Install the Test & Feedback extension

VSTS | TFS 2017 | TFS 2015

The Test & Feedback extension helps teams perform exploratory testing and provide feedback. Everyone in the team, such as developers, product owners, managers, UX or UI engineers, marketing teams, early adopters, and other stakeholders can use the extension to submit bugs or provide feedback and contribute to the quality of your product.

Install the extension

  1. Check the list of supported browsers and decide which you want to use.

  2. Download and install your chosen browser, if you haven't already, then open it.

  3. Go to Visual Studio Marketplace > Test & Feedback and choose Install.

    Visual Studio Marketplace, Test & Feedback extension, Install

  4. Follow the instructions shown to install the Test & Feedback extension in your browser:

    • If you are using Google Chrome, choose the Install link to open the Google Chrome web store and follow the instructions to install the extension.

      Install extension on Chrome

      Install extension on Chrome

    • If you are using Mozilla Firefox 50.0 and higher, choose the Download link and save the file to a local folder on your computer.

      Install extension on Firefox

      Select and drag the downloaded file and drop it on any tab in Firefox.

      Install extension on Firefox

      Choose Install.

      Install extension on Firefox

      Install extension on Firefox

You need to install the extension or add-on only once. Afterwards your browser will update it automatically.

Select an exploratory testing mode

  1. Open the extension you installed in your browser by choosing the Test and Feedback icon.

    Open extension

  2. Decide if you want to use the extension in Connected or Standalone mode.

    Choose connection mode

    Connected mode
    Available to all users of VSTS and TFS 2015 or later:

    • Users with Basic access: Full capture and create capabilities to submit bugs, tasks, and test cases. Includes collaboration capabilities such as end-to-end traceability, rich insights across completed exploratory sessions, simplified tracking and triaging for bugs and tasks, and more.
    • Users with Stakeholder access: Full capture and create capabilities, except for test cases, to submit feedback and respond to feedback requests from the team.
    • Feedback experience is available only in VSTS and TFS 2017 or later.

    Standalone mode
    Available to everyone. No connection to VSTS or TFS is required. Take notes and screenshots with inline annotations to capture issues. Create bugs and export a session report to share findings.

If you have problems connecting to VSTS or TFS, you may find the topic TF31002: Unable to connect useful.

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