With 10,000+ downloads, our GTM Copy/Paste Chrome extension is the best way for marketers to copy tags, triggers, and variables from one GTM account to another.
You can accomplish all of this without leaving Google Tag Manager. This lets you quickly and easily replicate tracking implementations across different accounts.
If you’re new to GTM, we recommend you check out our in-depth Google Tag Manager tutorial.
Then, read on to learn how to:
- Install the GTM Copy/Paste extension
- Copy and paste tags, triggers, and variables
- Copy and paste entire GTM containers
Let’s dive in!
Install the Extension
First, search for GTM Copy Paste in the Chrome Web Store, or click here.
Just click Add to Chrome, then click Add extension in the permissions popup.
Finally, click on GTM Copy Paste in your extensions menu to select which Google account you would like to connect to the extension.
You can also do this by right-clicking any tag, trigger, or variable in your GTM account and selecting Authorize GTM Copy/Paste.
How to Use the GTM Copy/Paste Extension
Copy and Paste Individual Tags, Triggers, and Variables
To use this extension, simply right-click on any tag, trigger, or variable, then select Add to GTM Copy/Paste.
This will add the item to the extension clipboard, which you can view any time by clicking on the extension in your browser toolbar.
You can continue to add multiple items to your clipboard—you won’t overwrite what you’ve already copied.
You can remove individual items by clicking the trash bin icon next to the item, or clear your whole clipboard by clicking Reset Clipboard in the menu.
💡 Top Tip: The notification-style number on your GTM Copy/Paste extension icon tells you how many items you’ve copied into your clipboard.
To paste your clipboard into a different container, simply navigate to the destination container. While there, click the Paste button in your extension.
If you want to paste your clipboard into a separate GTM account (with a different email), then click the menu button and select Log Out. Don’t worry, because this won’t clear your clipboard!
Then, click on the extension in your browser and log into the Google account where you would like to paste your list.
After you authenticate the new account, you’ll see that your clipboard list is still there! Just click Paste to add your clipboard items.
🚨 Note: If you have specific triggers or variables attached to any tags, make sure to copy and paste them as part of the same clipboard! This will automatically paste them with those same relationships.
Copy and Paste an Entire GTM Container
You can also copy/paste a whole GTM container without downloading and importing a JSON file!
To do this, simply open the JSON file in your browser and mark the whole code (Ctrl+A or ⌘+A). Right-click and select Add to GTM Copy/Paste.
Then, just go to the GTM workspace where you want to add these container elements. In the extension tool, click Paste.
No downloading or importing necessary! The GTM Copy/Paste extension is much faster, especially if your internet speed is limited.
And that’s it! This is the fastest and easiest way to replicate tracking implementations across multiple accounts. Say goodbye to manual reconfigurations and exports forever!
I hope you find this nifty little extension useful!
The GTM Copy/Paste Chrome extension is designed to make your implementations as easy as possible. With it, you should have no problem replicating useful tracking implementations across multiple accounts.
Questions? Please leave them in the comments down below! I would love to hear about your experience with this tool!