How to check Cypress framework version?

Cypress is an open-source end-to-end testing framework designed for web applications. It allows developers and QA (Quality Assurance) engineers to write and run tests that simulate user interactions within a web browser. Cypress offers real-time reloading, debugging, and time-travel debugging, making it efficient for writing and troubleshooting tests. It is often used for automated testing, ensuring the functionality and reliability of web applications across various browsers. Cypress is known for its developer-friendly features and robust testing capabilities.

Knowing the Cypress version is important for compatibility with your tests, plugins, and documentation, ensuring that you’re using the correct features and addressing potential issues effectively.

To check the version of Cypress installed in your project, you can use the following command in your project’s root directory:

This command will display the version of Cypress currently installed in your project. If you have Cypress installed globally, you can also check the global version by running:

Make sure you are in the appropriate directory or have Cypress installed globally for these commands to work.

How to update Cypress framework?

To update the Cypress framework to the latest version in your project, you can use npm, the Node.js package manager. Follow these steps:

  1. Open a Terminal or Command Prompt: Navigate to your project’s root directory.
  2. Check Your Current Cypress Version (optional): You can check your current Cypress version by running the following command:

This step helps you confirm your current version before updating.

  1. Update Cypress:
  • Run the following command to update Cypress to the latest version:

Or, if you prefer to specify the version you want:

Replace <version> with the desired version number.

  1. Run Cypress: After updating, you can run Cypress as usual using the npx cypress open command or other Cypress commands.

By following these steps, you’ll update the Cypress framework in your project to the latest version, ensuring that you have access to the latest features and bug fixes.

You can find more information about the Cypress framework on the official Cypress website ( and in the Cypress documentation (