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Data sharing settings

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Manage data sharing

To manage Analytics data sharing:

  1. Sign in to Firebase and select a project.
  2. Click the Settings icon and select Project Settings.
  3. On the Project Settings page, click Analytics.

You can share Analytics data for all the apps within your project, or manage how Analytics data is shared per app.

Important: Please consider your data sharing settings carefully. Legal requirements can vary based on a number of factors, including local laws, and whether you collect sensitive or regulated information. You should ensure that you have all necessary rights to share data according to your settings or disable data sharing completely.

Per-app data sharing

For each app in the project, you can enable all sharing or selectively enable specific kinds of sharing, as described in Data sharing features.

Data sharing features

You can selectively enable data sharing with specific Firebase features. When you enable data sharing with a specific feature, it allows your Analytics data to be available for use in the feature, enhancing it and providing additional functionality. The following features support Analytics data sharing.
  • Auth: Sharing with Auth allows you to see authorization events and use them to better understand the relative performance of Google sign-in versus other sign-in methods.
  • Crash: Sharing with Crash can help you better understand how users are affected by crashes in your app.
  • Notifications: Sharing with Notifications allows you to target Audiences created using your Analytics data and see the notification funnel. If you disable Notifications data sharing, you cannot send notification messages to Analytics audiences within Firebase Notifications.
  • Remote Config: Sharing with Remote Config features can enhance A/B testing and allow experiment results to surface. If you disable Remote Config data sharing, you cannot target Analytics audiences within Remote Config.
  • Predictions: To use Predictions, you must share Analytics data with it. With Predictions, you can use machine learning to dynamically generate groups of users who are predicted to trigger the Analytics events you specify.

Click the checkbox to enable sharing with additional features, services, and products as they become available. This allows future integrations to automatically be available. You can disable specific kinds of sharing at any time.

Note: If you disable a sharing setting, data shared while the setting was enabled remains accessible.

Benefits of data sharing

Google products & services

Google can access and analyze data to better understand mobile behavior and trends, and use this this data to improve Google products and services. This data can be used to improve AdWords or AdMob, so developers get better tools to create, manage, target, and analyze your ad campaigns. Google can also, depending on your sharing setting for future integrations, pre-process your Google Analytics for Firebase data for reasonable amounts of time to make new features, which may require historical data, available on day one.

Benchmarking

Aggregated and anonymous data can be used to help create features and publications that can give you a better understanding about what’s happening across your entire industry. Because this data is aggregated and made anonymous, it cannot be used to identify your account, organization, or users. Benchmarking data lets you know where you stand in your industry and contributes to research analyses that uncover important market trends, like year-over-year increase in mobile traffic.

Technical support

Google support representatives sometimes need to access your account to provide service and resolution to technical issues. Google support can access your account to troubleshoot and help you find solutions if you report an issue in your account.

Account specialists

Google sales and marketing specialists are trained to find ways to improve your experience with Google products. These specialists will be able to look at and assess the efficacy of different implementation strategies and account configurations.

Note: When data is shared with other products and features, usage of that data is governed by the terms of service of the receiving product.

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