Turn off Facebook Ads

How to turn off Facebook Ads in three easy steps!

Do you create Facebook Ads for your business or for clients?

Have you ever needed to turn off Facebook Ads campaigns?

This article is going to teach you how to turn off Facebook Ads within Facebook Ads Manager.

Why turn off Facebook Ads?

I manage Facebook Ads for clients and often get asked how to turn off Facebook Ads.

This happens because they were using Facebook Ad coupons and wanted to test out Facebook Ads.

Other reasons why they want to turn off Facebook Ads are because they have finished running their ads campaign.

Knowing how to stop Facebook Ads is important to know how to do for the following reasons:

  • Don’t get charged for Facebook Ads you didn’t intend to run
  • Stop Facebook Ads that aren’t working (and fix them)

How to turn off Facebook Ads

Turning off Facebook Ads is as easy as one, two, three.

You can turn off individual Facebook Ads or an entire Facebook Ads campaign.

To turn off Facebook Ads, follow these instructions.

How to turn off Facebook Ads
Turn off Facebook Ads in Facebook Ads Manager.

1. Login to Facebook Ads Manager

2. Locate an ad you want to turn off

3. Under the status column, click the toggle switch.

You’ll know your Facebook Ads are off when the status bar is gray.

Turn off Facebook Ads
Gray means Facebook Ads are off.

If you accidentally turn off Facebook Ads and want to enable them again, switch the status button back to blue to turn them back on.

Turn on Facebook Ads
Blue means Facebook Ads are on.

Over to you

In just a few steps, you’ve learned how to turn off Facebook Ads.

This way you can turn your ads on or off whenever you need to.

Question: When you run Facebook Ads, do you like to turn them off or just let the date on your ad expire? 

Leave a comment below and let me know on or off and why?