Creating the 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

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

request builder

  • 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

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