Vue integration guide

Add Bugsnag to your Vue projects to automatically capture and report errors in production.

This documentation is for version 6 of the Bugsnag JavaScript notifier. We recommend upgrading to the latest release using our Upgrade guide. Documentation for the current release can be found here.



Install Bugsnag and the Bugsnag / Vue integration from the npm registry using npm or yarn:

npm install --save @bugsnag/js @bugsnag/plugin-vue
# or
yarn add @bugsnag/js @bugsnag/plugin-vue

If you are using Vue 3, you will need to upgrade to the latest Bugsnag library using our Upgrade guide. Documentation for this release can be found here.

Basic configuration

Depending on which module system you are using, you’ll need to include Bugsnag in one of the following ways:

// ES module-style import
import bugsnag from '@bugsnag/js'
import bugsnagVue from '@bugsnag/plugin-vue'

// commonjs/node-style require
var bugsnag = require('@bugsnag/js')
var bugsnagVue = require('@bugsnag/plugin-vue')

The simplest way to configure the client is to provide your API key as a string:

var bugsnagClient = bugsnag('YOUR_API_KEY')

To specify any additional configuration options, supply an object instead:

var bugsnagClient = bugsnag({
  apiKey: 'YOUR_API_KEY',
  otherOptions: value

For information on values that can be set in the configuration object, see configuration options.

Add the Vue plugin to Bugsnag, and pass in the Vue instance:

bugsnagClient.use(bugsnagVue, Vue)

In the dashboard, you’ll see errors reported with extra debugging info in a “Vue” tab. For example:

Vue error information in the the dashboard

Reporting unhandled errors

After completing installation and basic configuration, unhandled exceptions and unhandled promise rejections will be automatically reported.

Unhandled errors in Vue components will be reported with the component name, lifecycle phase and props.

Reporting handled errors

Sometimes it is useful to manually notify Bugsnag of a problem. To do this, call bugsnagClient.notify() with an Error object. For example:

try {
} catch (e) {

See reporting handled errors for more information.

TypeScript support

Type definitions provided and will be picked up automatically by the TypeScript compiler when you import any of the top-level @bugsnag/* packages.

Sending diagnostic data

Automatically captured diagnostics

Bugsnag will automatically capture the following data for every exception:

  • The current URL
  • Script content (if the error originated in an inline <script/> tag)
  • Browser name, version, user agent, locale and time
  • Operating system
  • Release stage (production, beta, staging, etc)

Custom diagnostics

Error reports have a metaData property where arbitrary data can be attached.

Top-level properties of metaData will render as tabs in the Bugsnag dashboard. Custom metaData can be supplied globally:

bugsnagClient.metaData = {
  company: {
    name: "Acme Co.",
    country: "uk"

For additional options on attaching custom metaData, see customizing error reports.

Leaving breadcrumbs

Breadcrumbs allow you to see a log of actions that led up to an error. Error reports automatically include breadcrumbs for the last 20 events which occurred.

Automatically captured breadcrumbs

By default, Bugsnag captures the following events as breadcrumbs.

  • Clicks
  • Errors
  • Console logs, warnings, and errors
  • Page load, hide, and show
  • DOMContentLoaded events
  • Pop state
  • History push state and replace state
  • Hash change
  • HTTP requests

For more information or to disable particular classes of automatic breadcrumb generation see configuration options.

Attaching custom breadcrumbs

You can can use the leaveBreadcrumb(message, metadata) method to log potentially useful events in your own applications:

bugsnagClient.leaveBreadcrumb('User clicked a button')

The time and order of breadcrumbs will be recorded and shown in the dashboard.

The metadata argument is optional and can be used to attach to additional information to a breadcrumb. This can be a one-level-deep key → value mapping object:

bugsnagClient.leaveBreadcrumb('Order summary requested', {
  amount: 4500,
  currency: 'EUR',
  nItems: 21

Identifying users

In order to correlate errors with customer reports, or to see a list of users who experienced each error, it is helpful to capture and display user information on your Bugsnag dashboard.

You can provide or modify the user information of an error report by supplying the user option to a notify call, or using a beforeSend callback to modify report.user. For information on doing so, see customizing error reports.

Setting a user on the client

In the browser, or in other environments where your process will only be serving a single user (such as a CLI app in Node.js), you can attach user info directly on the bugsnagClient instance. This will then be sent along with all subsequent errors.

// Attach to the client object
bugsnagClient.user = {
  id: '3',
  name: 'Bugs Nag',
  email: ''

Tracking releases

Configure your app version to see the release that each error was introduced in.

bugsnag({ appVersion: '4.10.0' })

Then set up a build tool integration to enable linking to code in your source control provider from the releases dashboard, timeline annotations, and stack traces.

Session tracking

Bugsnag tracks the number of “sessions” that happen within your application. This allows you to compare stability scores between releases and helps you to understand the quality of your releases.

Sessions are captured and reported by default. This behavior can be disabled using the autoCaptureSessions configuration option.

In the browser, Bugsnag will automatically report a session each time:

  • The page loads
  • The URL changes via history.pushState() or history.replaceState()

If you want control over what is deemed a session, you can switch off automatic session tracking with the autoCaptureSessions option, and call bugsnagClient.startSession() when appropriate for your application.

Next steps

  • View @bugsnag/js, the library powering Bugsnag for JavaScript, on GitHub
  • Get support for your questions and feature requests