Debug URL (admin_debug_mode) and Live Ads


A lot of networks like AdMob provide an API method to make sure adapters pull test ads while development. I make sure the adapters pull the ads meant for testing but I’m not sure if this happens while using the MoPub’s debug url directly in the browser.

So, does using the MoPub’s debug ad urls hit and pull the live ads or does it just output the response which when received by the MoPub SDK kicks the whole process of instantiating the adapter and pulling the ad from the live server?

Just want to confirm and not be in violation of any ad network’s policies.


Hi @ravionline. This is a great question and we’d want to investigate further. Could you please send an email to and reference this ticket url in that email? Many thanks.