Microsoft Clarity Live

Microsoft Clarity Live

Watch how people are engaging with your site - right from your site.

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What is Microsoft Clarity Live?

Microsoft Clarity Live is a Chrome extension that allows for intuitive tracking of user engagement with your site. Helping identify where users interact most on your page and where they encounter difficulties, this tool is designed for site optimization. Features such as heatmaps, area heatmaps, and session recordings provide real-time visualizations of user engagement without the need to navigate away from your site. Creating a free Clarity account enables you to choose specific experiences to monitor and gives you control over the visualization parameters. Regarded for its user-friendly application, Clarity is a hassle-free tool for obtaining invaluable data on your site's performance.

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Rating: 3.94 (17)
Version: 1.0.3 (Last updated: 2022-12-22)
Creation date: 2022-04-14
Manifest version: 3
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Size: 3.50M
Email: Click to see
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood

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Microsoft Clarity Live
Microsoft Clarity Live (v1.0.4)
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The Microsoft Clarity Live extension helps you easily see where users engage with your site, where they get stuck, and test out new ideas. You don't have to go to a separate website or comb through columns of data to get the info you need, either. Clarity Live does the hard work for you by creating heatmaps and session recordings that you can view without leaving your site. These data visualizations make it simple to analyze engagement, optimize your design, and quickly identify and fix problems.

How it works: Download the extension and set up a free Clarity account if you don't already have one. Then simply navigate to the page or specific experience you want to explore and select the heatmap, area heatmap, or session recording icon on the Clarity widget. Voila! Whichever Clarity feature you chose launches right over the page you're on. That's it. Analytics has never been so easy!


Heatmaps: Clarity Live combines two types of heatmap into one view. Click heatmaps capture the most clicked (or tapped) elements on a page. Scroll heatmaps reveal the most viewed areas on a page by showing how far users scroll. Clarity Live makes it easy to see engagement for flyouts, popups, dropdown lists, and other elements that can be difficult to capture in a typical heatmap experience.

Area heatmaps: Instead of visualizing engagement on the element level, these heatmaps allow you to select an area, which could contain several elements, to get the total clicks and click distribution rate. An area could include just one element or be as large as the entire page. You're in control.

Session recordings: These give you a front-row seat to individual sessions. These animated renderings capture how a user explored your site, by showing you where they clicked or tapped, where they hesitated, and how they moved their cursor. Clarity Live makes it a snap to find recordings for a specific experience, too. For example, if you wanted to see how a user engages with a particular popup, you could fire the popup on your site, and select the recording icon on the widget. You would instantly see relevant recordings made within the last three days.

A note on pricing: Clarity is 100% free. You'll never be asked to upgrade to a paid version. No credit card is required to sign up for a Clarity account. Learn more(

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  • Easy to install
  • Useful for viewing heatmaps on the live website
  • Free
  • Great addition to Google Analytics
  • Provides insights like counts of clicks
  • Launch failure reported by many users
  • Permission issues
  • Lack of support or guidance to fix issues
  • Doesn't work for some users even after enabling all settings
  • Incompatibility issues with Edge
Most mentioned
  • Easy to install
  • Permission issues
  • Launch failure
  • Heatmaps
  • Clarity Live
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Risk impact

Microsoft Clarity Live is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Microsoft Clarity Live if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Microsoft Clarity Live has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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