How to Transfer Your Ownership of a Google Sites Website

Quick and easy-to-follow guide for Google Sites users

Who can you transfer ownership to

  • You can transfer ownership of a site to another Google Workspace user in your organization. 
  • You can’t transfer ownership of a site to a personal email outside the domain.
  • However, you can share the site and then make an exact copy of it at the other account.

After you transfer ownership of your Google Sites website

  • After making someone else the owner, you retain edit access to the site, but the new owner can remove you if they wish.

How to transfer ownership of your Google Sites website step-by-step with images

Step 1

How To Transfer Your Ownership Of A Google Sites Website - Step 1

Open your site in editing mode by double-clicking it in Google Drive at or Google Sites at

Then click the Share with others icon in the top right.

Step 2

How To Transfer Your Ownership Of A Google Sites Website - Step 2

Under Share with people and groups, you will see a list of everyone who has been granted access to the site, as shown here.

Click their access level button to the right of their name/email and select Make owner.

Step 3

How To Transfer Your Ownership Of A Google Sites Website - Step 3

Click Yes to confirm that you’d like to transfer ownership.

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