Google replacing the current collaboration options in custom search engine with more powerful shared administration features. "Through Admin accounts, a new tab in your control panel, you can now invite collaborators to become shared administrators. Admin accounts have capabilities similar to those of the owner, but they cannot access the Make Money (advertising) tab or create additional admin accounts," informs Google.
In line with these enhancements, Google will also be removing the Collaboration tab in a month. In the mean time, as an owner of a CSE, you can easily migrate existing sites from the Collaboration tab to your search engine definition and, if you like, upgrade existing collaborators to Admin accounts to give them shared administrator privileges.
"When we remove the Collaboration tab we'll automatically migrate all sites but willn't automatically upgrade all collaborators to admin accounts - so if you do want to keep existing collaborators on your site we recommend you migrate them today, or you can add them back manually later," Google added.
[Source: Custom Search Blog]