Create a Facebook or Instagram Ad on Mobile

Now you can create and run Facebook and Instagram ads when you’re on the go. Here, you’ll learn how to create a social ad with MailChimp’s mobile app.

How it Works

Creating an ad through MailChimp is a multi-step process. Here's how it works.

Design Your Ad in the Ad Builder

  • Connect to Facebook
    Connect your business's Facebook Page. You can also connect to Instagram.
  • Choose your audience
    Select an audience of your contacts, a brand new audience that's similar to your contacts, or people with specific interests.
  • Set your budget
    Decide how much to spend on your ad.
  • Design your ad content
    Create a one-image ad, or an ad with multiple images in carousel format.

Submit and Review

  • Submit your ad to Facebook
    After you submit and confirm your Facebook or Instagram ad, we'll send it over to Facebook for review.
  • Check back later
    Facebook will review the ad to make sure it fits their Advertising Policy. This process can take a bit of time, depending on Facebook's queue.

Post Ad and View Results

  • Post ad on social media.
    When Facebook approves your ad, we'll let you know via email that your ad will appear online soon. Ads can appear in Facebook Feeds, Facebook Instant Articles, and Audience Network (visible on mobile only), or in Instagram feeds.
  • View results
    Ad results will be updated daily in the Reports page of your MailChimp account, where you can also view comments and likes.

Create on iOS

Here’s how to create an ad on your iPhone or iPad.

  1. In the MailChimp mobile app, tap the Campaigns tab.
  2. Tap the pencil icon in the upper-right corner. Create a campaign icon
  3. Tap Create an ad.
  4. Tap the relevant sections on the Campaign information screen to choose your ad’s Campaign Name, Channel, Audience, and Budget. MCM ios campaignInfo ad
  5. Tap Design Ad to open the Ad Builder.
  6. Tap the relevant sections to edit your ad’s Message, Image, Link to address, Title, Description, and call-to-action Button.
    MCM ios campaign adbuilder
  7. When you’re done with design, tap Save at the bottom of your screen.
  8. Tap Exit to view the ad preview.
  9. If the preview looks good, tap Exit again to go back to the Campaign information screen. You’re almost done.
  10. Tap Continue.
  11. Confirm your billing information in the fields provided, and tap Save.
  12. Touch and hold the button to confirm the purchase.

We’ll send your ad over to Facebook for review. Keep an eye on your inbox for a receipt and updates on your ad’s status.

Create on Android

Here’s how to create an ad on your Android phone or tablet.

  1. In the MailChimp mobile app, tap the Campaigns tab.
  2. Tap the plus icon.
    Create campaign icon
  3. Tap Create an ad.
  4. Tap the relevant sections on the Campaign details section to choose your ad’s Campaign Name, Channel, Audience, and Budget. mcm andriod campaign ad details
  5. Tap Design Ad to open the Ad Builder.
  6. Tap the relevant sections to edit your ad’s Message, Image, Link to address, Title, Description, and call-to-action Button.
    MCM ios campaign adbuilder
  7. When you’re done with design, tap Save at the bottom of your screen.
  8. Tap Exit to view the ad preview.
  9. If the preview looks good, tap Exit again to go back to the Campaign details section. You’re almost done.
  10. Tap the send button in the lower right corner of the screen.
  11. Confirm your billing information in the fields provided, and tap Save.
  12. Touch and hold the button to confirm the purchase.

We’ll send your ad over to Facebook for review. Keep an eye on your inbox for a receipt and updates on your ad’s status.

Learn More

Need more help with ads? Check out these resources.

Design Tips for Facebook and Instagram Ads
Learn tips for creating your ad's content.

After Facebook and Instagram Ad Submission
Learn how to prevent ad submission problems, and correct and resubmit rejected ads.

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