Change an event's activity status

This article helps you:

  • Understand what constitutes an active or inactive event

  • Learn how to set an event's status

You can specify whether an event should be considered an active or inactive event. A good way to think about the difference is that an active event is one the user actively engaged with, like clicking the Add to Cart button. An inactive event is one that happened to the user, without any specific action on their part. Some good examples of this would be events like Push Notification Sent or Message Received.

Setting an event as inactive will remove that event from any dashboard metrics counting active users and active events. Users who only trigger inactive events will not be counted as active users for that day, though they will count towards Amplitude’s new user definitions.


When you change an event's activity status from active to inactive, Amplitude will apply that change immediately and retroactively, so you should expect to see changes in your historical data. Inactive events will still count against your event volume.

To change the activity status, follow these steps:

  1. Click the checkbox next to the event name. You can select more than one event if you want to change the status of multiple events at once.
  2. Click the Edit Activity drop-down menu.
  3. Select the new event status.



This only applies to active events and event properties that are included in your tracking plan. It also does not apply to custom events.

The Activity status can also be updated from the Activity column in the Events table or the Details fly-out of a specific event. From the Events table, change the status from the Activity column's drop-down menu. Click on an event's name to access the Details fly-out, and change the Activity status from the drop-down menu.

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June 5th, 2024

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