Find and edit your campaign drafts

Once you create a draft, you can make changes to it without impacting the original campaign’s performance. From here, you can also edit, filter, or remove your drafts. You can also apply your drafts to the original campaign or create an experiment from it.

This article explains how to find and edit your drafts. To learn more about applying campaign drafts, read Apply your draft’s changes to the original campaign.

Before you begin

If you haven’t yet created a draft, read Set up a campaign draft.


You can find and edit your campaign drafts from the Overview, Campaign, or Drafts page.

  • Overview page: For a quick resume or discard of a single draft.
  • Campaign page: Similar to Overview page, but shows both drafts and campaigns in a detailed table. You can also delete multiple drafts.
  • Drafts page: Shows all the drafts and their statuses. You can create a new draft, edit the settings of an existing one, or delete multiple drafts.
Note: The instructions below are part of the new design for the Google Ads user experience. To use the previous design, click the "Appearance" icon, and select Use previous design. If you're using the previous version of Google Ads, review the Quick reference map or use the Search bar in the top navigation panel of Google Ads to find the page you’re searching for.

Find and edit your draft from the Overview page

  1. In your Google Ads account, click the Campaigns icon Campaigns Icon.
  2. Click Overview.
  3. Find the Draft campaigns card.
  4. Hover over the draft and select Resume draft or Discard.

Find and edit your draft from the Campaigns page

  1. In your Google Ads account, click the Campaigns icon Campaigns Icon.
  2. Click the Campaigns drop down in the section menu.
  3. Click Campaigns.
  4. Make a change to your draft:
    • If you want to resume your draft, click the plus icon and select Resume campaign draft. Find and click your draft from the list.
    • If you want to edit a draft: Click the draft name in the Campaigns table to open the draft settings.
    • If you want to delete one or more drafts: Click the checkmark box for every draft you want to delete and select Remove from the menu that appears at the top of the table.
Note: You can make changes to your drafts at any time. Changes you make will automatically save, and you can always leave and come back to finish making changes.

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