How To Stop Facebook Ads Charges

Facebook’s advertising platform is a useful means of reaching a diverse audience tailored to your specific business objectives. However, if you decide to take a break or permanently halt these advertisements, thus putting an end to the charges, do not worry. You can easily do so. This article will provide you with steps for stopping Facebook ad charges.

Understanding Facebook Ads Billing

Before we delve into how to stop Facebook ad charges, it’s important to understand how Facebook’s advertising platform bills you. Facebook charges you whenever your ad cost reaches your billing threshold or on your monthly bill date, whichever comes first. Therefore, pausing or stopping your ads will prevent future charges but won’t refund the charges for ads that have already run.

Stopping Your Facebook Ads

Now onto stopping Facebook ads. You can stop your ads by either turning off your ad or ad set or by disabling your ad account.

1. Turning Off Your Ad or Ad Set

Turning off your ad or ad set will stop its delivery, hence stopping its charges. Here’s how you do it:

  1. Go to Ads Manager
  2. Select the Campaigns, Ad Sets, or Ads tab
  3. Click the switch next to the ad you want to turn off

Turning off your ad or ad set won’t delete it. You can turn it on anytime you wish to resume running it.

2. Disabling Your Ad Account

If you wish to stop all your Facebook ads, you can choose to disable your ad account. Here’s how:

  1. Go to Account Settings in Ads Manager
  2. Click Deactivate Ad Account at the bottom

Note: You’ll still have to pay for any outstanding balance in your account. You won’t be able to reactivate your account until you’ve paid the amount due.


Managing your ad spend on Facebook is crucial to ensure you’re getting the most out of your advertising budget. Remember, effective budgeting doesn’t necessarily mean spending less on ads, but more on spending wisely. Always ensure your ad expenditure aligns with your business goals and needs.