Echo API

You can use the Postman Echo API to try out requests in Postman. The Echo API returns a JSON response that includes all details from the request you sent, including any data items you included.

Many Postman learning resources, including the documentation here in the Learning Center, use the Echo API because it provides a quick way to send a request without worrying about authentication or request configuration. If you want to learn how to do something in Postman without connecting to a "real" API, you can use the Echo API.

Using the Echo API

The Echo API includes endpoints to try different request methods, parameters, authentication, and a variety of supporting utilities. To see the available endpoints, read the Echo API documentation.

To try the Echo API, open a new request in Postman and enter the following path in the URL field:

Select the GET method, then select Send. The Echo API will return a JSON object that contains details from the request.

Postman Echo response

Next steps

You can fork the Echo collection to use pre-built requests to the API. You can also edit the requests in the forked collection to suit your needs.

You will also find many other useful collections for learning about Postman and APIs in the Public API Network.

Last modified: 2021/12/06