The Users View is one of the most valuable features of Heap. It gives you a step-by-step view of a user’s journey through your product. At a high level, you can see the frequency of sessions, the number of events, and how much time a user is spending in your product. From here, you can trace the steps a user took by expanding the session.
You can also get more information about each event by clicking it; when you click on an event, a pop-up will appear giving you context about the page the user was on, the referrer of the unique session, and more. You can also filter down to a subset of users by applying filters for any actions users have or have not done, as well as any user-level properties.
Solving clients’ problems is a big part of the job, but going back and forth via email to gain the proper context can be tedious – not to mention a waste of time. The Users view enables you to recreate a customer’s steps so you can identify the root of the problem and clarify any misunderstandings.
To do so, first create a filter for the customer’s user ID or email address (however you are identifying users internally), and run the query. Next, identify the session that corresponds with the time and date of the email. You can follow the steps your customer took, and see exactly what they were doing before they submitted a help ticket. Once you have identified exactly where they went wrong, point them in the right direction or towards any resources that can clarify the correct behavior.