Have you been putting off the trouble of having to rebuild your awesome columns layouts from the old AdWords interface? Well, Google feels your pain. Google has ability to copy your columns preferences from the old AdWords interface to the new Google Ads interface this week.
In order to do it, just go to the Tools icon in the upper right corner of the UI and select Preferences, which can be found under the Setup column. Expand the new “Columns preference” option to copy your previous column preferences to your Google Ads account.
There are some things you may want to keep in mind before you select this option. First, the change is permanent. If you click the “Copy Columns” (shown in the screenshot above), you’ll see the following notice before confirming the change:
“Copying columns replaces all of your existing Google Ads columns – in all accounts – with your previous AdWords columns. This change can’t be undone and takes up to 24 hours. You can see your column status in your column preferences.”
Secondly, if you’re logged into a an MCC, the columns preferences will copy over to all of the accounts under that MCC. If you don’t want this to happen, log in to the individual accounts to apply your old copy settings.