How To Pause Facebook Ads

Running Facebook ads can be an effective strategy to increase visibility and engagement for your business. However, there may be times when you need to pause your ads. Perhaps you’re reaching your budget limit, or you need to make adjustments to your ad campaign. Regardless, knowing how to pause your Facebook ads is an important skill to have. In this blog post, we will guide you through the simple steps to pause your Facebook ads.

Step 1: Go to Your Facebook Ads Manager

The first step in pausing your Facebook ads is to go to your Facebook Ads Manager. You can do this by clicking on the dropdown arrow at the top right corner of your Facebook homepage and selecting ‘Manage Ads’.

Step 2: Select the Campaign, Ad Set or Ad

Once you’re in the Ads Manager, find and select the Campaign, Ad Set, or Ad that you want to pause. Remember, whatever level you choose to pause at will affect all levels beneath it. For example, if you pause at the campaign level, all ad sets and ads under that campaign will also be paused.

Step 3: Click the Toggle Switch

After you’ve selected the Campaign, Ad Set, or Ad you want to pause, look for the toggle switch located to the left of its name. The switch will be blue and slid to the right if the ad is currently running. To pause the ad, simply click on the toggle switch. It will turn grey and slide to the left, indicating that your ad is now paused.

Step 4: Confirm the Pause

A pop-up window will appear asking you to confirm that you want to pause your ad. Click ‘Confirm’ to finalize the process. Your ad status will now show as ‘Paused’.

And there you have it! Your ad is now paused. Keep in mind that you can always unpause your ad by following the same steps and clicking the toggle switch back to the right.

This process not only allows you to pause your ad but also gives you control over your ad campaign. You can pause and resume your ads based on your business needs and budget.


Pausing Facebook ads is a simple process that can be done in just a few steps. By going to your Facebook Ads Manager, selecting the ad you wish to pause, clicking the toggle switch, and confirming the pause, you can easily control when your ads run and when they don’t. It’s a valuable tool to maximize the effectiveness of your Facebook advertising strategy.