Manual payments

A payment setting in which you pay for your advertising costs before your ads run. Then, as your ads run, your costs are deducted from the payment that you've made.

  • We can notify you by email when your account balance starts to get low, and you can make another payment whenever you'd like.
  • The forms of payment you can use to make a manual payment will depend on your currency and the location of your business address.
  • If you'd rather be charged automatically after your ads run, you can use the automatic payments setting.

You may be able to switch the payment setting for your account between automatic to manual payments, and vice versa, in your account’s Billing Settings. The option to switch from automatic to manual payments is possible only in countries where the manual payment option is available. If you are currently on manual payments and this option is no longer available in your country, you can only switch to automatic payments and you won't be able to switch back to manual payments. Learn more about manual payments option availability here.

To change your payment setting: 

  1. Sign in to your Google Ads account
  2. In the search bar at the top of the home page, type Settings and select Settings > Billing.
    • (Alternatively, you can type the keyboard shortcut G B to go straight to Billing.) 
  3. In the 'Payments account' section, click the edit icon Edit setting, pencil icon  next to 'How you pay'.
  4. Select your desired payment setting from the drop-down menu.
  5. Follow the steps in the pop-up window to confirm the change.

Note: Only users with Admin or Edit Payments profile access can make this change. To check your access type, in the search bar at the top of the home page, type Settings to select Settings > Billing and scroll down to the bottom of the page to the 'Payments users' section. 

If you have more than one Google Ads account, this feature might not be available in all your accounts.

The manual payments setting isn't available for new accounts in the countries and territories listed. If you can't see this option when signing up, proceed with automatic payments to finish creating your account. Your account can't be switched to manual payments in these countries and territories.

Countries and territories
Americas Africa Europe Middle East Asia Pacific
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Aruba
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • Chile
  • Costa Rica
  • Dominica
  • French Guyana
  • Grenada
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Montserrat
  • Nicaragua
  • Paraguay
  • Saint Lucia
  • St Pierre and Miquelon
  • Suriname
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • United States
  • United States Minor Outlying Islands
  • Uruguay
  • Virgin Islands (British)
  • Virgin Islands (U.S.)





  • Angola
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Congo, Democratic Republic
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mayotte
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Niger
  • Réunion
  • Rwanda
  • São Tomé and Príncipe
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • Swaziland
  • Togo
  • Western Sahara
  • Zambia
  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Czechia
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Faroe Islands
  • Finland
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macedonia
  • Malta
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • The Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • San Marino
  • Serbia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • Armenia
  • Bahrain
  • Israel
  • Lebanon
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkmenistan
  • United Arab Emirates
  • American Samoa
  • Australia
  • Bhutan
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • East Timor
  • Fiji
  • French Polynesia
  • French Southern Territories
  • Guam
  • Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Malaysia
  • Micronesia
  • Mongolia
  • Myanmar
  • Nauru
  • New Caledonia
  • New Zealand
  • Niue
  • Norfolk Island
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Palau
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Samoa
  • Singapore
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Georgia and The South Sandwich Islands
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Vanuatu
  • Wallis and Futuna Islands

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