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BrowserContext class

BrowserContext represents individual user contexts within a browser.

When a browser is launched, it has a single browser context by default. Others can be created using Browser.createBrowserContext(). Each context has isolated storage (cookies/localStorage/etc.)

BrowserContext emits various events which are documented in the BrowserContextEvent enum.

If a page opens another page, e.g. using, the popup will belong to the parent page's browser context.


export declare abstract class BrowserContext extends EventEmitter<BrowserContextEvents>

Extends: EventEmitter<BrowserContextEvents>


The constructor for this class is marked as internal. Third-party code should not call the constructor directly or create subclasses that extend the BrowserContext class.


Creating a new browser context:

// Create a new browser context
const context = await browser.createBrowserContext();
// Create a new page inside context.
const page = await context.newPage();
// ... do stuff with page ...
await page.goto('');
// Dispose context once it's no longer needed.
await context.close();


closedreadonlybooleanWhether this browser context is closed.
idreadonlystring | undefinedIdentifier for this browser context.


browser()Gets the browser associated with this browser context.
clearPermissionOverrides()Clears all permission overrides for this browser context.
close()Closes this browser context and all associated pages.

Whether this browser context is incognito.

In Chrome, the default browser context is the only non-incognito browser context.

newPage()Creates a new page in this browser context.
overridePermissions(origin, permissions)Grants this browser context the given permissions within the given origin.
pages()Gets a list of all open pages inside this browser context.
targets()Gets all active targets inside this browser context.
waitForTarget(predicate, options)

Waits until a target matching the given predicate appears and returns it.

This will look all open browser contexts.