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Grant, accept, or remove access to your AdWords account

By sharing access to your AdWords account, you can work with other people in your business on the same AdWords account. Once you've granted access, you can always remove it later on.

This article provides step-by-step instructions for granting, accepting, or removing access to your AdWords account.

Before you begin

To access your account, the person you invite must have a Google Account or create one.

Keep in mind

The directions below are for inviting a user to access an individual AdWords account. For AdWords manager accounts, get instructions for inviting an AdWords account to link to your manager account.


Choose the AdWords experience you're using. Learn more.

How to grant access

  1. Sign in to your AdWords account.
  2. Click the "Settings" icon and select Account settings . Preferences Tab
  3. Select Account access from the navigation bar.
  4. Click + Users. 
  5. Enter the email address of the person you want to share your account with.
  6. Enter a name for your new user. AdWords keeps track of who makes changes to an AdWords account and will use this name to identify who made which changes.
  7. From the Choose an access level drop-down menu, select the access level you want this person to have.
  8. Click Send invitation. Send email Invitation
  9. After the person accepts your email invitation by clicking the link in the email, you'll receive a notification in your account.

    • If you need to resend your invitation, click Resend invitation.

Try it now

You can see when other users last signed in to your account. On your Account access page, view the timestamps listed in the "Last logged in" column. (Note that if the user's account is also linked to an AdSense account, the timestamp displayed may refer to the last time that the person logged in to that account.)

Guided tour: Add email-only users

Click the "Guide me" button below to go to your account and be guided through adding email addresses where you want to receive alerts about your account.

Guide me

How to accept access

When a person grants you access to an AdWords account, you'll receive a confirmation email. To accept the invitation, click Accept in the email.

How to remove access

  1. Sign in to your AdWords account.
  2. Click the "Settings" icon , then select Account settings. Preferences Tab
  3. Select Account access from the navigation bar.
  4. In the "Users with account access" section, find the email address that you'd like to remove.
  5. Click Actions in the "Actions" column.
  6. Select Terminate access.
Try it now


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