Data freshness is how long it takes Google Analytics to collect and process an event from your property. If that process takes 20 minutes, then data freshness is 20 minutes.
Intervals of data freshness
Analytics has the following approximate intervals of data freshness for Google Analytics 360 and/or standard properties:
|Interval||Processing time||Properties||Data limits per property||Query coverage|
|Realtime||Less than 1 minute||360, Standard||None||Limited to a few dimensions and metrics|
|360 intraday||About 1 hour||360||Premium Normal and Premium Large as defined here||All reports and API queries, except these|
|Standard intraday||4-8 hours||Standard||All property sizes||All reports and API queries, except these|
|Daily||12 hours||360, Standard||All property sizes||All reports and API queries|
|Daily||18 hours||360, Standard||Premium Large||All reports and API queries|
|Daily||24+ hours||360, Standard||Premium XLarge||All reports and API queries|
Data may not be in sync between explorations and reporting.
For details on non-standard data processing, read [GA4] Features with non-standard data processing.