Enable YouTube Video Views Tracking Using GA4 and GTM without requiring video reload

The default configuration of the YouTube video widget does not enable tracking of views without forcing all videos to reload via a JavaScript API triggered in GTM.

This effectively means we can choose either:
1) Tracking video views but degrading customer experience and performance due to the flicker and reload
2) Having no flicker and standard load times but no tracking of video views.

I would be great if this was solved by the webflow team for non-developers. I've given more details here:

  • Matthew Oldham
  • Feb 27 2023