Can’t copy and paste in Google Ads? Here’s a fix.

Last updated on May 22nd, 2024 at 10:03 am

Google Ads recently introduced a new design, but it’s not without its issues. A major bug is preventing users from copying and pasting ads, as once selected your ads, the options are just greyed out. If you can’t copy or paste ads in Google ads because the dialogue is greyed out, here’s what works for me.

The Problem: copy and paste greyed out

If you’re trying to copy and paste ads within Google Ads and can’t, it’s not just you. The new design has a bug that’s causing these options to be unavailable.

a screenshot of a computer showing copy and paste in google ads greyed out
So frustrating..

Quick Fix: jump back to old design and return

There’s an easy workaround:

  1. Switch to the old design of Google Ads from the top “appearance” panel.
  2. Refresh your page to reset the settings.
  3. Do your copying and pasting.
  4. Switch back to the new design when you’re done.

You can also switch back to the new design right after you’ve refreshed in the standard design, but results have been inconsistent.

Wrap Up

This is a temporary solution until Google rolls out a fix. If this bug is slowing you down, just revert to the old interface, and you should be good to go. Hope this helps!

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