Edit a TrueView for action campaign

To help you achieve more conversions at an efficient cost, we’re evolving TrueView for action and scaling its best features to more places with Video action campaigns. Video action campaigns allow you to reach more customers in high-performing places on and off YouTube--all within one campaign. Learn how to create a Video action campaign

You can still make changes to your existing TrueView for action campaigns, or you can upgrade your TrueView for action campaigns to Video action campaigns using our copy and paste tool in Google Ads. Starting early 2022, Google Ads automatically upgrades all TrueView for action campaigns to Video action campaigns and opts all Video action campaigns into all video networks. Learn more about the changes to TrueView for action

TrueView for action campaigns help drive leads and conversions by adding prominent calls-to-action (CTAs), headline text overlays, and an end screen to your video ads. Using this video campaign subtype, you can encourage customers to explore your product or service, share their contact information, and take other actions valuable to your business.

As of September 30, 2021, you can only edit your existing TrueView for action campaigns. In this article, you’ll learn how to make changes to your TrueView for action campaigns.

Before you begin

Conversion tracking

Set up conversion tracking on your website and make sure the global site tag is working properly. Optimize for lightweight conversion events (such as “add to cart” or “site visit”), and choose a conversion counting option that makes sense for your campaign. This provides valuable signals to our systems so that you can achieve your desired results faster.

Budget requirements

Your budget settings affect how quickly we can optimize your campaign for conversions. For campaigns using Target CPA bidding, it’s recommended to set a budget that’s at least 15 times your target CPA. Use the chart below to understand how long it takes to optimize your campaign depending on the current budget.

Budget setting Optimization time
More than 15 times your target CPA 7 to 8 days
10 to 15 times your target CPA 2 weeks
5 to 10 times your target CPA 3 weeks

For campaigns using Maximize conversions bidding, the daily budget should be at least 10 times your expected video CPA.

Creative guidelines

Ad overview for TrueView for action

Ad guidelines for TrueView for action


If you want to achieve optimal results for your campaign, you’ll need to consider things like your bidding strategy, audiences, and creative. You can learn more about these tips in our best practices guide.

Optimize your campaign as you create it

As you create your campaign, you may receive notifications based on your setting selections. These notifications may alert you of issues that can result in decreased performance or that may be significant enough to prevent you from publishing your campaign.

The campaign construction navigation menu that appears as you construct your campaign provides a holistic view of your construction progress and will call attention to notifications that you may want to address. Move between steps in the navigation menu to easily review and resolve potential issues with your targeting, bidding, budget, or other campaign settings. Learn more about features that help you create a successful campaign


  1. Sign in to your Google Ads account.
  2. In the page menu on the left, click Campaigns.
  3. Select the campaign that you want to edit.
  4. In the page menu on the left, select a category on the left (for example, Videos or Audiences) to make changes to the campaign.
  5. To update settings like your budget or bid, select Settings > Campaign settings in the page menu.
  6. Save your changes.
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