Send WebSocket requests with Postman

Postman supports the WebSocket protocol. The WebSocket protocol provides a way to exchange data between a client and a server over a persistent connection. The data can be passed in both directions with low latency and overhead, and without breaking the connection.

WebSockets offers a bidirectional, full-duplex communications channel that operates over HTTP through a single TCP socket connection. This means the server can independently send data to the client without the client having to request it, and vice versa.

In Postman, you can create a WebSocket request with a server, and use it to send and receive messages across the WebSocket connection. If you haven't already, download and install the Postman desktop app to get started.

Next steps

To get started with WebSocket, see Create a WebSocket request.

Last modified: 2023/11/01