Use the API Playground

You can use the API Playground to explore the Mailchimp API with your own data. See what calls are available, and how we format the data that's returned. To get started, follow these steps:

  1. In your Mailchimp account, Generate a new API key or use an existing key.
  2. Copy your API key, and then go to the Playground.
  3. Paste your API key in the Mailchimp API key field, and then click Go.

Note that Mailchimp logs your activity so you can review historical requests. When you log out, your history is erased. If you use a shared computer, make sure you log out after every session to protect your account data and API credentials.


The API Playground is not a sandbox. Any actions you take in the Playground affect your account data as if you made those calls from your own server.