Datadog Launches Session Replay
October 27, 2021
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Datadog announced the release of Session Replay, a new offering that shows organizations, through a video-like playback, how users are interacting with their applications.

Using Session Replay's video-like playback capabilities, organizations can now observe how users navigate and interact with their website to draw insight into how long it takes them to make decisions, what they hover over before clicking, how they respond to broken UI elements, and more. If an issue is identified, because Session Replay is part of Datadog's broader APM platform, users can immediately pivot to relevant traces, logs and errors to correlate frontend information with additional backend context.

"The organizations that are able to build the strongest user-centric businesses are also the organizations that have the strongest understanding of their users," said Renaud Boutet, Senior VP of Product, Datadog. "Session Replay extends Datadog's full-stack visibility to provide a complete view of user behavior, as if you were watching the user's same screen. Session Replay enables support teams and full-stack engineers to reproduce bugs and troubleshoot faster, and UI/UX designers to create more user-centric workflows. Ultimately, it helps everyone collaborate more effectively to deliver better digital experiences."

Session Replay delivers:

- Watch individual user sessions: Use a video-like interface to view exactly how users interact with your website, understand patterns in behavior and easily reproduce bugs for faster troubleshooting.

- Understand user behavior in the context of your technology stack: Quickly switch to relevant traces, logs or errors for a specific user session to continue troubleshooting in context.

- Configurable privacy and security rules: Protect end-user privacy and sensitive organizational information by restricting which screen elements are recorded.

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