How to Remove a Google Workspace Admin Role From a User

Quick and easy-to-follow guide for Google Workspace administrators

You can remove a user’s admin privileges at any time.

Impacts of removing an admin role from a user

  • The user will no longer be able to access Google Admin at
  • The user will no longer be able to use any admin features they previously could.

How long it can take for admin privileges to be removed

  • It can take up to 24 hours until the user loses all administrative privileges.

How to remove an admin role from a Google Workspace user step-by-step with images

Step 1

How to Remove a Google Workspace Admin Role from a User - Step 1

Go to the Admin console and click the Admin roles icon.

Step 2

How to Remove a Google Workspace Admin Role from a User - Step 2

Hover over the role and click View admins to the right of it.

Step 3

How to Remove a Google Workspace Admin Role from a User - Step 3

A list of admins will show up on the right side of the screen. Click MANAGE ASSIGNMENTS at the bottom.

Step 4

How to Remove a Google Workspace Admin Role from a User - Step 4

Check the box to the left of a user and click Unassign role to remove their admin privileges.

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