How to “preview” a click event tag in the Google Tag Manager console

A quick, but super useful tip, if you’re spending a lot of time creating tags in Google Tag Manager on click events.

The Google Tag Manager Console

Assuming you have the Google Tag Manager Console open (by having your container in 'preview' mode) - have you wanted to be able to click on something, and see what tag fires, without going on to the page/URL that you just clicked?

If you’re on a Mac, simply hold the command key while clicking on the link that you’re trying to test your tag on. (I assume the Control key will do the same on Windows) This will:

I’ve not seen this idea documented elsewhere, so I hope this is useful to others.