Change group or community owners

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Whether you're changing roles or getting additional help running a Google Group or Google+ community, it's easy to transfer or share ownership.

Note: If you're sharing ownership, the new owner must be a member of the community for at least 2 weeks.

Groups instructions" "

Share ownership of a group

  1. Open Groups.
  2. Open your group and at the top, click Manage.
  3. Check the box next to the person you want to make an owner and click Actionsand thenAdd to roleand thenOwner.

Remove yourself as owner of a group

You have to make someone else an owner before you can remove yourself as owner.

  1. If necessary, open the group and at the top, click Manage.
  2. Check the box next to your name and click Actionsand thenRemove from roleand thenOwner.

Google+ instructions" "

Share ownership of a community

  1. Open Google+.
  2. In the community, click More Moreand thenManage members.
  3. Next to the person you want to make an owner, click More More and choose an option.
  4. If the person is already a moderator, click Promote from moderator to owner.
  5. If the person isn’t a moderator, click Promote from member to moderator. Then, click More Moreand thenPromote from moderator to owner.

Remove your ownership of a community

  1. Open Google+.

  2. In the community, click More Moreand thenManage members.
  3. Next to your name, click More More and choose an option.
  4. To make yourself a moderator, click Step down from owner to moderator.
  5. To make yourself a member, click Step down from owner to member.
  6. To remove yourself from the community, click More Moreand thenLeave community.
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