How to Separate or Unlink a Facebook Fanpage from your Personal account?
Today we would be discussing a long prevailing question in the mind of many webmasters or brand owners, related to Facebook fan pages and the accounts related to them.
Problematic Scenario Explanation
You have a personal Facebook account that you have been using for quite a while. Now, as you also own a brand, you decided to create a Facebook page for your brand and ended up creating it using your personal account linked to it as Admin.
The Facebook page started to grow in the number of fans and activity when you realized that it is difficult to manage your personal and professional contacts / activities simultaneously using the same account. With this question in mind, you started to research on how to unlink or separate a Facebook fan page from your personal account.
Solution to the problem
As per Facebook support team, there is NO solution to this issue. They have confirmed on their help document that separation of your Fanpage from your account cannot be processed and transformed into a business fan page.
If you are planning to delete the account linked to the fan page, let me warn you that all the pages created with the ID would be deleted as well, so that’s the solution as well.
The Fix for the Problem
I will recommend a fix or a solution to this problem to unlink or separate your fan page from your personal account. It is very simple idea and basically is all about transferring the ownership of the page to another account and using that account only for professional purposes.
STEP 1: Create a new Facebook account in the Brand’s representatives name
Facebook only permits individuals to sign up as a member and hence it is important that you create another individual account preferably in the name of the individual closely associated with the brand or website.
STEP 2: Login to the previous account and assign the freshly created account as the Admin
As shown in the screenshot, you may add the newly created Facebook account as the Facebook Fan Page Admin and remove the existing user from the admin group. This action has simply set the Facebook fan page free from your old account and has link to the new account.
STEP 3: Login to the newly created account and select “Use Facebook as the fan page name”
This is the final step to ensure that your Facebook page has all the features of a complete brand page. As you click on this option, all the updates and posts that you make will be on behalf of your brand of page.
The best part of this process is that, you have your personal and business accounts separated and you may continue to enjoy using your personal account at full freedom not fearing of it disturbing your official or professional contacts.
Take Home: I personally suggest you not to mix your personal and professional worlds. If you have a Facebook fan page for your brand already linked to your personal account, use this tutorial. If not yet created, take the right step and create a new business account page from here. Hope you enjoyed this tutorial on how to separate or unlink a Facebook Fanpage from your personal account