What’s new in Postman 7.30?

Hello fellow Postman-users! :man_astronaut: :woman_astronaut:

Postman 7.30 just landed, and with it came a few new features and improvements. You can try it out straight away by updating your app or downloading the latest version or you can read on to see what’s new. :newspaper:

Comment on request parameters

Comments are a great way to collaborate with your team, or to leave notes for your future self. Until now you could leave comments at the Collection level or at the Request level.
With Postman 7.30 we’re introducing a new Comment mode which allows you to comment on pretty much every element of the request builder! Here’s a lit of the elements that can be commented on:

  • Query parameters
  • Path parameters
  • Headers
  • Body (form-data, x-www-form-urlencoded, raw)
  • Pre-request Scripts
  • Tests

To get started, open a request on the Postman app, switch to Comment mode at the top-right of the window, then select the element you’d like to comment on and add your comment! :writing_hand:

Here’s an example of adding a comment on a test script:

That’s not it! We’ve also added the ability to mark comments as Resolved. For example if a parameter needs to be filled with credentials, you can add a comment on that parameter and tag a colleague who has the credentials. Once this is done you can mark the comment as resolved.

Read more about this feature on the Learning Center and let us know what you think below!

Configure collection generation

You can generate collections from your API specification using the Postman API Builder. Though, we’ve listened to some of your feedback around being able to customize how these collections are generated, therefore from 7.30 when generating a collection you can choose:

  • What should be use for the naming requests: url or fallback (description, operationid, or url)
  • The indent character: spaces or tabs (we all know tabs is better)
  • Whether to collapse the folder that have only one request or not
  • Whether to optimize for conversion or not
  • What should be used for Request and Response parameter generation
  • If the folder organization should be using Paths or Tags

This configuration options are available when generating a collection from the schema, Define, Develop, Test, and Observe tabs.

That’s it for this release! We hope you’ll enjoy these features and as always if you have any feedback to share please reply to this post and let us know. :slightly_smiling_face:

Have a great week. :star2: