Preview your video ad

After you create your video ad in Google Ads, you can preview what the ad will look like to viewers on YouTube. You can also send a preview of the ad to people before publishing the ad.


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.

To generate a preview of your video ad:

  1. In your Google Ads account, click the Campaigns icon Campaigns Icon , then click Overview.
  2. Click on the "Views" tab and select Video campaigns.
Note: If you prefer to use the navigation panel on the left, click Change view in the top left of your Google Ads account.
  1. Click Ads.
  2. Under the “Ad” column, hover over the ad you want to preview and click the pencil icon Edit.

    This animation shows you how to open the preview window for an ad in Google Ads

  3. Select Preview.
  4. Select Preview ad on YouTube. You can then watch a preview of the ad on a desktop computer.

    In the preview window, you can see a preview of the video ad, with additional preview options available

    If you want to preview the ad on a mobile device, select Copy link and then share the link using any method that you prefer. For example, you can copy the link in Google Ads, email the link to yourself, and then open the link on your mobile device.

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