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When should you trigger the identify and group call?
When should you trigger the identify and group call?

FAQ: Utilizing .identify() and .group() in Analytics

Updated over a week ago

.identify() and .group() functions in analytics are used to track user behavior and their group activities, respectively.

  • .identify() assigns a unique ID and traits to a user for individual tracking.

  • .group() assigns the user to a specific group (like a company) for group-level tracking.

You should use both for comprehensive data collection. Call these functions once per session, not at every render. In React, you can invoke them in a useEffect hook with an empty dependency array ([]), ensuring they're called once when the component mounts.

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