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, such as 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, first you need to 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  in the top left-hand corner of the page, then choose  Managers.
  3. Click the drop-down arrow next to the title of the person you want to make 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 that you transfer ownership to must have been a manager of the page for at least one day. Find out how to add a new manager
  4. Click Transfer ownership. Ownership is transferred 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, such as YouTube channels.

Fix problems with ownership transfer

It's possible that someone else has already claimed your business on Google. If so, you can take action 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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