If you are running Facebook ads for another business, you have to request access to their Facebook Ad Account. Then you can run ads, and add users from your Business Manager to this Ad Account and this is also a more transparent way to manage your clients’ Facebook ads.
In this Facebook ads tutorial, we are going to show you how to request access to a Facebook Ad Account of another Business and everything else that is related to this topic.
Let’s jump in.
If you prefer to watch a video tutorial on requesting access to a Facebook Ad Account, check out this one:
How to request access to a Facebook Ad Account?
Obviously, you need to have a Business Manager for this. Check out this tutorial, if you haven’t created one yet.
But anyway, here is the process of requesting access to a Facebook Ad Account of your clients:
- Open the Facebook Business Manager account
- Navigate the Business Settings section from the hamburger menu
- Click on ‘Accounts’ then on ‘Ad Accounts’.
- Here you can see all Ad Accounts if you have added any.
- Click on the blue ‘Add’ button
- Then click on ‘Request access to Facebook Ad Account’.
- You need to fill in the Ad Account ID of the Ad Account
- Finally, choose the permissions you want to have for the account.
- Then click on ‘Confirm’
If you followed along, now you have requested access to the Facebook Ad Account. The Ad Account owner should receive a message now that you have requested access to their Ad Account.
They can accept or reject your request. As a best practice, let them know that you have requested access to the Ad Account, so they can give you access faster.
Keep in mind that if you own the FB Ad account, you should add the Ad Account to the Business Manager. Learn the difference here:
Can’t request access to Facebook Ad Account
If you can’t request access to the Facebook Ad Account for any reason whatsoever, then you can also ask the owner of the Facebook Ad Account to add you as a partner to their Business Manager and then add Ad Account access in the Business Manager.
Here is how to do that:
- First, contact the owner of the Facebook Ad Account
- Ask them to go to the Ad Account tab
- Then they should click on ‘Assign partner’
- Then they have to add your Business Manager ID in the appropriate field.*
This way, they still have full control over your Ad Account access and remove you and your employees if you no longer work on their Ad Accounts.
*If you don’t know your Facebook Business ID, check out this tutorial: