Migrate a location from a personal account to an organization account

If you own locations in a personal account (not associated with an organization), you can migrate those locations to an organization account. When you add locations to an organization account, you can manage them as part of your organization.

Assisted migration

Transfer requests

To transfer locations from a personal account to an organization account, you can start an assisted bulk transfer request. This request can be done from the “Overview” tab of your organization account:
  • Click the Got existing locations to transfer? card on the “Overview” tab. You’ll go through the location transfer process in the steps that follow.
  • After you submit the location transfer request, the transfer will take approximately 48 hours to process. Once complete, transferred locations will appear in the “Manage locations” tab of the organization account.
Note: All locations in an organization account must be in a location group. Any locations in your personal account that aren’t part of a location group will be placed in a Google-created location group in your organization.

 

FAQs

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I have several personal accounts. How can I move locations from multiple personal accounts to my organization account?
To transfer locations from multiple personal accounts into an organization, you must submit multiple transfer requests (one for each personal account). Each request must be started from your organization account’s “Overview” tab.
Will my personal account retain access to the transferred locations?
You have 2 options when you transfer locations:
  • Remove transferred locations from your personal account.
  • Retain access to transferred locations in your personal account, in addition to the newly added organization account.
We recommend that you remove your personal account from locations, then add your personal account to your organization account to retain access.
Note: If you don’t remove locations from your personal account during the transfer, you cannot add your account to the organization account, or any user group in the account.
Can I transfer locations from organization accounts to other organization accounts?
No. Transfer requests are only for transferring locations from personal accounts to organization accounts.
Going forward, will locations in my personal account be automatically added to the organization account?
No. Locations added to your personal account will not be automatically transferred to the organization account. We recommend that you only use the organization account. You can add people who need access to locations directly to your organization account. 
I opted to remove locations from my personal account after the transfer is complete. How can my personal account access these locations?
To get access to locations in the organization, you can add your personal account to the organization account, or a user group within the organization.
What is this new location group in my organization account? Can I remove it now that my locations have been migrated?
Once the migration of locations is complete, all migrated locations will appear in a Google-created location group in your organization account. If multiple migration requests are submitted for an organization, multiple location groups will be created in your organization account. 
Once you see your locations in the Google-created location groups, you may do any of the following:
  • Rename the location group
  • Transfer locations to another location group
  • Remove the Google-created location group's access to an individual location
  • Remove the Google-created location group altogether, once it no longer contains any locations 
I’m a member of a user group under an organization account, but I don't see the migration tool in my organization account.
Access to the migration tool is limited to owners and members of organizations. Members of user groups without direct organization access are not eligible.

 

Self-migration

You can also migrate locations from your personal account to your organization account on your own.

Migrate a single location

To migrate a location you own in your personal account to your organization account:
  1. In your organization account, request access to the location you own in your personal account. You'll need to specify a location group for the location to be added to.
  2. In your personal account, accept the invitation. This allows your organization to manage the location in the specified location group.
 

Migrate multiple locations

To migrate multiple locations you own in your personal account to your organization account:

  1. In your personal account, transfer the locations to a single location group.
  2. In your personal account, add your organization as an owner of the location group. You'll need to specify the right organization by entering its 10-digit organization ID.
  3. In your organization account, accept the invitation. This will allow your organization to manage all locations in the location group.

Once a location is migrated, you may want to remove the location from your personal account. If you want your personal account added to an organization, remove or transfer all locations directly owned by your personal account.

Note: If you don't have owner access to a location, request access from the location owner to manage the location from your organization account.

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