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How to Preview Ads
TikTok Ads Manager lets you conveniently preview your ads across our family of apps and across different formats using the ad preview feature. 

You can choose to preview your ads on the ad platform or on your mobile device.

Note: You will not be charged for ad previews.

Preview Ads on the TikTok Ads Manager

Using this method is very intuitive and happens in the middle of your ad creation process, follow these steps below:
  1. Go to the "Campaign" page.
  1. Click "Create" to start creating your campaign.
  1. Follow the steps to create your campaign and ad groups. 
  1. Once you create your ad group, you'll get to the "Ad" set up where you will need to upload your media. For more details, view how to set up an ad.
  1. After you've uploaded your media, you'll see the ad preview box displaying your ad.image.png
  1. This lets you preview your video across the entire family of TikTok Ads' apps. 
    • Click on each app icon at the top to change app previews. 
    • Click on the arrows at the bottom to change ad format previews.

Note: The ad preview is not specific to the device. There might be slight differences in appearance when it comes to different devices.

Preview ads on your mobile device

Once your ad group gets "Approved", you can preview each individual ad on your mobile device by following these steps below:
  1. Go to the "Campaign" page.
  1. Click on the "Ad" tab.
  1. Find your ad, and click the 3-dot icon to open a drop-down menu.
  1. Click "Preview".
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  1. Obtain and enter your User ID (UID)
    1. See "How to Get a User ID" below for the steps on how to do this.
  1. Click "Confirm". image.png

  1. Open the same app on your phone as the one you selected for your ad placement. If you chose "Automatic Placement", you can preview your ads in any of the apps available on TikTok Ads Manager.
  1. Refresh the home screen page of the app you opened on your phone. Your ad preview should appear. 
Note:
  • Only approved ads can be previewed.
  • A preview is valid for 10 minutes. You need to restart the process to preview it again.
  • Make sure the network environment is consistent with that of your ad targeting area. For example, if your ad targeting area in Japan, then your preview device needs to be in the Japanese network environment. Otherwise, your device needs to connect to a corresponding VPN to preview the ad
  • If you want to test an "App Install" ad, you need to use an Android or iOS device for previewing, based on the destination app store.
  • You will not be charged for ad previews, so do not worry about wasting ad costs due to multiple previews.
  • If you choose to place your ad on BuzzVideo and Topbuzz, your ad will appear randomly in their ad placements.
  • If users in Mainland China need to log in to the overseas app store to download apps, they should use a VPN. You can then set the language to the language of the corresponding area and pull out your Mainland Chinese SIM card to to download and open the app (for content protection reasons, domestic users should pull out their cards, as viewing overseas content has strict controls).

How to get a User ID (UID)

There are two methods for getting Your User ID (UID):
  • Chat Method - Obtain your User ID (UID) using the feedback section of settings.
  • Settings Method - Obtain your User ID (UID) by tapping on the settings page.
Details on which method to use on each app below.

TikTok

When using TikTok, you can obtain your User ID (UID) using the settings method.

Settings Method:
  1. Download and log in to TikTok.
  1. Go to your "Me" page.
  1. Click the 3-dot icon in the top-right corner.
  1. Scroll all the way down until you see your app version number a the bottom of the page.
  1. Continuously tap on the version number and your User ID (UID) will be shown. A notification will tell you that it has been copied to your clipboard.

TopBuzz

When using TopBuzz, you can obtain your User ID (UID) using the chat method.

Chat Method:
  1. Download and log in to TopBuzz.
  1. Go to your "Profile" page.
  1. Click the menu icon in the top-left corner.
  1. Click on "Feedback".
  1. Click on "Send us feedback".
  1. This will open up a chat page. Type "whoami" (without quotes) and click "Post".
  1. The system will automatically reply with your profile IDs. Copy your User ID (UID).
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Babe

When using Babe, you can obtain your User ID (UID) using the chat method.

Chat Method:
  1. Download and log in to Babe.
  1. Go to your "Profile" page.
  1. Click the wheel icon in the top-right corner.
  1. Click on "Saran".
  1. Click on "Send us your suggestions".
  1. This will open up a chat page. Type "whoami" (without quotes) and click "Send".
  1. The system will automatically reply with your profile IDs. Copy your User ID (UID).
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