The crash-reporter module enables sending your app's crash reports.

The following is an example of automatically submitting a crash report to a remote server:

const crashReporter = require('electron').crashReporter;

  productName: 'YourName',
  companyName: 'YourCompany',
  submitURL: '',
  autoSubmit: true


The crash-reporter module has the following methods:


options Object, properties:

  • productName String, default: Electron.
  • companyName String, default: GitHub, Inc.
  • submitURL String, default:
    • URL that crash reports will be sent to as POST.
  • autoSubmit Boolean, default: true.
    • Send the crash report without user interaction.
  • ignoreSystemCrashHandler Boolean, default: false.
  • extra Object
    • An object you can define that will be sent along with the report.
    • Only string properties are sent correctly.
    • Nested objects are not supported.

You are required to call this method before using other crashReporter APIs.

Note: On OS X, Electron uses a new crashpad client, which is different from breakpad on Windows and Linux. To enable the crash collection feature, you are required to call the crashReporter.start API to initialize crashpad in the main process and in each renderer process from which you wish to collect crash reports.


Returns the date and ID of the last crash report. If no crash reports have been sent or the crash reporter has not been started, null is returned.


Returns all uploaded crash reports. Each report contains the date and uploaded ID.

crash-reporter Payload

The crash reporter will send the following data to the submitURL as POST:

  • ver String - The version of Electron.
  • platform String - e.g. 'win32'.
  • process_type String - e.g. 'renderer'.
  • guid String - e.g. '5e1286fc-da97-479e-918b-6bfb0c3d1c72'
  • _version String - The version in package.json.
  • _productName String - The product name in the crashReporter options object.
  • prod String - Name of the underlying product. In this case Electron.
  • _companyName String - The company name in the crashReporter options object.
  • upload_file_minidump File - The crash report as file.
  • All level one properties of the extra object in the crashReporter. options object