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  Article updated: November 10, 2021

Copy or delete an ad campaign

You can make a copy of an existing campaign created in Hootsuite Ads to make campaign setup faster, but you cannot copy a campaign imported from Facebook. You can also copy assets at the adset and ad level.

When you copy an existing campaign, Hootsuite Ads creates a new campaign with all the same attributes of the original campaign, including target audience and bidding. You can change any parameters in the new campaign before you publish it.

Note: Any social proof collected on the ads (for example, likes, comments and shares) are also copied to the new campaign, but only if you leave the ad creative (or the post if promoting a Page post) unchanged.

Copy a campaign

  1. On the Hootsuite Ads home page, select Your campaigns.
  2. Select Select a campaign, and then select the campaign you want to copy from the list.
  3. In your campaign’s Dashboard tab, scroll down to the Campaign Details box , and then select Copy Campaign.
  4. Select Copy.

Tip: To copy a campaign that is pending or in draft status, select the campaign from the list, and copy the last 7 digits of the URL (this is the campaign ID). Then enter this URL: https://ads.hootsuite.com/campaign/new?copy=******* into your browser with the 7 digits in place of the ******* to create a copy of the campaign.

Delete a campaign

Important:When you delete a campaign in Hootsuite Ads, the campaign is also deleted in Facebook. Deleted campaigns cannot be restored.

  1. On the Hootsuite Ads home page, select Your campaigns.
  2. Select Select a campaign, and then select Go to campaigns list from the list or go straight to your All campaigns page.
  3. Select the box beside the campaign(s) you want to delete, and then
    select Delete.