How To Cancel Ad Promotion On Facebook

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Cancelling a Facebook ad promotion may seem like a simple task, but it is crucial to follow the proper steps in order to have a seamless experience. Having worked with many ad campaigns on Facebook, I have faced my own challenges when it comes to promotions. This article will walk you through the necessary steps to cancel a Facebook ad promotion and offer some personal tips along the process.

Step 1: Accessing Ads Manager

To begin canceling your ad promotion, navigate to Facebook’s Ads Manager. You can access Ads Manager by clicking on the dropdown arrow in the top-right corner of your Facebook homepage and selecting “Manage Ads” from the menu.

Once you’re in Ads Manager, you’ll see a list of your active ad campaigns. Locate the campaign that contains the promotion you wish to cancel.

Step 2: Pausing the Ad Set

Within the selected campaign, find the ad set associated with the promotion you want to cancel. An ad set is a group of ads that share the same target audience, budget, and schedule. Click on the ad set to access its settings.

Once you’re inside the ad set, you’ll see an overview of its performance and settings. Look for the “Delivery” section and click on the toggle button next to “Paused” to pause the ad set. Pausing the ad set will prevent your promotion from being further delivered.

Step 3: Reviewing the Results

After pausing the ad set, take a moment to review the performance of the promotion. Look at key metrics such as reach, engagement, and conversions to understand how well it performed. This analysis will give you valuable insights into the effectiveness of your ad promotion.

Reflecting on past promotions is a crucial part of improving your future campaigns. Consider factors like targeting, ad creative, and budget allocation when evaluating the performance of your canceled promotion.

Step 4: Editing or Deleting the Ad

If you’re not satisfied with the results of your promotion and want to make changes, you have the option to edit the ad. Simply click on the ad within the ad set, and you’ll be able to modify its text, images, targeting, and other settings. Editing the ad allows you to fine-tune your promotion and give it another chance to succeed.

However, if you’ve decided to completely cancel the ad promotion and remove it from your campaigns, you can delete the ad. To do this, go back to the ad set settings, select the ad you want to remove, and click on the “Actions” dropdown menu. From there, choose “Delete” and confirm your decision.


Canceling an ad promotion on Facebook may initially seem daunting, but with a clear understanding of the steps involved, it becomes a manageable task. Remember to access Ads Manager, pause the ad set, review the results, and make any necessary edits or deletions. By carefully evaluating the performance of your promotions, you’ll be able to optimize your future ad campaigns and achieve better results.