Stop Facebook Ads

Pause or stop Facebook Ads or sponsored stories

Are you still being charged for Facebook Ads you are not running? Instead of filing a dispute or getting mad at Facebook, learn how to stop Facebook Ads and sponsored stories.

The problem

You ran Facebook Ads or sponsored stories and you forgot to stop them.

In this situation, you have a few options to stop Facebook Ads from running.


Here are a few ways to stop Facebook Ads or sponsored stories that you are running.

The easiest way to stop Facebook Ads is to pause or delete them.

You can stop Facebook Ads using the following instructions.

How to stop Facebook Ads or sponsored stories

Step 1: Login to Facebook Ads Manager

Facebook Ads Manager
Screenshot of the Facebook Ads Manager.

Step 2: Click on campaigns

Here, you have two ways to stop Facebook Ads. Stopping an entire Facebook Ads campaign or stopping individual Facebook Ads within a campaign.

Stop an entire Facebook Ads campaign

Stop Facebook Ads campaigns
You can stop an entire Facebook Ads campaign.

To stop an entire Facebook Ads campaign, click status and select pause or delete.

This will stop all Facebook Ads within this campaign.

Stop one Facebook Ad from running

Stop Facebook Ads
Click into a campaign to stop individual Facebook Ads.

Step 3: Click save

Note: If you are deleting an ad or a sponsored story, you will get a confirmation button asking you if you’re sure you want to delete it.

Questions about running Ads?

Stopping Facebook Ads isn’t so bad once you know how to do it the right way.

What other questions do you have about running Facebook Ads or sponsored stories? Leave your questions in the comments below.