Does the synthetics browser use http2 if available?

Basically would like to see if using http2 had a measurable effect on SSL handshake time. If we turned on http2 will the synthetics browser be able to use it?

Hi @rszulczewski!

Synthetics is using your standard chrome browser to navigate the web. I did want to test, however, so found the http2 site hosted by akamai, and created a test script:


If I’m to trust them, it looks like the Synthetics browser does support HTTP2!

I hope this is helpful!


@aaronsnyder great way to find the answer: just tried and saw what happened!

Yeah, we do support HTTP2 for Browser-based monitors: that’s one of the reason for using Chrome - we get awesome new tech support “for free”.

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