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What is a Webhook URL?

A webhook URL is the URL that you can send an API request to in order to notify the user that a certain event has occurred. It serves as the address for the webhook endpoint.

If an API consumer wants real time updates from their API provider, they can specify a webhook URL where they would like to receive event notifications. This avoids the need for an API consumer to make constant requests and compare subsequent responses to see if anything changed. This is only possible if the API provider offers a webhook feature.

At Svix we make it super easy for API providers to offer their users a world class webhook experience without the headache and cost of setting up infrastructure and building the UI to support it.