Facebook Ads: Previewing Your Live Ad

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See an example of how your live ad looks on Facebook from the Facebook Ads dashboard. If you are running a dynamic ad campaign, you will see an example of what an ad may look like to a subset of your audience. 
It can take up to 72 hours for Facebook to generate the live preview link if you are creating or editing a campaign.

To preview your live ad:

  1. Go to Facebook Ads in your site's dashboard.
  2. Click the Campaign Actions drop-down at the right.
  3. Click Preview ad.
  4. Click Preview on Facebook to view one of the ad variations on Facebook.
  • When previewing your ad, you are only seen an example of what a variation of your ad may look like. With a dynamic campaign, there are several versions of your ad running at the same time updated according to the audience and their interests. 
  • The number of likes, views and comments on an ad may differ from the total stats of the campaign, as it is only one of the variations running simultaneously.

Troubleshooting previewing your live ad

If you are having trouble previewing your ad on Facebook, try the following troubleshooting steps:

Still not working?

If the problem persists, submit a ticket with the information below.

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