Playwright Multiple Browser Contexts

Now, we know that an independent browser session, for example, an incognito mode, can be called a browser context. They are isolated environments within a single browser instance.

The playwright can create multiple browser contexts within a single test scenario. This is useful when we need to test for multi-user functionality like chat.


  • We will create two contexts and test our programsbuzz and autopract site on two pages.
  • While doing so, we will be covering a topic on getting all texts of a page on a service-based application.
  • A service-based is identified easily when it receives a call from APIs, fetches through it, and displays the page's content.

  • We can see that the calls are made for the content to display. This means this is a service-based application.
const {test, expect} = require('@playwright/test');

  test('testing', async ({browser})=> 

const context = await browser.newContext();
const page1 = await context.newPage();
await page1.goto('');
await page1.locator('.gv-icon-52').click();
await page1.locator('#edit-keys').type('Playwright');
await page1.locator('#edit-submit').click();
await page1.waitForLoadState('networkidle');
const titles = await page1.locator('h3 a').allTextContents();

const context2 = await browser.newContext();
const page2 = await context2.newPage();
await page2.goto('')
await page2.locator("input[value='four']").click()
await page2.locator("input[value='IN']").click()
  • Two contexts and pages are created to automate different sites in an identical test environment.
  • So in the first context, we are doing the text display example.
  • So to wait for the call to be made and ensure all the texts are visible, we can use the waitForLoadState until the networkidle is mentioned.
  • So this waits for the calls to be made and fetches the texts from that page using allTextContents.
  • In the second context, it is a simple checkbox operation and radio button handling.

Mon, 06/20/2022 - 10:06

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Ashwin is working with iVagus as a Technical Lead. He has experience in various technologies like Cypress, JavaScript, TypeScript, Rest Assured, Selenium, Cucumber, and Java.