Discover 6 hidden differences between Playwright & Cypress!


Playwright is created by the Microsoft Edge team based on WebDriver protocol to support multiple modern browsers. Cypress is developed by and only gets support from Google Chrome.


The Playwright supports multiple platforms, like Windows, macOS, and Linux, while Cypress only supports testing on Windows and macOS.


The Playwright supports testing in multiple programming languages, like JavaScript, Python, and C#, while Cypress only supports JavaScript.


Playwright is an open-source tool for end-to-end testing, whereas Cypress is a paid tool with a free trial version.

Parallel Testing

Playwright supports parallel tests within a single test file; unlike Cypress tests in parallel, you need to split them across files.

Headless by default

Playwright runs tests headlessly and with event-driven architecture, while Cypress executes test cases directly inside the browser.

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