Templates help you to learn about APIs inside Postman. You can import templates into Postman to try out various request types and configurations. In addition to the templates, the Postman API Network includes collections you can use to make requests to popular third party APIs.
To access templates, visit explore.postman.com or click Explore at the top left of Postman.
You can also access any collections, APIs and workspaces added as part of your team's Public API Network.
You can browse using the categories on the left side. Also, you can sort them using the tabs - Featured, Most Viewed and Latest present just below the header.
- Selecting an API will display the Public APIs which you can fork into a workspace you belong to.
- Selecting a collection will list the Public collections that you can access in Postman.
- Selecting a template will bring up its listing, which contains additional detail including the publisher.
If you want to see more detail on the requests in the template, click View Documentation. This will open the docs page for the collection in the browser, which outlines the requests inside it. To see more detail on the publisher, click their username, which will also open their profile, including other templates they have published.
To import a collection, click Run in Postman and select the workspace where you want to import this collection. This will import into a local copy of the collection that you can use and edit in Postman.
Postman will display a notification to confirm the import.
The collection will appear in Collections on the left.
Open the collection and click a request to open it. Depending on the template, you may be able to Send the request straight away and receive a response.
You can edit any of the request details in your copy of a collection and Save your changes for future use as you can in your own collections.
Check out some useful templates for getting started learning about APIs, requests, and Postman:
- Learn by API
- API Learner
- Public REST APIs
- Intro to writing tests
- How to use the Postman console
- Postman Echo