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What's in a webhook request?

Webhooks are a simple, yet powerful approach for delivering event notifications to your application. In this article, I will focus on the aspect of webhooks that is most meaningful to you as an application developer, the payload.

What are webhooks?

Ever since Jack Lindsay originally coined the term webhook in 2007, people have been writing articles trying to answer the question What is a webhook? It may seem a complex question to answer, but understanding webhooks is actually much easier to grasp than you might think.