Code Quality Rank: L4
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Programming language: JavaScript
License: MIT License
Tags: HTTP     Ajax     Request     Agent    
Latest version: v6.1.0

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Small progressive client-side HTTP request library, and Node.js module with the same API, supporting many high-level HTTP client features

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npm install superagent


yarn add superagent



const superagent = require('superagent');

// callback
  .send({ name: 'Manny', species: 'cat' }) // sends a JSON post body
  .set('X-API-Key', 'foobar')
  .set('accept', 'json')
  .end((err, res) => {
    // Calling the end function will send the request

// promise with then/catch

// promise with async/await
(async () => {
  try {
    const res = await superagent.post('/api/pet');
  } catch (err) {


The browser-ready, minified version of superagent is only 50 KB (minified and gzipped).

Browser-ready versions of this module are available via jsdelivr, unpkg, and also in the node_modules/superagent/dist folder in downloads of the superagent package.

Note that we also provide unminified versions with .js instead of .min.js file extensions.


This is the solution for you if you're just using <script> tags everywhere!

<script src="https://polyfill.io/v3/polyfill.min.js?features=WeakRef,BigInt"></script>
<script src="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/superagent"></script>
<!-- if you wish to use unpkg.com instead: -->
<!-- <script src="https://unpkg.com/superagent"></script> -->
<script type="text/javascript">
  (function() {
    // superagent is exposed as `window.superagent`
    // if you wish to use "request" instead please
    // uncomment the following line of code:
    // `window.request = superagent;`
      .send({ name: 'Manny', species: 'cat' }) // sends a JSON post body
      .set('X-API-Key', 'foobar')
      .set('accept', 'json')
      .end(function (err, res) {
        // Calling the end function will send the request


If you are using browserify, webpack, rollup, or another bundler, then you can follow the same usage as Node above.

Supported Platforms

  • Node: v6.x+
  • Browsers (see [.browserslistrc](.browserslistrc)):
  npx browserslist
  and_chr 102
  and_ff 101
  and_qq 10.4
  and_uc 12.12
  android 101
  chrome 103
  chrome 102
  chrome 101
  chrome 100
  edge 103
  edge 102
  edge 101
  firefox 101
  firefox 100
  firefox 91
  ios_saf 15.5
  ios_saf 15.4
  ios_saf 15.2-15.3
  ios_saf 15.0-15.1
  ios_saf 14.5-14.8
  ios_saf 14.0-14.4
  ios_saf 12.2-12.5
  kaios 2.5
  op_mini all
  op_mob 64
  opera 86
  opera 85
  safari 15.5
  safari 15.4
  samsung 17.0
  samsung 16.0

Required Browser Features

We recommend using https://polyfill.io (specifically with the bundle mentioned in VanillaJS above):

<script src="https://polyfill.io/v3/polyfill.min.js?features=WeakRef,BigInt"></script>
  • WeakRef is not supported in Opera 85, iOS Safari 12.2-12.5
  • BigInt is not supported in iOS Safari 12.2-12.5


SuperAgent is easily extended via plugins.

const nocache = require('superagent-no-cache');
const superagent = require('superagent');
const prefix = require('superagent-prefix')('/static');

  .query({ action: 'edit', city: 'London' }) // query string
  .use(prefix) // Prefixes *only* this request
  .use(nocache) // Prevents caching of *only* this request
  .end((err, res) => {
    // Do something

Existing plugins:

Please prefix your plugin with superagent-* so that it can easily be found by others.

For SuperAgent extensions such as couchdb and oauth visit the wiki.

Upgrading from previous versions

Please see GitHub releases page for the current changelog.

Our breaking changes are mostly in rarely used functionality and from stricter error handling.

  • 6.0 to 6.1
  • 5.x to 6.x:
    • Retry behavior is still opt-in, however we now have a more fine-grained list of status codes and error codes that we retry against (see updated docs)
    • A specific issue with Content-Type matching not being case-insensitive is fixed
    • Set is now required for IE 9, see Required Browser Features for more insight
  • 4.x to 5.x:
    • We've implemented the build setup of Lass to simplify our stack and linting
    • Unminified browserified build size has been reduced from 48KB to 20KB (via tinyify and the latest version of Babel using @babel/preset-env and .browserslistrc)
    • Linting support has been added using caniuse-lite and eslint-plugin-compat
    • We can now target what versions of Node we wish to support more easily using .babelrc
  • 3.x to 4.x:
    • Ensure you're running Node 6 or later. We've dropped support for Node 4.
    • We've started using ES6 and for compatibility with Internet Explorer you may need to use Babel.
    • We suggest migrating from .end() callbacks to .then() or await.
  • 2.x to 3.x:
    • Ensure you're running Node 4 or later. We've dropped support for Node 0.x.
    • Test code that calls .send() multiple times. Invalid calls to .send() will now throw instead of sending garbage.
  • 1.x to 2.x:
    • If you use .parse() in the browser version, rename it to .serialize().
    • If you rely on undefined in query-string values being sent literally as the text "undefined", switch to checking for missing value instead. ?key=undefined is now ?key (without a value).
    • If you use .then() in Internet Explorer, ensure that you have a polyfill that adds a global Promise object.
  • 0.x to 1.x:
    • Instead of 1-argument callback .end(function(res){}) use .then(res => {}).


Kornel Lesiński
Peter Lyons
Hunter Loftis
Nick Baugh


[MIT](LICENSE) © TJ Holowaychuk

*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the superagent README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.