Discovering templates

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.

You can access the API Network and Templates in the web or inside Postman. To browse templates on the web, visit explore.postman.com (click Templates for community collections and API Network for teams with published APIs).

Templates in browser

You can also access any collections added as part of your team's private API network by selecting Team APIs on the left.

To find templates inside Postman, click New at the top left > Templates or API Network.

Templates in app

You can browse using the categories or search for topics you're interested in.

  • Selecting an API Network listing will display the team's API and template collection, from which you can also open the documentation or import into Postman.
  • Selecting a template will bring up its listing, which contains additional detail including the publisher.

Templates detail

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 in the browser, including other templates they have published.

To import a collection, click Run in Postman. 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.

Collection Imported

The collection will appear in Collections on the left.

Collection Imported

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.

Templates request 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:

Next steps

You can publish your own templates and add your team listing to the API Network to help people onboard with your services.