Pause and resume text ads

Learn how to temporarily stop running text ads and then start them running again in Microsoft Advertising Editor.

Whenever you want to temporarily stop running text ads, you can pause them:

  1. From the tree view in the left pane, select the campaign or ad group that contains the ads you want to pause.
  2. In the data view, select the ad or ads that you want to pause.
  3. In the edit pane, under Status, select Paused.

When you're ready to make the ads available for display again, you can resume them:

  1. From the tree view in the left pane, select the campaign or ad group that contains the ads you want to resume.
  2. In the data view, select the ad or ads that you want to resume.
  3. In the edit pane, under Status, select Active.
Note

You can also pause and resume campaigns, ad groups, and keywords.

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