Goodbye Postman Chrome app

If you’re still using the Postman Chrome app, you may have noticed a new banner at the top:

Chrome apps are being deprecated. Download our free native apps for continued support and better performance.

It’s true. After Google announced their plans to end support for Chrome apps for Windows, Mac, and Linux users, Postman introduced native apps for Windows, Mac, and Linux users and encouraged users to begin the migration.

Postman engineers have worked hard to build feature parity in the native apps in anticipation of this deprecation. So now the Postman native apps cover all the features and functionality of the Chrome app and Chrome extension together, and in many cases the native apps are even better than the original Chrome app.

If you’re using the Postman Interceptor Chrome extension, you will soon be able to use it with the native apps. In the meantime, the native apps already have a proxy to capture HTTP requests and a cookie editor to manage cookies.

Going forward, new features and enhancements will be introduced exclusively in the native apps, and support for the Postman Chrome app will be deprecated. We know much of the Postman community currently still uses our Chrome app, and will be affected by this change. Luckily, the solution is simple.

Initiate migration sequence

Don’t wait for your experience in the Chrome app to get compromised. It’s time to move over now.

The process is simple, and will take less than 60 seconds. Sign in to your Postman account after you download and start the new native app, and all your history and collections will be automatically synced. For people who are not signed in to their Postman account or who do not have sync enabled, you can bulk export your Postman data from the Chrome app, and then bulk import into the new native app.

Goodbye Postman Chrome app

Goodbye, Postman Chrome app, and thank you for your service.

While Postman started out as a Postman Chrome app used along with the Postman Interceptor Chrome extension, the API ecosystem has evolved. The Postman native apps have the same capabilities, and in fact, now surpass the Chrome app in performance. It’s easier than ever to make the switch, and it’ll take a just a hot minute.

 

  • postmanblog

    Hi Dimitris,

    We are currently in the process of adding more support around proxies to our native apps. The update will be similar to our interceptor add-on but will be built directly into our native versions. We expect to release it in the first half of 2018.

  • postmanblog

    Hi Tom,

    Our Chrome app will still be available to use on ChromeOS, we just won't be pushing any new updates/features to it.

  • postmanblog

    Hi Nikolay,

    Thanks for the kind words! It's folks like you that make Postman possible!

  • postmanblog

    Hi James,

    Yes, that's true! We are currently in the process of adding more support around proxies to our native apps. The update will be similar to our interceptor add-on but will be built directly into our native versions. We expect to release it in the first half of 2018.

  • postmanblog

    Hi Gabriel,

    Our Chrome app will still be available to use on ChromeOS, we just won't be pushing any new updates/features to it.

  • postmanblog

    Hi Ewald,

    Our Chrome app will still be available to use on ChromeOS, we just won't be pushing any new updates/features to it.

  • postmanblog

    Hi Tom,

    Our Chrome app will still be available to use on ChromeOS, we just won't be pushing any new updates/features to it.

  • postmanblog

    Hi Alex,

    Our Chrome app will still be available to use on ChromeOS, we just won't be pushing any new updates/features to it.

    • This is a pretty saddening decision. There has been massive growth in the Chromebook world, especially for development. It's a very rapidly growing segment, not like it is in decline or anything.

      Seems like an odd decision to make this this in mind. Hopefully your team reconsiders in the future.

  • postmanblog

    Hi Mark,

    Thanks for reaching out! We currently ask that feature requests be sent in as a "new issue" to our GitHub(https://github.com/postmanlabs/postman-app-support/issues). Would you be able to do so? It's how our developer team keeps track of what is most important to our users.

  • postmanblog

    Hi Demoive,

    Our Chrome app will still be available to use on ChromeOS, we just won't be pushing any new updates/features to it.

  • postmanblog

    Hi Jim,

    Our Chrome app will still be available to use on ChromeOS, we just won't be pushing any new updates/features to it

  • postmanblog

    Hi Eric

    Thanks for reaching out! We currently ask that feature requests be sent in as a "new issue" to our GitHub(https://github.com/postmanlabs/postman-app-support/issues). Would you be able to do so? It's how our developer team keeps track of what is most important to our users.

    • Eric Piraux

      Hi,

      The link your refer returns 404 !

  • michaelkellogg

    I'm used to using Interceptor to capture my WebAPI calls inside my website so I can modify them and do some testing (so I don't have to mess around with authorization cookies). But it doesn't seem to send to the native app. Also the native app has this "Capture" feature but I flip it on and it captures nothing at all. Am I doing something wrong?