What’s New in Postman: 2022 H1 Releases
Keeping up with Postman product updates may be difficult, yet some of the features being released can greatly improve your workflow. For example, did you know that Postman now has native support for gRPC APIs? Or that you can get Postman monitoring alerts directly sent to Slack or New Relic?
There are many other ones that may be interesting to you, and we thought it was about time to give you an update! Keep reading if you want to know more, or catch the “Unboxing What’s New in Q2” webinar where the Postman developer relations team walks you through Postman’s latest updates since the beginning of 2022.
We’ve categorized improvements by type to make it easier to jump to what may interest you most. Now, let’s have a look!
- GitLab: Following the introduction of GitHub and Bitbucket support in Postman last year, we’ve now added support for GitLab and GitLab enterprise. Read more
- API Monitoring: Postman allows you to extend your API monitoring workflows by letting you connect to various analytics, incident management, and internal messaging tools. This includes Slack, Datadog, Opsgenie, PagerDuty, Splunk, NewRelic, and more. Read more
- Jenkins: We’re bringing the API build closer to your API within the platform by integrating with Jenkins, the open source automation server. Read more
Search and discovery
- Grouped search results: Search results are now grouped by workspaces, in Postman’s universal search, to make it easier to find what you’re looking for.
- New categories on the Postman API Network: We’ve introduced new categories on the Public API Network such as Artificial Intelligence, Communication, DevOps, and others to make it easier for you to find APIs relevant to your projects, start browsing now! Read more
- Live view of who is visiting a workspace: When you are inside a public workspace, you can now see other Postman users who are also in the same workspace and and collaborate with them. Read more
- Fork and pull requests for environments: You can now seamlessly collaborate on environments with the same ease you’ve come to expect from collections. Read more
Security and governance
- Domain capture: By enabling domain capture, you can ensure that any user using your organization’s domain is automatically added to your organization’s Postman team. This feature is only available on the Enterprise plan. Read more
- Super Admin role: A user with this role can manage anything and everything inside a team including but not limited to team settings, members, groups, and resources. This feature is only available on the Enterprise plan. Read more
- gRPC support: We now have first-class support for gRPC APIs; you can query, document (or use the automatically generated documentation), and share gRPC requests with your team directly in Postman! Read more
- Automatic schema import for GraphQL: Postman can now detect when you’re querying a GraphQL endpoint and fetch the schema automatically. This allows you to use features such as autocomplete. Read more
- Uptime monitors: This new type of monitor allows you to continuously monitor the availability of public HTTP(s) domains without needing to create a collection first. Read more
- Documentation generation from OpenAPI 3.0 definitions: To make collaboration on API design easier, Postman now automatically generates reference documentation from your OpenAPI 3.0 definitions. Read more
- Importing HAR files: You can now import your HAR files directly into Postman and use the generated collections to visualize your requests, replay captured sessions, and easily examine your responses. Read more
- Unresolved variables: Being able to easily identify and resolve variables that aren’t defined before sending your requests has been one of our top feature requests for a while. Well, this won’t happen anymore! You can now see and assign variables directly from a pop-up menu in the request builder. Read more
That’s it for now! We’ll see you again soon for another recap of what the teams at Postman have been working on and how the latest features can help you in your day-to-day work. Let us know in the comments below which of these features you prefer.
Want to learn more about Postman features? Check out these resources:
- Release Notes page: for an extensive list of features released in the past
- Postman Public Roadmap: for insights into upcoming releases
- Postman issue tracker: for opening a new issue if you have any feature request—we’re always listening!