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As a frontend developer or QA, testing certain parts of web applications require you to simulate delay in one or more components of the web app.

Here are some scenarios where you would like to delay the network requests.

  • Test performance of your web app on a slower condition
  • Test behaviour of your app when one or more APIs respond slow (API Latency has gone up)
  • Check if any race conditions exists when some resource X gets loaded after/before another resource Y.
  • Test the impact of slow loading of external resources impact on your app.


Modify HTTP(s) Headers using Requestly

HTTP(s) Headers are key-value pairs that can be used by the client or the server to pass additional information along with an HTTP(s) request or response. An HTTP(s) header consists of its case-insensitive name followed by a colon (:), then by its value.

The ability to modify the headers of traffic that passes through your browser is a great tool to have.

You can delete certain headers to minimize online tracking, remove CSP while testing, test sites in production and so on.

Using Requestly, Headers can be added/modified by a simple series of clicks. …


Do you have a habit of spending long amount of time on a website? Do you want to reduce the amount of time you spend on a website without blocking it completely?

If the answer to above questions is a YES, then we might have a solution that might help you in this situation.


Adobe Acrobat Reader has a built-in dictionary lookup feature that redirects you to https://www.dictionary.com for the meaning.

People may want to use some other dictionary or a non-English speaker might want to use a multilingual dictionary.

Requestly provides you with the power to redirect the request to some other dictionary.

Requestly Rule Redirecting to a Multilingual Dictionary

Here is the Requestly Redirect Rule screenshot —


We wish everyone a very happy & prosperous New Year. With this, We’d like to share some achievements in 2020.

Built the Team

The most important asset of any company is the PEOPLE. We found the right set of engineers in Sagar Soni Navdeep Singh Rathore Nikhil Tatpati Nafees Nehar

One-liner for them — Awesome engineers, fully committed, Improving themselves everyday

Major Product Updates

  1. Desktop App — MacOS We released MacOS App in beta version. This was sort of a POC we did to figure out the technical capabilities we need to re-build Requestly as a cross-platform desktop app.
  2. Redesigned the entire UI — Our Previous…


In this pandemic situation, almost entire tech industry is working from home. Staying focussed & productive is a constant challenge especially when you are working alone. There are a good number of studies available on web which shows why do we keep on browsing social media just before 5 mins of a meeting or starting any difficult task.

Here’s what Chamath Palihapitiya, Former Vice-President of User Growth at Facebook mentioned once

I feel tremendous guilt. The short-term, dopamine-driven feedback loops that we [Facebook] have created are destroying how society works.

In a recent conversation with a couple of Requestly…


Requestly bundles some powerful tools to do a lot more with network requests than it was possible to do with a normal browser. For instance, you can create rules to redirect URLs, manipulate headers, modify parts of URL, emulate website for different devices, execute scripts on page, modify response and much more.

If you are an existing user, you know what rule to create to serve your purpose and Requestly magically does your job.

But this is not all.

I’m sure you have few questions dangling in your mind — if you created the rule right? if your rule intercepted…


What is Sentry?

Actual Meaning

A soldier stationed to keep guard or to control access to a place. 💂‍♂️

Technical Meaning

Self-hosted and cloud-based error monitoring that helps software teams discover, triage, and prioritize errors in real-time.

Why @sentry/electron?

@sentry/electron is the official Sentry SDK for Electron applications. It can capture JavaScript exceptions in the main process and renderers, as well as collect native crash reports (Minidumps).

How to add sentry to your electron app?

  1. Create a new file sentryInit.js which initialize sentry for both main and renderer process using webpack.DefinePlugin.
// sentryInit.jsconst { init } = (process.type === 'browser'
? require('@sentry/electron/dist/main')
: require('@sentry/electron/dist/renderer'))
init({dsn: '__DSN__'});

__DSN__ : Change __DSN__ with your sentry DSN key for…


Another year flew by as quickly as ever and we’re celebrating our sixth anniversary today. Let’s take a look back at the things we did this year:

Feature Releases

  • We have implemented a new rule type: Modify Response. Now you can intercept network requests / API calls and return a custom response. This proves to be quite powerful for supercharging your web development.
  • You can unlock a free month of our Premium plan using our Unlock feature.
  • On popular request, we released email-based signup. Before that, users could only use social login to sign up. …

In this post, we’ll show how you can use Requestly to read Quora posts without signing in.

  1. Go to requestly.in and click on “Install Extension”.
  2. Open this link — Browse Quora Anonymously — and click on “Import List” at the top right side.
  3. Visit the “Rules” section from the left side and you’ll see that a new rule named “Browse Quora Anonymously” has been added to your dashboard. Simply click on the status toggle to turn it active.

And you’re done! Now you can browse Quora without signing in.

If you’d like to set such a rule by yourself, here…

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