Pay Later messaging analytics

When you integrate PayPal Pay Later messaging, you can also integrate your analytics platform and add events related to Pay Later messaging.

The PayPal JavaScript SDK accepts optional callback function properties.


The following table lists events that can be tracked by your analytics platform:

Options Type Description
onRender Function Callback function called immediately after each message is successfully rendered to the DOM.
onClick Function Callback function called immediately after each message is selected.
onApply Function Callback function called immediately after clicking on an apply link or button.


<!DOCTYPE html>

    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
    <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge" />

    <div class="pp-message"></div>
            amount: 500,
            pageType: 'product-detail',
            style: {
                layout: 'text',
                logo: {
                  type: 'primary',
                  position: 'top'
            onRender: () => {
            onClick: () => {
            onApply: () => {

In the previous example, you create a message object by calling the paypal.Messages function with a configuration object that includes optional properties for onRender, onClick, and onApply.

The functions in this example log in the console that an event has occurred. Refer to your analytics platform's documentation to learn how to log when a custom event has occurred. Put that code in the function body of the event hook properties of the messages configuration object.

You can also possible add event hooks using inline HTML attributes.

Note: Like other inline HTML attributes, the event handlers added in HTML override any defined by the JavaScript API. Example:

  data-pp-onrender="console.log('Callback called on render')"
  data-pp-onclick="console.log('Callback called on click')"
  data-pp-onapply="console.log('Callback called on apply')"