A while ago we added a feature that lets you link to a particular browser/version. A few weeks ago we launched multiple OS platforms. Today we updated the linking scheme and now you can link to a particular browser on a particular OS platform.

Here's the new URL sharing scheme format that includes the OS:

  • Os is win currently (Microsoft Windows currently, Androids, OSX, and Linux coming soon!).
  • Os_Version version is xp, vista, 7, 8, 8.1 (Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1).
  • Browser is ie, firefox, chrome, opera, or safari.
  • Browser_Version is the browser version (for example 35 for Firefox, or 9 for ie).
  • URL is the URL that you want to load in Browserling, for example, http://www.catonmat.net.

Let's say you want to share a link to CNN in Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 8.1. You then just create this URL:


When someone visits this URL, they'll get CNN loaded in IE 11 on Microsoft Windows 8.1.

URL sharing scheme is useful because you can just send a link to a particular os/browser/url though email, or you can put a link in a ticket, github issue, or code review comment. It's super neat and useful.

Happy cross-browser testing!