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  • How can I use GA4 ID to track my Google Chrome extension?

    Posted by Isabella on 16 May 2023 at 3:12 pm

    Hey there! So, I’ve just whipped up a new Google Chrome extension and I’d love to keep an eye on it using the in-built Google analytics. There’s a spot on my extension dashboard for a “Google analytics ID” (something like UA-XXXX), but all I can do is make new properties on the latest Google Analytics 4 (GA4) which uses a completely different ID format (more like G-XXXX). Just wondering, what should I be popping into the “Google analytics ID” box to keep tabs on my extension through my GA4 property?

    Avery replied 10 months, 3 weeks ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Lily

    Member
    26 May 2023 at 5:33 pm

    Unfortunately, if your tracker has been set up to work with Universal Analytics (UA), you’ll need a UA-XXXX property ID in order to get your tracking data. If you’re wanting to use GA4, you’re going to need to find a tracker that’s compatible with it and can handle the G-XXXX code format.

  • Avery

    Member
    3 June 2023 at 5:48 am

    Unfortunately, the “Google Analytics ID” for Chrome Extensions requires the older UA-XXXX format from Universal Analytics, and can’t directly use the newer GA4 ID format of G-XXXX. Currently, there seems to be no direct solution for using the GA4 ID with Chrome Extensions. What you could do is to set up a new Universal Analytics property as a work-around to get a UA-XXXX ID. Then you can use that UA-XXXX ID in the Chrome extension. It’s also suggested to reach out to Google Support to see if there are updates or further work-arounds to allowing newer GA4 ID usage within Chrome Extensions.

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