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Generate HTML Reports with Screenshots in Cypress

You might have written thousands of test cases but what makes you proud of it is, when you visualize the test results to stakeholders in an understandable way. There is a lot of articles over the internet to Integrate HTML reports into Cypress but when it comes to screenshot integration it’s very difficult and time-consuming. The complexity is more.

In this article, I am presenting you step by step guide to integrate HTML results into your Cypress Automation Framework with screenshots in an easy way.

This article explains Integrating HTML Results or reports with embedded Screenshots using Cypress Mochawesome Reporter.

This plugin is built on top of the mocha awesome report just to make life easy, so some of the options available in the mocha awesome reports are available here too.

Let’s start!

Assumptions: You already have set up a Cypress framework with a few test cases running.


Step by step guide to integrate HTML results with screenshot into your cypress automation framework using Cypress Mochawesome Reporter.

Step 1: Install cypress-mochawesome-reporter

In Visual Studio Code, Navigate to Terminal (Ensure present working directory is your Project root level directory) type below command.

npm i --save-dev cypress-mochawesome-reporter

Step 2: Add an Entry to Your cypress.json File

Open, cypress.json file which is located in your project root directory, add the below entries

"reporter": "cypress-mochawesome-reporter",
  "reporterOptions": {
    "reportDir": "cypress/reports",
    "charts": true,
    "reportPageTitle": "My Test Suite",
    "embeddedScreenshots": true,
    "inlineAssets": true
  "video": false

Sample Image of Report configuration in cypress.json:

Step 3: Add an Entry In plugin/index.js

From your Project Root Folder, Navigate to cypress folder > plugin folder > index.js file.

Open the index.js file located inside the plugin folder. add the below code:

module.exports = (on, config) => {

Example Screenshot:

Add an Entry In plugin/index.js

Step 4: Add an Entry In support/index.js

From the Project root folder > Navigate to cypress folder > support folder> index.js file.

Add below entry:

import 'cypress-mochawesome-reporter/register';

Example Screenshot:

Add an Entry In support/index.js

That’s all you are done with Set up!!!

Step 5: Execute Your Test in The Command-Line Using the Below Command

npx cypress run

Alternatively, you can also run using your package.json config, if you have configured it already.

Step 6: View the Result File

The results file is located in the reportDir option value which we mentioned in Step 2. In our example, we have mentioned cypress/reports

So, From your Project Root Directory > Navigate to cypress folder > reports folder > index.html file

The index.html is your result file, just open in chrome or any browser

Index.html file looks like below:

Step 7: Look for The Attached Embedded Screenshot

The screenshot will be captured for all failed tests, so in order to view the screenshot Just click on Failed Test. The screenshot will appear.

Example Screenshot of Failed Test and embedded screenshot:

Example Screenshot of Failed Test

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I Disable the Screenshot?

Yes, You can disable screenshots, In the cypress.json file change the below code.

"embeddedScreenshots": false,

2. How Can Change the Default Screenshot Folder?

You can change the default screenshot folder using the below command:

"screenshotsFolder": "images"

Here, images is the folder name you can change it to any valid path like cypress/images, etc.

It looks like below:

Changing Default Screenshot Folder

3. Can I Use This Plugin With cypress-multi-reporters to Configure Both Junit and HTML Results?

Yes, you can use this plugin to configure multiple reporters.

If you want to configure multiple reports you should use the below code in cypress.json the folder.

Below is an example code, you can configure with options.

"reporter": "cypress-multi-reporters",
  "reporterOptions": {
    "reporterEnabled": "cypress-mochawesome-reporter, mocha-junit-reporter",
    "mochaJunitReporterReporterOptions": {
      "mochaFile": "cypress/reports/junit/results-[hash].xml"
    "cypressMochawesomeReporterReporterOptions": {
      "charts": true,
      "reportPageTitle": "custom-title"
  "video": false

4. How to Enable Inline CSS and Styles in Mocha Awesome HTML Reports?

To enable inline styles and a single HTML file (without any assets files) you need to turn on the option 

"inlineAssets": true

Hope you enjoyed this…


npm: https://www.npmjs.com/package/cypress-mochawesome-reporter
git: https://github.com/LironEr/cypress-mochawesome-reporter#readme

If you need any help, support or guidance feel free to reach me on LinkedIn.

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