How to Install Postman on Ubuntu

install postman on ubuntu
install postman on ubuntu

Postman is a most widely used API development environment that helps you to manage your APIs in every place of development from testing and debugging your APIs.

Makes API development easier,faster and better. Postman started as a Chrome Extension and quickly become one of the most used and popular API development tools by developers all over the world.

The Postman is available as a native app for macOS, Linux, and Windows. Although it is possible to install and use Postman as a Chrome app, You may have seen the yellow warning on the Postman Chrome app indicating that Google is deprecated Chrome apps.

Simple three steps to install Postman on Ubuntu 16.04 and Ubuntu 18.04 using the Snap package.

Install Postman on Ubuntu

Open terminal by using “Ctrl+Alt+T” and run below command to install the Postman snap package

snap install postman
snap install postman

Authenticate with your password. The installation may take some time, depending on the speed of your internet connection.

for Ubuntu 16.04 users first time installing a snap package, first make sure the snap is installed using below command.

sudo apt install snapd snapd-xdg-open
Install snapd on ubantu

Starting Postman

Once the Postman is installed on your Ubuntu system. Launch the Postman app from software launcher and enjoy!

Launch the Postman
Launch the Postman

Update Postman to Latest Version

If you install postman via snap, it will install postman version 6.7.1 but at the present stable version of the postman is 7.8.0. postman version 6.7.1 won’t sync data with other devices.

Lets, Update Postman to Latest Version. The below command will bring out the latest version.

sudo snap switch –channel=candidate postman
sudo snap refresh postman


You have successfully installed Postman on your Ubuntu. You can now use your new API tool and start working on your projects.
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