How can we use gtag.js instead of analytics.js

tinle
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I have got a few emails from Google Analytics team. They recommend we use gtag instead of analytics.js for e-commerce tracking. But we can only put user-id in Online => Preferences. Actually,it supports adding enhanced script, but Trekkie lib always loads analytics.js instead of gtag.js.

Does anyone know how to force to use gtag.js for GA? Thanks!

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You first have to decide whether you want to move away from Shopify's native Google Analytics integration. If you do, you'll either need a custom analytics setup or use a third-party solution like LittleData.

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mikehix
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Given that Google is emailing us to do this, shouldn't Shopify move to support it?

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tinle
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@mikehix I think Shopify should upgrade the lib, there are many changes on trackers & hit types. I have not checked LittleData yet, but I believe it's very hard for 3rd apps to support those in the checkout funnel (basic plan) @Josh_Uebergang 

 

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Yes, I'd love if Shopify upgraded as well. I have heard merchants request it and wanted it myself ever since its release, which might be about 3 years ago. An optional upgrade would have to be implemented given it renders past hits useless like event tracking. I have been able to get some information about Google Analytics in Shopify from a member managing Shopify's internal GA several years ago, but have no bites about gtag.

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