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How is Unique Event(new) different?

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Got to know that the metric " Unique Event" got deprecated and a new variation has been introduced called Unique Event(new) in its place. Wondering if the difference can be highlighted or explained here.

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The New unique events only works with the dimensions event action, event category, event label whereas the "old" unique events could be used with all dimensions and worked as a deduplicator do basically the result was like a visit with a certain dimension.

 

Also the "old" unique events counted unique on every level for example if you had an event with two possible values for action.

event category: home, event label: teaser

event category: home, event label: logo

and a user fires off both events.

Now if you look at a report with only event category this would show 1 for the "old" unique events as it deduplicates on the selected dimension but would show 2 for the "new" unique events as the new unique events takes the two values in event action into account even though it is not displayed in the report.