Installing FullStory with Segment makes it simple to get up and running without custom code or added implementation time. All you need to do is sign up for FullStory, paste your credentials into the Segment integrations page and the Segment snippet will load FullStory in the background to start recording user sessions immediately. The standard web analytics data you’d expect will all be collected automatically: traffic sources, device, location, page info, clicks, and more. The user ID and traits being recorded in Segment will also appear in FullStory automatically, with email and display name mapped to the special traits available in FullStory. This means no custom coding is necessary to get FullStory up and running with identified user session recordings, saving you time and development resources.
How it Works
The FullStory integration with Segment allows you to install and enable FullStory on your website or app with the click of a button. In addition, with the Segment integration for FullStory, you can associate specific visitor sessions with known users or customers and pass over specific details such as user ID, plan, signup date, lifetime value, and more.
To integrate FullStory with your Native Mobile App (Andorid and iOS), please follow the instructions found here.
Set up from Segment
After you set up your Segment account, navigate to the Segment dashboard. Add a new destination.
Then select FullStory and confirm your source.
In the configuration pane, click FS Org to enter your FullStory Org ID (found in FullStory's Settings > FullStory Setup tab. Look for the value found on this line:
window[‘_fs_org’] = ‘ABC’). Then Save.
Then click "Activate Destination" and sessions should start rolling into your FullStory account.
Send Custom Events through Segment
If you use Segment to instrument important custom events on your website (whether “add to cart”, “purchase” “sign-up” or any other event that is important to your business) - now you can send those instrumented client-side events through Segment to FullStory with no extra effort or coding.
What does this mean for you?
Less time searching for a specific session.
- If you have 100 sessions, but only care about the 3 sessions where a customer completed an order - now you can search for only those sessions where the “Order Completed” event occurred.
Less time in session - jump to the exact spot the event happened in playback.
If your customer spent 3 hours interacting with your website, now you can jump right to the minute where they clicked “Add to Cart”, because we annotate the playback with a custom event icon for easy navigating.
Be able to search and segment with even more granularity - if you pass through properties for your events.
An example of a possible search with custom events instrumented through Segment:
Note - the integration pulls through client-side events only. Server-server events in Segment will not currently show up in FullStory.
There is no extra work to do in FullStory to send through your events. You may need to adjust some settings within Segment's settings if you have set up whitelisting rules.
Segment Data Sources and FullStory
Segment provides ways to track customer data from multiple sources. Please note that only data that is tracked with Analytics.js directly on the website will be available in FullStory. FullStory isn't able to ingest customer data from Segment if the data comes from a source other than Analytics.js (e.g. FullStory can't track Segment data from Segment's Mobile, Server, Cloud App, or their generic HTTP sources).