How to preview Facebook and Instagram ads

This article walks you through how to preview active and inactive Facebook ads directly in the dashboard.

You can preview all ads across all campaigns, or you can preview ads in specific campaigns.

Step 1: Log in to Business Manager

  • Log in and navigate to Ads Manager
  • Select the correct ad account

Step 2: Preview all ads across all campaigns

  • Click on the bulk select box next to the title “Campaign Name”
  • Navigate to the “Ads” tab
  • Check off the bulk select box next to the title “Ad Name”
  • Click on “Preview”
  • Navigate through ads using the left and right arrows at the very top of the box
  • To see the full ad copy, click on “Ad Previews” and select “Facebook Post With Comments”

Step 3: Preview ads in specific campaigns or ad sets

  • Select a specific campaign clicking on the campaign name
  • Next, select a specific ad set by clicking on the ad set name
  • Check the box next to the ad you want to see
  • Click on “Preview”
  • Navigate through ads using the left and right arrows at the very top of the box
  • To see the full ad copy, click on “Ad Previews” and select “Facebook Post With Comments”