New stealth mode in browserless.io
We’re happy to announce that, as of version
1.42.0 of our docker image, we’ve added support for launching chromium in “stealth” mode. This mode utilizes the popular puppeteer-extra-plugin-stealth to launch the browser in a way that makes it harder to detect if it’s an automated browser or not. As with anything, please check the site or resource you’re consuming to ensure legal compliance when it comes to scraping data.
Using stealth mode is as simple as adding a
stealth argument to your launch args:
# Connecting with a puppeteer-like library wss://chrome.browserless.io/?token=YOUR_API_KEY&stealth
Or for REST API calls:
# Calling via a REST API (/pdf, /scrap or others) https://chrome.browserless.io/?token=YOUR_API_KEY&stealth
Thanks to all the folks out there that submitted feedback that they wanted this feature. If you’re interested in using the service, or have a feature you’d like to see, please reach out to us at here.