Change who manages your Brand Account

If you're an owner of a Brand Account, you can:

  • Add people to help manage it and the Google services it uses
  • Choose how much control each person has over the account
  • Change who is the primary owner of the account 

Learn more about Brand Accounts.

View or add people

To find out who manages your Brand Account or to invite new people:

  1. Go to the Brand Accounts section of your Google Account.
  2. Choose the account you want to manage.
  3. Select Manage permissions. You'll see a list of people who can manage the account.
  4. To invite new people, choose Invite new users Ask people to manage.
  5. Enter their email addresses.
  6. Below their names, choose their role:
    • Owners can take the most actions, and they control who manages the account. An account must have one primary owner.
    • Managers can use Google services that support Brand Accounts, like share photos on Google Photos or post videos on YouTube.
    • Communications managers can do the same things as Managers, but they can't use YouTube.
  7. Tap Invite and then Done.

People you invite will get an email where they can accept your invitation.

Change roles or remove people

Important: You have to be an owner of the account for 7 days before you can remove managers or owners. If you’ve been an owner for less than 7 days, you’ll get an error message. 

  1. Go to the Brand Accounts section of your Google Account.
  2. Choose the account you want to manage.
  3. Select Manage permissions. You'll find a list of people who can manage the account.
  4. From here you can:
    • Change someone's role: Next to the person's name, select their current role, then choose a new role.
    • Remove someone: Next to the person's name, select Remove Remove. Confirm your choice if asked.
  5. Tap Done.

You can remove yourself as an owner or manager. If you're the primary owner and want to leave the account, you first need to change another person's role to "Primary owner."

Change your Brand Account's primary owner

Any manager or owner of the Brand Account can be made the primary owner as long as:

  • The person making the change has been an owner for 7 days or more
  • The person becoming the new primary owner has been a manager or owner for 7 days or more

If either of these conditions aren’t met, you’ll receive an error message.

  1. On your computer, open the Brand Accounts section of your Google Account.
  2. Choose the account you want to manage.
  3. Click Manage permissions.
  4. Find the person listed that you want to transfer primary ownership to.
    • Note: If you can’t find the person, you'll need to add them as an owner. After they accept your invitation, try again from step 1.
  5. Next to their name, click the down arrow Down arrowand then Primary owner and then Transfer.
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