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Maintenance on 02/09/2018 and 02/10/2018

Feb 1, 2018

Tags: maintenance

service update

We have scheduled an upgrade of the Browshot database on Friday February 9th, 2018 at 8:30pm PST until 09:30pm PST and Saturday February 10th, 2018 at 8:30pm PST. We expect 5 to 10 minutes of down time during these two windows. All schedule maintenance windows with down time are listed in advance on our status page.

We will be migrating our database to a new server. Most of our service update are now seamless. The last scheduled own time was actually 3 years ago, for another database upgrade.

We will post updates on this post during the maintenance window.


  • 8:30pm PST: migration has started
  • 8:35pm PST: all servers are being migrated to the new database server
  • 8:50pm PST: all servers are using the new database server
  • 8:51pm PST: the database server has been restarted
  • 8:58pm PST: the database server is online
  • 9:30pm PST: website and API have been fully tested, the migration has been succesfull

Rolling out Firefox 56

Jan 11, 2018

We are upgrading Firefox to version 56. But this is more than just a browser update, we are completely changing how we manage Firefox instances. We're bringing better availability, stability and session separation.

We will roll out Firefox progressively, without any down time, starting with free instances (#12 and #27), then premium instances and finally private instances.

Update to the remaining mobile instances

Sep 2, 2017

Updated mobile instances We have updated some of the mobile instances to the new version. The remaining mobile browsers will be updated shortly.

Different resolution

Be aware that the default resolution for the new mobile versions might be different than the existing resolution. For example, the iPhone5 will be 320px by 580px with a default scale of 2 (instead of the current 640px by 1136px). You can still get the scale used for the screenshot as part of the API call screenshot/info.

Update to all Chrome and mobile instances

Aug 16, 2017

New Chrome and mobile instances We are in the process of upgrading all Chrome and mobile versions. This will be done over the next couple of weeks.

API 1.18: get list of links

Aug 13, 2017

Tags: API

API update We have made a small update to screenshot/info : you can now retrieve the list of links on a page. This can help you use Browshot to crawl a site and take screenshot of all pages.

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    Browshot is a web service to create real time web screenshots in a multitude of virtual devices, including mobile devices like the iPhone 3 & 4, iPad, Android Nexus, etc.

    You can use the web dashboard, or our full-featured API.

    • Real time screenshots

    • 15+ mobile devices: iPhone, iPad, Android, etc.

    • 30+ desktop resolutions

    • Fast and reliable

    • Thumbnails of any size, any ratio

    • Full API, open-source libraries