If you're running an agency or working in one, you may have need to save ads from the Facebook Ad Library.
Unfortunately the Facebook Ad Library links expire once the ad campaign runs off so you're left with a 404 link. So your best bet is to save the actual ad asset, be it video, image or carousel.
I've built a free tool to do exactly that! With this tool you can easily save ads by just the click of a button.
Here's how you can save ads with this tool in 3 easy steps.
1. Install the Swipekit extension & create a Swipekit account
Without this extension, it is extremely cumbersome saving ads from the ad library.
Create your account from here and follow the instructions.
Now head over to the Facebook Ad Library.
2. Find the ads you want to save from Facebook Ad Library
Head to facebook.com/ads/library/ and find an ad that you want to save. In this case, I'm searching for real estate ads for a client of mine.
Now click on the 'Save' button. This will take a few seconds but once its saved, the ad and all relevant metadata is saved in your Swipekit account.
3. Build a collection of ads
Alright great you've got the ad. But now what?
Next step: Organise your ads.
Create a board from your Swipekit webapp and give it a creative name. It could be something like 'Great hooks', 'Competitor ads' or even the name of your client.
Now click on the tickmark on the top left corner of your saved ad and add them to your board using the bulk update menu.
Once these Ads are saved in your board, you can share your board's public link with anyone, even with your clients.
They don't need a Swipekit account to view Ads in your public board link.
That's it! You've saved your first ad from the Facebook Ad Library. Even better, you've organized it in your Swipekit library.
Feel free to share it with your co-workers or clients by making the board public.