Currently Bitwarden clients and server use a convention, indicating, for example, that 2022.5.0 is the base release (.0) of May (.5.) 2022 (2022.). If subsequent hotfixes are released, for example, they would be 2022.5.1, 2022.5.2, and so on.

Initial monthly releases (those ending in .0) are shared across all clients and server, but clients and server may deviate as some get hotfixes (.1s, .2s, and so on) while others don't.

This hasn't always been the case, though. Prior to May 2022, clients and server each had different versioning systems. If you're using a client or server with a version 1.xx.x or 2.xx.x, you're using an old version.


When Bitwarden drops support of a version, the entire release and all previous versions will also no longer be supported.

Self-hosted server version

To find your self-hosted server's version, log in to the System Administrator Portal. Server and Web versions will be listed on the dashboard. If the Installed versions don't match the Latest versions, update your server:

Self-hosted server version |
Self-hosted server version

You can also check the file to see which versions are installed. Running updateself will update these if newer versions are available, and running update will update Bitwarden containers based on what's listed in the .sh/.ps1 file.

Client version

To get a client application's version:

Navigate to the Settings tab and select the About option:

Browser extension version |
Browser extension version

On Windows, select Help About Bitwarden. On macOS, select Bitwarden About Bitwarden:

Desktop app version |
Desktop app version

Navigate to the Settings tab and select the About option:

Mobile app version |
Mobile app version

To print the current version to the console run the following command:

bw -v
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