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A Step-by-Step Guide to Transferring Ownership of Your Airtable Base

Published on Mar 30th, 2024

Changing the reins of control for an Airtable base is a process that's made remarkably simple by Airtable's intuitive interface. Whether you're passing on the torch to a colleague or restructuring the management of your team's projects, transferring ownership of an Airtable base is an essential process to understand. Here's how you can efficiently transfer ownership in a few simple steps.

Verify Your Permissions

Before you attempt to transfer ownership of an Airtable base, make sure you have the necessary permissions. Only the current owner of the base can change its ownership.

Select the Base to Transfer

Navigate to the home screen of your Airtable workspace and select the base you wish to transfer.

Share the Base

Click on the 'Share' button located on the top bar inside the base. You will be directed to the 'Base collaborators' panel.

Add or Select the New Owner

Add the new intended owner as a collaborator if they are not already part of the base. Set their permissions to 'Owner'. Existing collaborators can simply have their permissions changed to 'Owner' status.

Confirm the Transfer of Ownership

Once the new collaborator’s permission level is set to 'Owner', a transfer of ownership is effectively initiated. It's important to communicate with the new owner to ensure they accept the role and understand their new responsibilities.

Check and Verify

After the transfer, it's crucial to verify that the new owner has complete access. Confirm that they can view, edit, share, and manage all aspects of the base.

Final Considerations

Remember, transferring ownership means relinquishing all control over the base. Make sure all pertinent information is passed on to the new owner to ensure a seamless transition.

Following these steps will allow for an efficient transfer of your Airtable base ownership. Should you require any assistance or have questions during this process, don't hesitate to reach out to Airtable's support for guidance.

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