How To Delete Facebook Ads

While advertising on Facebook can be a cost-effective way to reach a wide audience, sometimes you may need to delete a particular ad for various reasons. Whether an ad campaign didn’t perform as expected or you simply want to clear the clutter, deleting a Facebook ad can be done in a few simple steps. Here’s a handy guide for you to follow.

Steps to Delete Facebook Ads

Step 1: Go to Facebook Ads Manager

The first thing you need to do is access the Facebook Ads Manager. Navigate to your Facebook Page and click on the menu in the top-right corner. From the drop-down menu, select Manage Ads.

Step 2: Select the Ad Campaign

Once you are in the Ads Manager, you will see a list of your ad campaigns. Find the campaign that contains the ad you want to delete and click on it. This will display a list of all the ads within that campaign.

Step 3: Choose the ad

Select the ad you want to delete. This should bring up a detailed view of the ad on the right side of the screen.

Step 4: Delete the Ad

You will see a button with three dots in the top right corner of the ad detail view. Click on this button and select Delete from the drop-down menu that appears. A confirmation popup will ask you to confirm your decision. Once you click on Delete, your ad will be removed from your campaign and will no longer run.

Here is a brief snippet of code illustrating the steps:

Go to Facebook Page -> Click on Menu -> Select "Manage Ads" -> Select Ad Campaign -> Select the Ad -> Click on "..." -> Select "Delete" -> Click on "Delete" in the confirmation popup

Please note that once an ad is deleted, it cannot be recovered. Therefore, you should only delete ads that you are certain you will not need in the future.


Deleting Facebook ads is a straightforward process that can help you manage your advertising efforts more effectively. Always make sure to review your ad performance data before deciding to delete an ad, as this information can provide valuable insights for your future campaigns.