryan, who added me to this otherwise unpublished page.
To resign from the fan page as an admin, the first step is to get to the page. Click on the page’s name, that’s the easy way to get there.
Then you’ll see all the Admin tools at the top of the page, it looks like this:
The most important thing to see here is the “Edit Page” button along the top.
Click on it.
As you can see, choose “Manage Admin Roles” to see who all the administrators are and, most importantly, to delete yourself as an administrator.
In this instance, I then saw a bunch of people had been moved into administrative roles, about 20, myself included. I scrolled down to find myself on the list and my profile looked like this:
Now you might think that you can click on “Manager” and change your relationship to the page, but in my instance at least, none of the options were “remain a fan, just don’t have me as an admin”, as you can see:
Instead, the path to solving this particular problem is the little “x” on the top right of your profile section. Look back two images, you’ll see what I mean.
Click on the “x” and you become a ghost entry:
Kinda cool, actually. But you’re still not done.
Near the bottom there’s a “Save” button. Find it and click on it:
Now since you’re changing an administrative setting, you’ll need to confirm your identity by re-entering your password:
Once you’ve done that – and clicked “Confirm”, of course – you’re no longer associated with that particular page as an administrator and, finally, for me it vanishes from my PAGES section on my Facebook newsfeed page:
Hope that helps you out! And don’t forget, if you’re looking for Facebook help, I have tons of tutorials here on the site. Just look in the Facebook Help section!