Brie E Anderson Profile picture
Mar 26 โ€ข 5 tweets โ€ข 3 min read
Did you know that the default session time out in #GA4 is THIRTY MINUTES?! ๐Ÿ˜…

So, someone can be on your site for 29 minutes and 50 seconds and *totally* screw up your average engagement time...

It can be avoided though, here's how to change it ๐Ÿ‘‡

๐Ÿงต 1/5
In the primary navigation, click through to the admin module โš™๏ธ and go to your data streams.

You will need to make this change to each data stream ๐Ÿ™„, so just click on the first stream you see.

Clicking into the stream will take you to the "stream details" ๐Ÿ“‘

When in the stream details, look for "additional settings" and "more tagging settings"

Once you click into more tagging settings, you'll see options to change all sorts of settings...

but for this specific change, you'll need to go to
๐Ÿ‘‰ "adjust session timeout"

On this screen, you can adjust your sessions time from 30 minutes to however long you'd like.

โŒ I suggest no longer than 10 minutes. โŒ

You may be tempted to adjust timer for engaged sessions... BUT DON'T. I'll tell you why tomorrow ๐Ÿ˜

If you want more tips like this, be sure to give me a follow ๐Ÿ‘‰

If you are ready to take GA4 by the horns, enroll in my course ๐Ÿ‘‰โ€ฆ
* enroll before 3/30 for 25% off!

Tune back in tomorrow for more #GoogleAnalytics4 fun facts!


โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข

Missing some Tweet in this thread? You can try to force a refresh

Keep Current with Brie E Anderson

Brie E Anderson Profile picture

Stay in touch and get notified when new unrolls are available from this author!

Read all threads

This Thread may be Removed Anytime!


Twitter may remove this content at anytime! Save it as PDF for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video
  1. Follow @ThreadReaderApp to mention us!

  2. From a Twitter thread mention us with a keyword "unroll"
@threadreaderapp unroll

Practice here first or read more on our help page!

More from @brie_e_anderson

Mar 24
So, you don't know where anything is in GA4?

Well, guess what... You can rearrange all of your navigation in the secondary menu.

Wanna know how? Stick around ๐Ÿ‘‡

#GoogleAnalytics ๐Ÿงต/ 7
In the secondary menu for reports, there is a button for "Library."

This is where all of the reports are stored and sorted - these are the reports that make up your navigation (see where we are going ๐Ÿ˜)

When you get into the Library, select "Create New Collection"

2/7 ImageImage
A "Collection" is essentially a folder that holds your reports... Don't get lost, because we are going to talk about more folders in a second ๐Ÿ˜…

The next folder you will make is a "Topic" folder. You do this by creating a new topic.

TOPIC NAMES = Navigation button name

3/7 Image
Read 7 tweets

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3/month or $30/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Don't want to be a Premium member but still want to support us?

Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal

Or Donate anonymously using crypto!


0xfe58350B80634f60Fa6Dc149a72b4DFbc17D341E copy


3ATGMxNzCUFzxpMCHL5sWSt4DVtS8UqXpi copy

Thank you for your support!

Follow Us on Twitter!