When I open the "User Explorer" section in Google Analytics and open the details of a specific user, I can see their session's Device Platform and Device Category, just like this:

User Report details screen with highlighted relevant info

However, where as I can create segments and get insights reports on the Device Category (Mobile, Tablet or Desktop), I cannot figure out a way to create a segment or see a report of the number of users per Device Platform (app or web).

Is there a way to filter all users or all sessions based on this "Device Platform" field?

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Yes, this data is available through the reporting API, and also available to be used in segments. E.g.:

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  • Thank you so much, the name "data source" didn't match the label from the other screen "device platform", and that's why I was confused. I googled quite a bit before asking the question but wasn't finding anything. Cheers :)
    – irreal
    Commented May 17, 2019 at 13:19

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