By default, your Campaign Builder is in Builder View, which displays all content, regardless of any country- or time-based visibility settings you have in place on any widgets. Use Preview Mode to preview the visibility settings you set up for your widgets, as well as test your campaign in a simulated live setting.
To enter Preview Mode, click on the Preview button at the top of the Campaign Builder.
Preview Mode contains all of the settings and features that were previously in the Preview Control Panel; we just made them easier to use and find.
If you have visibility settings based on country in use in any of your widgets, you can use the Country... drop-down menu to see how the campaign will look to a Facebook user from that country. If you don't have any country settings set up, this dropdown menu will not appear.
If you are using visibility settings based on dates or times, you can use the Current Time menu to see how your campaign will look at different times. To change your time zone, click your picture at the top-right corner of the Campaign Builder, and then click Preferences. Just like the country settings, if you do not have any specific time/date settings set up, this dropdown menu will not appear.
Desktop Only/Mobile Only
If you have widgets that have Desktop Only or Mobile Only visibility settings, you can toggle between viewing these by using the ruler. Click in the middle of the ruler to change the preview size to mobile mode, and you'll see any widgets that are set to Mobile Only. Click anywhere to the left or right in the ruler to a bigger size, and you should see the widgets that are set to Desktop Only. When you click on the ruler, you should see the icon in the center change - you'll see a phone icon if it's a mobile size, and a monitor icon if it's a desktop size.
Test Entries/Live Entries
Use the Test Entries or Live Entries button to turn live entry data on and off. When Live Entries is showing, any data you enter into the Form, Voting, or Entry Count Widgets will be visible when the campaign is published. What the button displays is which mode you are currently in.
- Live Entries: With the button showing Live Entries, the site will place any entry or vote you submit while in the Campaign Builder in the same database folder as the entries and votes visitors submit. An example use case would be to create a vote-only contest in which visitors vote on the submissions you have entered.
- Test Entries: With the button showing Test Entries, the site will place any entry or vote you submit while in the Campaign Builder in a separate database folder from the entries and votes visitors submit. An example use case would be to test your campaign to make sure it works properly, without having your entries interfere with visitor entries.
With the Limits button activated, the restrictions you put in place when designing the Form are enforced when you submit test entries from within the Campaign Builder. If you click the button to deactivate it, it will change to No Limits - at that point you can submit an unlimited number of entries.