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Version: 1.3




Type: number = 50

Maximum number of open pages (i.e. tabs) per browser. When this limit is reached, new pages are loaded in a new browser instance.


Type: number = 100

Maximum number of requests that can be processed by a single browser instance. After the limit is reached, the browser is retired and new requests are handled by a new browser instance.


Type: number = 15

All browser management operations such as launching a new browser, opening a new page or closing a page will timeout after the set number of seconds and the connected browser will be retired.


Type: number = 60

Indicates how often are the open Puppeteer instances checked whether they can be closed.


Type: number = 300

When Puppeteer instance reaches the retireInstanceAfterRequestCount limit then it is considered retired and no more tabs will be opened. After the last tab is closed the whole browser is closed too. This parameter defines a time limit between the last tab was opened and before the browser is closed even if there are pending open tabs.


Type: LaunchPuppeteerFunction

Overrides the default function to launch a new Puppeteer instance. It must return a promise resolving to Browser instance.

The function receives one parameter that includes launch options, such as proxyUrl and other options generated by the PuppeteerPool instance. You can extend or update this options object, but you must not ignore it.


async function launchPuppeteerFunction(options) {
const newOpts = {
foo: 'bar',

// do some other things

return Apify.launchPuppeteer(newOpts);


async function launchPuppeteerFunction() {
const opts = {
foo: 'bar',
// Because we ignored the options, correct parameters
// will not make it to the browser. Eg. this prevents
// proxyConfiguration from working correctly.
return Apify.launchPuppeteer(opts);


Type: LaunchPuppeteerOptions

Options used by Apify.launchPuppeteer() to start new Puppeteer instances.


Type: boolean = false

Enables recycling of disk cache directories by Chrome instances. When a browser instance is closed, its disk cache directory is not deleted but it's used by a newly opened browser instance. This is useful to reduce amount of data that needs to be downloaded to speed up crawling and reduce proxy usage. Note that the new browser starts with empty cookies, local storage etc. so this setting doesn't affect anonymity of your crawler.

Beware that the disk cache directories can consume a lot of disk space. To limit the space consumed, you can pass the --disk-cache-size=X argument to launchPuppeteer args, where X is the approximate maximum number of bytes for disk cache.

Do not use the recycleDiskCache setting together with --disk-cache-dir argument in launchPuppeteer args, the behavior is undefined.


Type: boolean

With this option selected, all pages will be opened in a new incognito browser context, which means that they will not share cookies or cache and their resources will not be throttled by one another.


Type: SessionPool

A pool of Session instances.


Type: ProxyConfiguration

If set, PuppeteerPool will be configured for all connections to use Apify Proxy or your own Proxy URLs provided and rotated according to the configuration. For more information, see the documentation.