Moving the QA workflow into the Creatives Tab

Starting March 3, 2020, we’re making an update to the QA testing workflow. Now, instead of QA testing in the QA tab, you’ll be able to complete the process in the Creatives tab, where all of the same actions can be completed. The QA tab will be gradually removed from accounts, starting March 3. We’re making this change to streamline the QA testing process.

The following actions are now available in the Creatives tab:

  • Find creatives that are ready for QA, approved, or rejected
  • Approve creatives
  • Reject creatives
  • Add notes
  • Send notifications

Learn more about each of these changes below.

Changes to QA actions

Find creatives that are ready for QA

QA tab

Creatives were organized into lists by status: Pending, Approved, Rejected. You expanded the Pending list to find creatives that were ready for QA testing.

Creatives tab

Filter the list of creatives to show them by status. To find creatives that are ready for QA testing:
  1. Go to the Creatives tab, then open a campaign.
  2. Add a Status filter, then select Published. The list is filtered to show only creatives that are ready for QA testing.

Approve creatives

QA tab

You clicked a creative to preview and test it, then clicked Approve.

Creatives tab

Approve creatives using the QA options menu.

  1. Go to the Creatives tab, then open a campaign.
  2. Check the checkboxes next to the creatives you want to approve.
  3. Click QA optionsand thenApprove. The statuses of the selected creatives change from “Pending” to “QA approved”.

Reject creatives

QA tab

While previewing a creative, you clicked Reject.

Creatives tab

Reject creatives using the QA options menu.

  1. Go to the Creatives tab, then open a campaign.
  2. Check the checkboxes next to the creatives you want to reject.
  3. Click QA optionsand thenReject. A pop-up appears where you can enter feedback for the creative developer. The statuses of the selected creatives change from “Pending” to “QA rejected”.

Add or view notes about a creative

QA tab

Next to the creative name, you clicked Add note .

Creatives tab

  1. Click a creative’s name to open it.
  2. On the page that loads, click Add comment .

Send notifications

QA tab

You clicked either Notify or Notify and submit.

Creatives tab

Send email notifications using the QA options menu.

  1. Go to the Creatives tab, then open a campaign.
  2. Check the checkboxes next to the creatives you want to send notifications about. You can only send notifications about creatives with the statuses "QA approved" or "QA rejected".
  3. Click QA optionsand thenNotify. A pop-up window appears. 
  4. Enter email addresses, select whether you want a copy, and add an optional message.
  5. Choose a notification option:
    1. If you want to send emails only, click Notify.
    2. If you want to send emails and submit the creatives to the associated Campaign Manager 360 or Google Ad Manager account, click Notify and submit.

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