The Data Studio team at Google has been on fire lately! I highly recommend subscribing to their blog, as they continue to release important new features. This past month two highly requested feature have been announced or previewed, which are Embedded Reports and Data Control! I want to give you a quick preview of both!
Embedded Reports in Data Studio
Adam Singer from Google uncovered this feature in a recent post announcing filter and chart updates. I took one of the embedded charts from the post and included it below! This is so exciting, because we can finally remove the restriction of having to access Data Studio reports solely from a URL. Now charts and reports can be embedded in any webpage, however you like! The embeds appear to retain all functionality of a regular report, including the interactivity. Try using the Device Category selector to filter the data! Also, note that you can change pages in the bottom left corner.
The embed feature does not appear to be publicly available yet, but it sure looks ready =).
Data Control in Data Studio
One of the most commonly requested feature that I’ve been asked about is whether you could create a Data Studio report and easily use it as a template across multiple Google Analytics properties, views or even accounts. To date, you had to physically make a copy of that report and then connect it to an additional data source, which could result in you creating hundreds of duplicate reports. Data control removes all of these limitations and takes templates to the next level!
You can play with Data Control, by changing the data source to any Google Analytics account you have access to in my Dashboard that I created in 10 minutes: https://datastudio.google.com/open/0Byw3d6m14ln-eXF0bTV0TDJPamM
Even better, Data Control can apply at any level of granularity within the report you create. That means I can scope the data control only to a specific chart or set of charts, by simply grouping the charts with the data control.