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Version: 22.13.0

What is Puppeteer?

Puppeteer is a Node.js library which provides a high-level API to control Chrome/Chromium over the DevTools Protocol. Puppeteer runs in headless mode by default, but can be configured to run in full ("headful") Chrome/Chromium.

Features

Most things that you can do manually in the browser can be done using Puppeteer! Here are a few examples to get you started:

  • Automate form submission, UI testing, keyboard input, etc.
  • Create an automated testing environment using the latest JavaScript and browser features.
  • Capture a timeline trace of your site to help diagnose performance issues.
  • Test Chrome Extensions.
  • Generate screenshots and PDFs of pages.
  • Crawl a SPA (Single-Page Application) and generate pre-rendered content (i.e. "SSR" (Server-Side Rendering)).