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Are "Guest" views unique?

mf8 New member | Level 2
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Hi,

After sharing a link that I've since closed, I wanted to track down a couple "Guest" visitors I saw in the activity.  To that end, I want to know if Guests visits in the activity stream are unique.  If I see "guest" appear twice, does that represent two accesses, two IP addresses, or an unknown number of visits in a certain time frame?

Thanks!

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Re: Are "Guest" views unique?

Dropboxer
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Hey there @mf8

Welcome to the Dropbox Community!

I'd be more than happy to help. 

When you see a guest in your shared content, it doesn't necessarily mean that it's a different user, but it generally means that it's a different browser session. 

For example, if you see two guest icons, they may refer to two separate users, or it could be the same user from a regular browser and an incognito window. 

I hope this helps clarify matters a bit!


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Re: Are "Guest" views unique?

Dropboxer
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Hey there @mf8

Welcome to the Dropbox Community!

I'd be more than happy to help. 

When you see a guest in your shared content, it doesn't necessarily mean that it's a different user, but it generally means that it's a different browser session. 

For example, if you see two guest icons, they may refer to two separate users, or it could be the same user from a regular browser and an incognito window. 

I hope this helps clarify matters a bit!


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Re: Are "Guest" views unique?

mf8 New member | Level 2
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Thank you.  Are browser sessions persistent?  Like, if a person kept there browser open for two days, and visited the page once each day, will that show up as one Guest or two?

Thanks again, this is helpful.

Re: Are "Guest" views unique?

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

Thanks for getting back to me, @mf8

I'm afraid I'm not able to give you a precise answer, since it would depend on the browser itself. 

I understand that this may not be the ideal reply you were expecting, but let me know if you have any other questions!


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Re: Are "Guest" views unique?

mf8 New member | Level 2
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Fair enough.  Thank you for your help.

Re: Are "Guest" views unique?

Dropboxer
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No worries, I hope this helps to some extent, @mf8

Don't hesitate to give us a nudge if you have any other queries and, in the meantime, I hope you have a lovely weekend ahead! 


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