How to change Facebook Ads currency for accounts you manage

Do you need to change Facebook Ads currency for your Facebook Ads? It’s not exactly where you expect it to be.

The Problem with changing currencies

For those of you who run Facebook Ads for your own business or for someone else, there may come a time when you need to change the currency. This way you’re not losing money because of exchange rates.

Instead of looking in Facebook Ads Manager, you need to look somewhere else, because Facebook doesn’t let you change your currency there.

It’s somewhat understandable why they didn’t put it in Facebook Ads Manager in the first place.

Chances are you login to your own Facebook Profile to create Facebook Ads. By having it in your profile instead of in your Facebook Ads account, you can quickly switch your Facebook Ads currency in one place for all of the ads accounts you work with.

To change Facebook Ads currency, follow these instructions.

Remember, if you are managing Facebook Ads for other pages, be sure you are managing Facebook Ads the right way. This way they are being billed for their ads instead of you. You can also easily change currencies depending on the ads account you are working with.

How to change Facebook Ads currency for Facebook Ads

Step 1: Login to Facebook

Step 2: Click on the settings menu. Select Account Settings

Facebook Account Settings menu

Change your Facebook Ads currency in your account settings menu.

Step 3: On the left, select Payments

Facebook payments

Change your currency for Facebook Ads in the payments tab.

Step 4: Under preferred currency, select edit and choose the right currency you want to use.

Change Facebook Ads currency

Change your Facebook Ads currency in the payments tab.

When you go back to Facebook Ads Manager, the currency should be set to whatever you have on your Facebook Profile.

Working with different currencies on Facebook

Now it’s your turn. What do you think about this process for changing currencies on Facebook? Do you find it to be easier? Does it make sense?

Leave a comment below and let me know how many different currencies you switch between for Facebook Ads and how you would improve this process.

  • http://nitishdhiman.com/ Nitish Dhiman

    Thank you for sharing this helpful article Chris. You are awesome

    • http://www.christiankonline.com Christian Karasiewicz

      You’re very welcome @nitishdhiman:disqus.

  • Jane

    This information wasn’t helpfull. :( I already do it, the currency in that tab “payments/currency” it’s “Euros” but the “Settings” of the Ads Manager continue in “USD” This solution help only for Aps and games payments.

    • http://www.christiankonline.com Christian Karasiewicz

      Jane, is this your ads account or are you running ads for someone else? If it is someone else’s account, they have to set this on their end.

      • Jane

        It’s my ads account.

        • http://www.christiankonline.com Christian Karasiewicz

          Is this your Facebook Page or someone else’s page you are working with?

  • KanhaUpvan

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  • Hirman Bin Harun

    Im facing the same problem like Jane. In my desktop and mobile fb apps currency setting says Malaysia Ringgit (MYR) but in fan page setting USD. Please help.

    • http://www.christiankonline.com Christian Karasiewicz

      @hirmanbinharun:disqus is this a Facebook Page you created or one that someone else created and gave you access to? If it is someone else’s page, they need to set the currency in their Ads account.

      If it is your account, what currency do you see within Facebook Ads Manager under settings? This should be pulling the currency you have set for your Facebook Profile.

      -
      Christian

      • Hirman Bin Harun

        Dear Christ K, the FB Page created by me and managed by me. Only I add my wife as one of the manager on the FB Page. Currency in FB Profile shows MYR (Malaysia Ringgit) while FB Page shows USD (US Dollar).

      • Hirman Bin Harun

        Currently, what I do is change currency at my FB Profile to USD and wait for 72hours before I can change it back to MYR which will fall on 12 Feb 2014. I will post again if that works.

        • http://www.christiankonline.com Christian Karasiewicz

          @hirmanbinharun:disqus keep me posted on if this works for you. I suspect that Facebook doesn’t want users constantly switching their currency – hence why they should use the method I described above.

          • Hirman Bin Harun

            @ckarasiewicz:disqus after 72 hours waiting I change back USD to MYR but unfortunately the problem still exist. A lot of people around the globe are facing the same issue and until now no solution found. Hope you can help keep searching for solution and if I found one I will immediately post it here.

  • zegeli

    I had a similar issue, I tried to change my payment option to Paypal but PayPal option was not available, after some research I found that Paypal might not be there because of my set currency so decided to change it to CAD since I know by fact PayPal supports Canadian dolor as a currency option so I followed your steps and changed my currency to CAD. Now on payment settings I can see that my currency is set to CAD but when i go back to the Ad Manager all my currencies are set to my previous currency, I am trying to create a new ad and still get my old currency on new ad creation. I am completely stuck since I cannot change the currency for 72 hours. This is ridiculous do you know what might be the problem here? Even trying to create a new ad I am getting an old currency, I still cannot get Paypal payment option and on top of all this I cannot change my currency back for 72 hours….

    • http://www.christiankonline.com Christian Karasiewicz

      @zegeli:disqus a Facebook bug. Is this an Ads account for you or someone else’s Facebook Ads account? If it is someone else’s, they need to change that on their end.

      • zegeli

        @Christian Karasiewicz Hey Chris, I was logged in as admin, I logged out and signed in with the account that is directly linked to the business page that way I was able to create a new campaign with CAD and pay with Paypal, something super interesting happened though, when I was running my ads on COP (Colombian pesos) I was setting my daily budget to 5,000 cop (2.5 USD) and was getting 200 – 310 daily clicks, yesterday for the first time I run my ad with CAD and set up a $5 daily budget and ended up with 90 clicks, I have a feeling Facebook is not charging the same to everyone currency, compared to my COP investments even though I was paying half my ad had way more reach and ROI. I don’t think I will ever use any other currency at this point, I might be wrong but to me its clear that I have way more reach paying COP than CAD (Same Country and same settings for my ad only the currency changed). I think your reach and results change dramatically depending on your currency. Looks like 3rd world countries and their currencies gets an edge in the system, I think this service is way more cheaper to those currencies.

  • David James

    Hi Christian, This does not work for Ads with Credit card payments only subscriptions for APps and Games which are separate to the Ad billing setup. My Profile stetting have preferred currency always set to $AU but Ad manager has it set to $US. I have contacted Facebook Ad/billing support and they confirmed and I quote “The functionality you are describing, however, is not something we currently support.” Sorry but based on the 1000s of other complaints about editing your currency, I think this article is misleading for those who run Ads or Facebook would tell us your solution is the answer and no one would still be complaining. See the attche simage for the description of the Currency you describe.
    i.e. This is about the currency of your balance in Games and Apps.

    • http://www.christiankonline.com Christian Karasiewicz

      @disqus_rnGNCqyWPV:disqus, this definitely works – I’ve personally done it myself.

      They have been making a lot of changes to Facebook Ads Manager lately so it is likely something broke along the way.

  • David James

    Update.
    My complaints to Facebook billing support must have changed something! I found I could now click the Change Currency link in AD Manager Settings which has never worked before. By doing this you deactivate the old Ad account and create a new one with the new currency. I had heard of people describing this method before but they said Facebook had stopped allowing it. I’m surprised that it suddenly worked for me. Problem solved! To contact Support click the Report a Problem box on bottom of Billing or settings page. This will get you a dialog with the Facebook billing team and ask to activate the change currency link.
    It may work for you too. Hope this helps,.

    • http://www.christiankonline.com Christian Karasiewicz

      @disqus_rnGNCqyWPV:disqus glad to hear you got you Facebook Ads currency fixed.