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.

Find and edit your draft from the Overview page

  1. Sign in to your Google Ads account.
  2. Find the Draft campaigns card.
  3. Hover over the draft and select Resume draft or Discard.

Find and edit your draft from the Campaigns page

  1. Sign in to your Google Ads account.
  2. Navigate to “Campaigns” from the page menu on the left.
  3. 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.

Find and edit your draft from the Drafts page

  1. Sign in to your Google Ads account.
  2. Navigate to “Drafts” from the page menu on the left. You’ll see a table of drafts. The table will show the following information about your draft.
    • Draft: The draft name (campaign name + draft suffix). To open and make changes to your draft, click the draft name.
    • Campaign: The campaign that this draft was created from. To open the campaign, click the campaign name.
    • Status: Current state of your draft. Learn more about what each status means.
  3. Select a draft action:
    • If you want to change the view of the experiments list, click the segment icon in the upper-right corner, and under “Group rows by” select:
      • None to review your experiments listed in alphabetical order by name.
      • Campaign to review your experiments grouped by campaigns
    • If you want to use the filter to find a draft, click the filter icon Filter in the upper-right corner, then choose a filter from the drop-down.
    • If you want to make changes to your draft:
      • Edit a draft: Click the name of the draft you’d like to edit. Any changes you make will automatically save.
      • Change a draft name: Click the pencil icon Edit next to the name of the draft. Change the name and click Save.
      • Remove drafts: Select the checkboxes next to the drafts you’d like to remove, then click the Remove button in the menu above 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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