Real User Metrics now in Labs!

We’re excited to announce the release of our new Real User Metrics feature in Netlify Labs!

This feature will allow you (only on Pro plan and above) to activate Real User Metrics for your websites to monitor Core Web Vitals metrics based on your visitors’ interactions, including:

  • Largest Contentful Paint (LCP)
  • First Input Delay (FID)
  • Cumulative Layout Shift (CLS)
  • First Contentful Paint (FCP)

To dig deeper into these performance aspects on you site, you can filter by device type (desktop and mobile).


Further, you can view these metrics across the 75th, 95th, and 99th percentiles of all of your sites’ page loads, and by minimum, average, and maximum metric results.

For greater granularity, you can also zoom in on the charts to inspect performance across any timeframe of the collected data.


We also provide an overall “health” standing for each metric in order for you to see how your site’s performance measures up to these industry-standard metrics within the 75th percentile, and identify potential areas of improvement.

Getting started with Real User Metrics

The Real User Metrics feature has been enabled for all users in Labs. To activate RUM on your site, navigate to your site settings and select Analytics > Real User Metrics.

Please note that if you haven’t enabled Analytics yet for your site, you may be prompted to enable Analytics, but Analytics is not required to use Real User Metrics.

Select Enable Real User Metrics.

After you enable Real User Metrics for your site, data collection will start the next time your site is visited. Please note that it will take up to two hours before RUM data will be displayed.

For more information on this feature, please see our Real User Metrics docs.

This is just the beginning. We have more functionality planned for this feature in the near future. We would love to hear what you think and how we can improve it for your use cases! Please respond in the thread below, or click here to take a quick 2-minute survey to share feedback on Real User Metrics.