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2023 Tutorial for Annotations Migration from Universal Analytics to GA4

Updated: May 15


This is how to migrate UA Annotations into GA4 in 3 min.



The first step is to copy your annotations from your Google Analytics (UA) account:


1- Open Google Analytics UA property


2- Go to Admin on the left side menu

3- Click "Annotations"


4- Copy the list (select/mark it and copy ctrl-c)


Now is the time to upload and display in GA4


5- Log into your Crystal Ball account.


6- In the annotations list page, Tap “CSV Upload” to proceed.


7: Download the sample CSV excel sheet to copy your annotation list into it.


8- Paste the annotations from UA (from step 4) into the sample CSV file


9- Choose your GA property linked to this list of annotations and click "Upload and Preview"


10- Map the columns


11- If there is any error, fix the marked fields and continue until everything is good to go.


12- Click on “Submit” and you have successfully uploaded your list of annotations


13- If you still don't have the Crystal Ball Extension installed, download the Chrome Extension and login


14- Go to your GA4 account and click on the dots over the GA4 charts




Now, you have successfully transferred your annotation data from UA into your GA4 property.



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