How to download and install Postman
In this post, we will see how to install Postman in Windows. Postman is available as a native application for Mac, Windows, and Linux operating systems.
Two ways how to install Postman in Windows
- Like a native app
- Like a Chrome extension
In this post, I will show you how to install Postman as a native application (standalone application). Let’s see how to install the Postman native app.
You’re wondering why we’re just presenting here installing the Postman tool as a native app and not as a Chrome extension.
We recommend using the native Postman app. Chrome apps are outdated. The last update for the Chrome app was released on June 26, 2018. The Postman developers have ended support for the Postman Chrome app. Therefore, we prefer to use the native Postman application. So, in this post, we will show you how to download and install Postman as a native app.
Postman is available as an app for Chrome (last updated June 18). The Postman Chrome app can only run on the Chrome browser. To use the Postman Chrome app, you need to have Google Chrome installed. If you already have Chrome installed, go to the Postman page on the Chrome Web Store and click Add to Chrome.
Install your own Postman application:
Step 1: To install Postman, follow this link and click Download for Mac/Windows/Linux depending on your platform.
<p>Here I’m going to download the 64-bit version of Windows, as I have a Windows 64-bit machine. If you have a 32-bit version of Windows, you can download the 32-bit version of Postman for Windows, as shown in the image below.
Once downloaded, you can find the downloaded file in the default download folder on your system. If you are using the Chrome browser, the downloaded file will appear at the bottom of the browser, as shown in the image below.
Step 2: Open the 64-bit Postman for Windows executable to install it on your computer. system.
Step 3: Once Postman installation is complete, you will be prompted to create an account. You can create an account later by clicking on the link “Go directly to the app, I will create an account another time”.
Note. I highly recommend that you create an account at the very beginning. If you have an account, this will allow you to save the work you do inside Postman. You won’t lose your job.
Step 4. After logging in, select the desired options and click “Save”.
This will automatically open the Postman Tool. After successful installation and registration (sign up with Gmail), you will see the Postman toolkit below.
Troubleshooting Postman Updates:
You may run into issues when upgrading from Postman 6.1 to Windows. To fix this issue, you must set the environment variable as mentioned below.
- Go to “Control Panel” – “System”.
- Click “Advanced system settings”.
- Click “Advanced” and then click “Environment Variables”
- Click New under System Variable.
- Add “Variable Name” as “POSTMAN_DISABLE_GPU” and “Variable Value” as “true” and click “OK” to save.
This is all about how to install Postman in Windows system.