As of July 1, 2023, the old version of Google Analytics (Universal Analytics) has been phased out. This means that Universal Analytics will no longer receive updates from the Google Analytics Team. Instead, all new features and enhancements will only be available in GA4.
If you are currently using Universal Analytics, it is important to switch to GA4 in order to ensure that Google Analytics continues to function correctly.
If you’d prefer written instructions, just keep reading.
1. Go to Analytify >> Settings >> Advanced.
2. In the Google Analytics Version dropdown menu, select GA4 – Google Analytics 4.
3. Click Save Changes.
4. You will now be able to select a Profile GA4 Profile.
5. In the Profile tab, select your GA4 profile and click Save Changes.
6. After switching to GA4, also update the tracking mode. It should be set to gtag.js, as shown in the below screenshot:
When switching to GA4 within the Analytify dashboard while using the custom APIs option, you can encounter an error that prevents data retrieval upon switching from Universal Analytics (UA) to GA4.
To effectively address this situation, you must enable the necessary Google APIs within your Google Cloud project. Follow the below steps:
Your system should work fine once you have enabled all the required APIs.
You can disable the custom API keys option if you prefer not to use additional APIs.
Follow these steps:
Now, reauthenticate your Google account by navigating to the Authentication tab.
Verify the system to ensure that data retrieval and tracking are operational.
By carefully following these step-by-step instructions, you can easily switch to GA4 within the Analytify dashboard while using custom APIs, ensuring smooth integration and uninterrupted access to your Google Analytics data.
That’s it! With a few clicks, you can switch your Universal Analytics to GA4.
Want to know more about GA4 being fully compatible with Analytify? You can read our announcement post here: Introducing Analytify 5.0: Fully Compatible with Google Analytics 4 (GA4)
If you have any doubts or questions related to this matter, please don’t hesitate to contact our support team.