Creating your first collection

Postman Collections are a group of saved requests you can organize into folders.

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 scales, it can be time consuming to find a particular request in your history. Instead of combing 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 > Request.

Create new request sidebar

To create a new request from the Overview tab, use the Get started section at the right of Postman and click Create a request.

Create new request overview

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

Save request modal
  • As an optional step, enter a new request name. Otherwise, the default name will be the request URL.
  • As an optional step, enter a request description in plain text or using Markdown.

Save this request to an existing collection, or create a new collection by entering a collection name, and then click the Save button.

Save request to collection

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

Collection sidebar