Managing any social profile can be a pretty full on job and depending on your social strategy may be a job for more than one person. To enable this, Google+ have made it possible to add managers to their Pages so that multiple people can manage the account under their own login. It’s possible to add up to 50 managers for one Google+ Page, although I’m not sure when that would ever be necessary!

It’s quite simple to add a manager but the instructions on Google’s support pages fail to tell you how to actually accept the invitation. We couldn’t work out what the problem was but it seems that there is a bit of a bug in that unless you have chosen to receive an email or mobile notification when you’re invited to manage a page you actually don’t receive any notification at all!

To prevent anyone else spending unnecessary time trying to sort this out I thought I would put together this simple step-by-step guide.

Step 1

Click on “Pages” in the menu at the side of Google+.

Step 2

When you click on Pages, you’ll be shown each of the Google+ Pages that you either own or manage. Simply click on “Manage this page” for the page you want to add a manager to.

Step 3

You’re now on your Google+ Page dashboard. From the menu across the top, choose “Managers”.

Step 4

Click on “Add managers”. You’ll then be able to type in the name or email address of the person/people that you want to add.

Step-by-step add manager to Google Plus

As mentioned above, if the invitee hasn’t chosen to receive notifications for page management invitations they won’t actually receive notification. At least not until they visit the page they’ve been invited to manage. At this point, a banner appears at the top of the page letting them know that they’ve been invited to manage the page and there will be a button they can click on to accept the invitation.
Notification that those invited to become Google+ Page managers will receive when they visit the Page

I hope this step-by-step guide will come in handy when you want to add a manager to your Google+ Page. If you have any questions please give us a shout!