Sending your first request
You can make requests to APIs in Postman. An API request allows you to retrieve data from a data source, or to send data. APIs run on web servers, and expose endpoints to support the operations client applications use to provide their functionality.
Each API request uses an HTTP method. The most common methods are
GETmethods retrieve data from an API.
POSTsends new data to an API.
PUTmethods update existing data.
DELETEremoves existing data.
In Postman you can make API requests and examine the responses without using a terminal or writing any code. When you create a request and click Send, the API response appears inside the Postman user interface.
To send your first API request, open Postman. Click the + plus button to open a new tab.
postman-echo.com/get in the URL field.
Click Send. You will see the JSON data response from the server in the lower pane.
You can use the Postman Echo API to try out test requests.
Next learn more about sending requests in Postman.