How To Copy Facebook Ads From One Account To Another

I recently found myself in a situation where I needed to transfer Facebook advertisements from one account to another, and believe me, it can be pretty time-consuming. Nevertheless, with proper instructions and a bit of patience, it is certainly achievable. In this article, I’ll walk you through the steps of moving Facebook ads from one account to another, while also offering some of my own advice and strategies throughout.

Understanding the Importance of Copying Facebook Ads

Whether you are a marketing professional or a small business owner, being able to copy Facebook ads can save you a considerable amount of time and effort. Rather than recreating an entire ad campaign from scratch, copying existing ads allows you to leverage successful campaigns and replicate their success in a new account or campaign.

Exporting your Facebook Ads

Before we can copy Facebook ads from one account to another, we need to export the ads from the original account. Here’s how:

  1. Log in to your Facebook Ads Manager account.
  2. Select the ad campaign you want to copy.
  3. Click on the “Export” button located at the top right corner of the page.
  4. Choose the format in which you want to export the ads (CSV or Excel).
  5. Save the exported file to your computer.

Once you have exported the ads, you are ready to import them into the new account.

Importing your Facebook Ads

Now that we have our exported ads file, let’s proceed with the process of importing them into the new account:

  1. Log in to the Facebook Ads Manager account where you want to import the ads.
  2. Click on the “Import” button located at the top right corner of the page.
  3. Choose the file you exported earlier.
  4. Review the imported ads and make any necessary adjustments, such as updating targeting or budget.
  5. Click on the “Import” button to complete the process.

And that’s it! You have successfully copied your Facebook ads from one account to another.

Personal Tips and Tricks

Throughout my experience with copying Facebook ads, I have discovered a few personal tips and tricks that can make the process even smoother:

  • Organize your exported ads file by campaign, ad set, and ad level to maintain clarity and ease of import.
  • Take this opportunity to review and optimize your ads for the new account or campaign.
  • Regularly monitor the performance of your copied ads to ensure they are delivering the desired results.


Copying Facebook ads from one account to another may seem like a daunting task, but with the right steps and a little personal touch, it becomes a manageable process. By leveraging existing successful campaigns, you can save time and effort while replicating their success in a new account or campaign. Remember to export and import your ads files, and don’t forget to optimize and monitor their performance. Good luck!