Test Suites



This guide assumes that you already have a Cypress 10.9+ test suite. If you’re just setting up your Cypress test suite, first follow the instructions here (opens in a new tab).

Install the Replay plugin

1. Install the @replayio/cypress (opens in a new tab) package in your project:

npm install @replayio/cypress -D

2. Add the Replay plugin to cypress.config.js

const { defineConfig } = require('cypress');
// 🙋‍♂️ Add this line to require the replay plugin
const { plugin: replayPlugin } = require("@replayio/cypress")
module.exports = defineConfig({
  e2e: {
    setupNodeEvents(on, config) {
      // 🙋‍♂️ Add this line to install the replay plugin
      replayPlugin(on, config, {
        upload: true,
        apiKey: process.env.REPLAY_API_KEY,
      // Make sure that setupNodeEvents returns config
      return config;

3. Import Replay to your support file (opens in a new tab)

It should be cypress/support/e2e.js for e2e tests (unless modified)


Setup Replay Dashboard

First, create a new team in Replay to organize your Cypress replays. You’ll also need an API Key to upload your replays and team API keys have much higher limits than personal API keys.

1. Go to your Replay Dashboard and create a new team

Alternatively, you can visit this link (opens in a new tab) to instantly create a new team.


Test Suites are currently in closed Beta. If you’d like to start recording your tests, test suites need to be enabled in your team. Join our waitlist (opens in a new tab) and we’ll reach out to you as soon as possible.

2. Once you’ve created a team, click on the settings icon next to your team name and create a new API Key

3. Save that API in your CI environment as REPLAY_API_KEY

This step may vary depending on your CI provider. You can learn more about how to set up environment variables with different CI providers on this docs page.

Record your tests

Recording locally

Once you have Replay plugin into your project, you are ready to create your recordings. These will be available in your Replay Dashboard (opens in a new tab). You can run your tests by adding the --browser flag.

npx cypress run --browser replay-chromium
➜ npx cypress run --browser replay-chromium
  (Run Starting)
  │ Cypress:        13.5.1                                                                         │
  │ Browser:        Replay 91 (headless)                                                           │
  │ Node Version:   v18.10.0 (/Users/filiphric/.nvm/versions/node/v18.10.0/bin/node)               │
  │ Specs:          1 found (spec.cy.ts)                                                           │
  │ Searched:       cypress/e2e/**/*.cy.{js,jsx,ts,tsx}                                            │
  Running:  spec.cy.ts                                                                      (1 of 1)
  ✓ add todo (1022ms)
  ✓ edit todo (1387ms)
  ✓ complete todo (987ms)
  ✓ remove todo (973ms)
  4 passing (5s)
  │ Tests:        4                                                                                │
  │ Passing:      4                                                                                │
  │ Failing:      0                                                                                │
  │ Pending:      0                                                                                │
  │ Skipped:      0                                                                                │
  │ Screenshots:  0                                                                                │
  │ Video:        false                                                                            │
  │ Duration:     4 seconds                                                                        │
  │ Spec Ran:     spec.cy.ts                                                                       │
[replay.io]: 🕑 Completing some outstanding work ...
[replay.io]: 🚀 Successfully uploaded 1 recordings:
[replay.io]:    ✅ cypress/e2e/spec.cy.ts
[replay.io]:       https://app.replay.io/recording/349401bc-c5df-487a-bb55-a3deab4aced5
  (Run Finished)
       Spec                                              Tests  Passing  Failing  Pending  Skipped  
  │ ✔  spec.cy.ts                               00:04        4        4        -        -        - │
    ✔  All specs passed!                        00:04        4        4        -        -        -  

Integrate into your CI workflow

Replay is designed to record tests in CI so you can debug when tests fail. Without Replay, test failures in CI are like a black box, with little insights into what went wrong. By recording with Replay, you get a full recording of the test run with debugging tools built in.

Here are basic configurations for some of the most popular providers which you can add to you project

name: End-to-end tests
on: [push, pull_request]
    runs-on: ubuntu-22.04
      - name: Checkout
        uses: actions/checkout@v4
      - name: Cypress run
        uses: cypress-io/github-action@v6
          browser: replay-chromium
          build: npm run build
          start: npm start
          REPLAY_API_KEY: ${{ secrets.REPLAY_API_KEY }}

Looking for other CI providers? Checkout the Continuous Integration section.

See also