Edit or permanently remove negative keyword lists

This article shows you how to edit or permanently remove negative keyword lists. 

Keep in mind that if you want to remove a negative keyword list, you won’t be able to do so if it’s currently being used by at least one campaign. You’ll want to remove the negative keyword list from any campaign using it before removing the list permanently.


  1. Sign in to your Google Ads account.
  2. Click the tools icon Google Ads | tools [Icon] in the upper right corner of your account.
  3. Under Shared library, click Negative keyword lists.
  4. You can:
    • Click a list to edit it.
    • Remove a list by checking the box next to it, clicking Edit, then Remove.

Keep in mind

Any changes you make to your list will be reflected in all campaigns that use this negative keyword list.

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