Google Analytics Real-Time Reports Adds Users In Last 5 Minutes

May 24, 2024 - 7:21 am 0 by
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Google has updated the Google Analytics real-time reports to show real-time data in the last five minutes. Previously, Google only showed users in the last 30 minutes but now Google is showing both, 30 minutes and 5 minutes.

Here is a screenshot where you see the 30 minute metric on the left and the 5 minute metric on the right.

Ga4 5 Minutes Google Analytics

Maybe Google will add even more variations? I doubt it.

In 2022, Google updated Universal Analytics to show 5 minutes because when GA4 launched it showed 30 minutes and there was confusion between the UA3 real-time reports and GA4 real-time reports.

There is also this new GA4 reporting feature:

It is nice to see real-time reports as UA3 had it, at least in terms of the 5-minute timeframe.

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