Assign a payment method as a primary or backup

If you use automatic payments, you'll need to have one payment method that's designated as a primary. You can also add a backup credit card to your account. In case there's ever a problem with your primary payment method, your backup credit card will keep your ads running.

Click the link below to see steps for adding a primary or backup payment method.

Assign a payment method as a primary or backup

  1. Sign into your AdWords Express account.
  2. Click the Menu button menu at the top.
  3. Click Billing.
  4. Click the Billing settings tab.
  5. Under "Available payment methods," find the payment method and click Set as primary or Set as backup.


You can use only credit or debit cards as a backup payment method—not a bank account.

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