Manager accounts (MCC): Link accounts to your manager accounts

To use your manager account, you can begin by linking it to existing individual or manager accounts.

You also have the option of creating new Google Ads accounts from your manager account. These accounts are automatically linked to your manager account.

Before you begin

This article shows you how to link existing accounts to your manager account. You may want to begin by reading About linking accounts to manager accounts.

Instructions

Send a link request

  1. Sign in to your Google Ads manager account.
  2. From the page menu on the left, click Settings.
  3. In the expanded menu, click Sub-account settings.
  4. Click the plus button .
  5. Click Link existing account.
  6. Enter the Google Ads account's customer ID number. To link multiple accounts at once, enter one customer ID per line. Click Preview to review the details of the request.
    • Optional: You can also select a different manager account to link the Google Ads accounts to.
  7. Click Send Request.

Users with access to the Google Ads account that you sent a link request to will receive emails inviting them to link to your account. Once the invited account accepts your invitation, you'll receive an email confirmation and the account will be automatically linked to your manager account.

Accept a pending link request

Users with administrative access to the invited account, or access to a linked manager account that has administrative ownership of that account, can accept your request. You can find, accept or decline linking requests using the following steps:

On an individual account

Note: The instructions below are part of the new design for the Google Ads user experience. To use the previous design, click the 'Appearance' icon, and select Use previous design. If you're using the previous version of Google Ads, review the Quick reference map or use the Search bar in the top navigation panel of Google Ads to find the page that you’re searching for.
  1. In your Google Ads account, click the Admin icon Admin Icon.
  2. Click Access and security.
  3. Select the Managers tab. Under 'Link request', you’ll find a list of manager accounts that have requested to link to your account.
  4. In the 'Actions' column, you can Accept or Decline an invitation by pressing the corresponding word. To complete the action, follow the instructions on the page.

On a manager account

  1. Sign in to your Google Ads manager account.
  2. Click the Tools and settings icon Google Ads | tools [Icon], then under 'Setup', click Access and security.
  3. Select the Managers tab. Under 'Link request', you’ll find a list of manager accounts that have requested to link to your account.
  4. In the 'Actions' column, you can Accept or Decline an invitation by pressing the corresponding word. To complete the action, follow the instructions on the page.

Bulk Accept/Decline pending link requests

We now offer users the ability to accept or decline invitations in bulk.

  1. Sign in to your Google Ads manager account.
  2. From the page menu on the left, click Settings.
  3. In the expanded menu, click Sub-account settings.
  4. Click Received link requests at the top of the page.
    1. Here you will see all Account invitations and which account has requested them.
  5. Click the box in front of the account name (Account column) that you want to modify in bulk. A blue box will appear above the list of invitations – here you can Accept or Decline an invitation by pressing the corresponding word.
Note: You can also accept a pending link request by clicking Accept request in the email invitation mentioned in the section above.

Learn more about managing users and access levels for your manager account

Withdraw link requests from 'Sub-account settings' page of your manager account

  1. Sign in to your Google Ads manager account.
  2. From the page menu on the left, click Settings.
  3. In the expanded menu, click Sub-account settings.
  4. Click Sent link requests at the top of the page.
    1. Here you will notice all Account invitations and which account has requested them.
  5. In the Actions column, you can Withdraw an invitation by pressing the corresponding word. To complete the action, follow the instructions on the page.
Note: You can withdraw linking in bulk by selecting multiple requests, and you’ll see the same options in a blue bar above the columns.

Related links

Topic page manager accounts (MCC)

Account Linking

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