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Adding languages to your ads

How to speed up the production process by adding translations

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Translations help you efficiently serve multiple markets and countries. In this tutorial, we will explain how you can easily add languages to an existing ad set. Currently, we have a list of 32 languages to choose from. If you want to see what languages we support, check out this help article.  

Step 1: Add a language to your ad set
Adding a language to an existing ad set is quite simple. For this tutorial, we will start by translating your ads to Dutch. First, navigate to the “all view” of your ad set. Then, click on the “original language” dropdown in the top left corner of the toolbar.

Then, click on the “add languages” button and select the language you prefer, and click the “add” button.

Step 2: Select a language
After adding your language, the modal closes automatically. You now have to select the newly added language by clicking the “original language” dropdown in the toolbar. Click on the newly added language, in this example: Dutch. Now, you can translate your texts. First, click on a “button” or “text element” in the sidebar.

Then, type a few words, for example, ‘some relevant text for the example ad set in Dutch’. You will see the text appear on the canvas. When you’re satisfied with your translation, click anywhere on the canvas to stop editing the text. That’s all!

Step 3: Adding another language
If you want to make multiple translations, you go back to step 1 to select another language to add. The rest of the process is exactly the same as mentioned above. You can select up to 32 translations

Step 4: Previewing your translations
To see what your translations look like for each selected language, you can use the “preview” button in the navigation toolbar. Use the “all view” to see all your versions at once. In the toolbar, you can switch languages in the “language dropdown”.

As you will see here, added languages get line breaks and hyphens - automatically and grammatically correct. When you select the Arabic language, the text will be automatically aligned and written from right to left. 

Step 5: Displaying different visuals for each added language
Sometimes you don’t want to translate your ads, but you simply want to adjust the visuals for localization purposes. For example when you want to use another logo or different image for another region. 

After selecting a language via the “language dropdown”, you will see the sidebar offers limited possibilities. Simply click the visual element you want to change and replace it with another. 

Please note that when you are working on your translations, you are able to replace the image or logo. But you can’t reposition, resize, or crop these elements, so make sure you select a replacement visual that has the same aspect ratio.

Want to learn more? Check out the following tutorials:

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