Creating your first collection

Postman Collections are a group of saved requests. Every request you send in Postman appears under the History tab of the sidebar. On a small scale, reusing requests through the history section is convenient. However, as your Postman usage grows, it can be time-consuming to find a particular request in your history. Instead of scrolling through your history section, you can save all your requests as a group for easier access.

Let's review how to send a basic request and create a new collection.

Creating your first collection

You can create a new request from the left sidebar in Postman. Click New > HTTP Request.

Create new request sidebar

Enter a request in the request builder and click Save to open the SAVE REQUEST modal.

  1. Create a new collection by selecting New Collection. Enter a collection name, and then select the Create button.

    Save request to collection
  2. Select Save to save the request in the new collection.

Congratulations! You can see all of your collections under the Collections tab of the sidebar on the left, as illustrated below:

Collection sidebar Collection sidebar

Note: You can also create a new collection from your workspace's Overview tab. Under In this workspace on the right of Postman, hover over Collections and select the + icon.

Create new request overview

Last modified: 2022/01/15