Transfer ownership of a listing

If you no longer want to own a business listing, you can transfer ownership to one of the listing's managers. Owners can perform some tasks that managers can't, like adding and removing managers and deleting the listing.

Only the owner of a listing can transfer their ownership rights. If your listing doesn’t have additional managers, you must first invite the new owner to become a manager, then wait for them to accept their invitation. New managers must then wait one day before they can accept ownership rights for the listing.

Transfer ownership

  1. Log in to Google My Business and choose the page you’d like to manage.
  2. Click the three dash menu  at the top left corner of the page, then choose  Managers.
  3. Click the dropdown arrow next to the title of the person you want to be the new owner, and select Transfer ownership to [the name of the manager]. You'll only see the arrow if you're the owner of the page. The person you transfer ownership to must have been a manager of the page for at least one day. Learn how to add a new manager
  4. Click Transfer ownership. Ownership transfer happens immediately. You, the former page owner, will automatically become a manager of the page.

Please note that transferring ownership of the page does not switch the ownership of other Google services that are linked to the page, like YouTube channels.

Fix problems with ownership transfer

It's possible that someone else has already claimed your business on Google. If so, you can act to claim ownership of your listing:

  • If you know the current owner of a listing that you’d like to access, contact them directly and ask to be added as a manager.
  • If you don't know the current owner, follow these steps to claim ownership of the business listing on Google.
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