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Previewing experiments

Community Manager
# 1
Community Manager

Preview mode allows you to validate that a variant looks as intended before you start an experiment. You can also use it to preview a running or ended experiment.


How it works
With preview mode you can preview variants across different platforms and devices. Since preview mode is a state, you can navigate around your website and preview different pages while in the preview state. Preview mode allows you to see your experiment exactly as your user would see it. You can remove targeting criteria at any time, as needed.


To generate a preview

  1. Click Preview options (on the experiment detail page).
  2. Click Web Preview to open a preview in a new tab, or
  3. Click Share Preview to generate an unique URL that can be shared with colleagues.

Read more about Preview mode in the Optimize help center.


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Previewing experiments

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Hi Jason,


We are using the Free version of Optimize and I can not find the preview mode anywhere.  Can you help?





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Accepted by topic author Jason O
February 2017

Re: Previewing experiments

Google Employee
# 3
Google Employee

Hi Mike,

preview mode is activated from the Experiment setup page. Icon for previewing is available for each variant you have set up. Screen Shot 2017-01-20 at 10.41.43.png

Have in mind that some user permission levels (read) do not have the ability to preview. Read more on this here