DevTools Tips

Record and replay user flows

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Have you ever had to test the same user scenario again and again while working on a fix or performance improvement? Sometimes you just have to click the same buttons and do the same actions every time you reload the page to test something. And this can be very time consuming and frustrating.

Chrome has a very handy Recorder panel to help with this. This panel lets you record any user flow once and then replay this flow as many times as you want.

To record a new flow:

From that point on, the recording will be available in the Recorder panel and you can simply replay it any time you want:

GIF animation of the Recorder panel automatically replaying a set of recorded steps

You can learn a lot more about this panel (including how to edit a recording and how to use it to test performance improvements) in the Recorder documentation.