If your ad account is set up for manual payments, you’ll have to put some money into a prepaid balance before you can buy and run Facebook ads. We’ll deduct from the cash you added once a day as your adverts run after you’ve added funds. In your payment settings, you can add funds to your prepaid balance at any time.
Before you begin
If you’ve already advertised on Facebook before and paid for your ads using PayPal, a credit card, or a debit card, your account is set up for automatic payments and is billed differently.
You have to be an admin of the ad account to add funds to a prepaid balance in order to buy Facebook ads.
While we don’t charge a provider fee when you buy ads with a manual payment method, the payment provider for the payment method you use may charge a fee.
The maximum amount of prepaid funds you can have in your ad account may be determined by numerous factors, including your country, your payment method, and whether or not you have a daily top-off limit (e.g. how much funds you can add daily). In some locations, we work with network providers that handle local payments. These providers may set certain restrictions on the number of funds you can add to your account in a given transaction and the exact amount of funds that you can add. If you need to add more funds to your account, it may be possible to add funds in batches by following the steps below multiple times.
In many countries, we offer multiple manual payment methods. These manual payment methods vary by country and currency, so check which ones are available to you first.
Add money to your Facebook ad account’s prepaid balance
To add funds to your ad account’s prepaid balance:
Follow the instructions to add the amount you want to your prepaid balance.
Depending on where you reside and the payment method you use to add cash to your prepaid balance, the funds may be added immediately or may require additional steps and time. You might need to go to a bank to get the funds added, for example. It may take several days for your bank to process the funds before they show in your ad account. When funds are added to your prepaid account, they will display in the Billing section’s transaction list. You can always check the transactions to see when the funds were applied to your ad account.
Once you add funds to your prepaid balance, it won’t expire and you won’t be able to withdraw it. We’ll deliver any active ads based on the budget you’ve chosen until your balance is used up. If you close your account while you still have an active balance, any leftover funds will be non-refundable, except where required by law.
Add a prepaid payment method to your existing ad account