Google Analytics Debugger

Google Analytics Debugger

Prints useful information to the JavaScript console by enabling the debug version of the Google Analytics Javascript.

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What is Google Analytics Debugger?

Google Analytics Debugger is a popular Chrome extension by Google Analytics. This extension has 576,613 weekly active users, a good user rating of 4.19, and is most similar to Google Analytics Debugger and Tag Assistant Legacy (by Google). The latest version, 2.8, was updated 4 years ago.

Stats date:
Rating: 4.19 (532)
Version: 2.8 (Last updated: 2019-09-03)
Creation date: 2019-09-03
Manifest version: 2
  • http://*/*
  • https://*/*
  • webRequest
  • webRequestBlocking
  • tabs
Size: 29.57K
Email: Click to see
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood

Other platforms

Not available on Firefox
Not available on Edge
This extension loads the debug version of the Google Analytics Javascript for all sites you browse using Google Chrome.  It prints useful information to the Javascript console.  These messages include error messages and warnings which can tell you when your analytics tracking code is set up incorrectly.  In addition, it provides a detailed breakdown of each tracking beacon sent to Google Analytics.

To use this extension, You need to follow three steps: 

1. Turn it on by clicking its icon to the right of the address bar.  
2. Open the Chrome Javascript console to see the messages.
        On Windows and Linux, press Control-Shift-J.
        On Mac, press Command-Option-J.
3. Refresh the page you are on. 

By installing this extension, you agree to the Chrome Gallery Terms of Service at

You can ask questions about the plugin and report bugs at

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User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Chrome Web Store does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
  • Helpful for debugging Google Analytics
  • Saves time
  • Useful for developers
  • Nice design
  • Provides insights into GA implementation
  • Not always reliable
  • Not maintained regularly
  • Lacks some options
  • May slow down website loading
Most mentioned
  • Not working
  • Useful/helpful
  • Doesn't work
  • Stopped working
  • Great/useful tool
  • Does what it promises
  • Needs updating/maintenance
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Risk impact

Google Analytics Debugger requires a number of risky 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 Google Analytics Debugger if you trust the publisher.

Risk impact measures the level of extra permissions an extension has access to. A low risk impact extension cannot do much harms, whereas a high risk impact extension can do a lot of damage like stealing your password, bypass your security settings, and access your personal data. High risk impact extensions are not necessarily malicious. However, if they do turn malicious, they can be very harmful.

Risk likelihood

Google Analytics Debugger has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

Risk likelihood measures the probability that a Chrome extension may turn malicious. This is determined by the publisher and the Chrome extension reputation on Chrome Web Store, the amount of time the Chrome extension has been around, and other signals about the Chrome extension. Our algorithms are not perfect, and are subject to change as we discover new ways to detect malicious extensions. We recommend that you always exercise caution when installing a Chrome extension, especially ones with higher risk impact and/or higher risk likelihood.

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