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How to Delete a Container in Google Tag Manager

Deleting a container from Google Tag Manager is a difficult task for beginners because of the difficulties they face in finding the "Delete" option.

In this post, we will see how to do this task. Let's get started.

Delete a Container from Google Tag Manager

Google Tag Manager homepage
  • angle-double-right
    Click on the one you want to delete.
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    Navigate to the "Admin" section.
Admin tab
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    Click on "Container Settings."
Container Settings
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    Now, you can see the "Delete" button. Click on it.
Delete button within Container Settings
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    On the confirmation popup, click the "Delete" button.
Delete Container confirmation popup

That's it. The container is deleted now. However, not permanently.

Go to Google Tag Manager homepage, and you can see the "Trash Can" which contains the deleted container. You have 30 days to restore deleted container. Once you pass that duration, the container will be removed automatically and permanently. Keep in mind that you cannot delete "deleted container" manually.

If you want to restore deleted container, here's how you can do that:

  • angle-right
    Click on the "Trash Can."
  • angle-right
    Click on the deleted container you want to recover.
  • angle-right
    Click "Restore" button at the top right.

To make restored container live, you need to republish it.

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