How to Install Postman on Ubuntu 18.04

How to install Postman on Ubuntu OS since Chrome apps are now being deprecated. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to install Postman on Ubuntu 18.04. Here we show you simple ways to install Postman App on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 16.04 and any other Debian based distribution like Linux Mint and Elementary OS.

Postman is currently one of the most popular tools used in API development. Postman’s is a complete API development environment app to simplify each step of building an API and streamline collaboration. Thus, you can create better and faster APIs.

Download and Install Postman on Ubuntu

The following steps to install Postman on your Ubuntu systems.

Download Postman

Go to and click on the Download button to download the latest Postman App for Linux. Similarly, you can directly download the latest version from

Download Postman for Linux

Extract and Install Postman

Once you download Postman in your system. Go to the Download folder and run the following commands to install Postman on your system.

cd Downloads/

Next, you need to extract Postman package.

tar -xzf Postman-linux-x64-VERSION-NAME.tar.gz

If you have already installed previous version first remove it.

sudo rm -rf /opt/Postman

Move Postman directory to opt/ directory

sudo mv Postman /opt

Create a Symbolic Links

sudo ln -s /opt/Postman/Postman /usr/local/bin/postman

Finally you can run Postman through the terminal.


However, it is still not added on your unity dash. Also, you can’t search Postman as your app. However, you follow the next step to create a desktop file to add in the unity dash.

Create a desktop file for Postman App

You need to add an entry in a desktop file. So you can easily search Postman in App Dash. Run the following command.

sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/postman.desktop

Add following lines

[Desktop Entry]
Comment=Postman GUI

After adding the above lines don’t forget to save it. Next, you can search the application from your app dash.

Search Postman in App Dash

Open Postman to see look like below.

Open Postman App in Linux

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1 Response Leave a Comment

  1. Typo on command,
    Instead of,
    sudo ln -s /opt/postman/Postman/Postman /usr/local/bin/postman

    it should be

    sudo ln -s /opt/Postman/Postman /usr/local/bin/postman

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