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Attached is a screenshot of a website using Google Analytics.
Highlighted in red is the number of sessions.  When I last logged into Google Analytics I was able to view the number of Visits, instead of Sessions.  I can't seem to figure out where to change this back to the number of Visits.   Any assistance is greatly appreciated.  Thanks.
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I noticed the same thing today when I set up a new ga account.

In your set up, you can choose how long of time to consider what a new session is.  The default is 30 minutes but you can updated this in the admin area.  

It looks like the terminology has changed.  A user is unique and a session is a visit.  If you come to the site at 9am and stay for 5 minutes, then again at 9:36am, that counts as a 2nd session.

https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/1257084?hl=en

Sessions vs. Users


Analytics measures both sessions and users in your account. Sessions represent the number of individual sessions initiated by all the users to your site. If a user is inactive on your site for 30 minutes or more, any future activity is attributed to a new session. Users that leave your site and return within 30 minutes are counted as part of the original session.

The initial session by a user during any given date range is considered to be an additional session and an additional user. Any future sessions from the same user during the selected time period are counted as additional sessions, but not as additional users.
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Thanks a lot for the detailed response.   Please let me know if I am following correctly.
So now when I use Google Analytics, instead of it displaying # of Visits - it will say  # of Sessions?  In otherwords,  there is no longer a way to see # of Visits?  Thanks again.
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I think it is just a name change.  Where you used to have visits and unique visits, now there are sessions and users.  At least that is the way I am interpreting it.
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Thanks again Scott.  I really appreciate you clearing this up.
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