Webhooks listen for a request and receive data when an event occurs. This reminds me of myself as a kid, waiting for the school bell to ring. When the bell rang, my workflow in life was to run home for a snack! Webhooks work in a similar manner; they are triggered by events — making webhooks an excellent way of receiving and returning data, as they are very efficient and fast, eliminating the need for maintaining a client state (such as a timestamp, for example) that would be necessitated in a polling-based setup.

The Webhook node is a versatile and powerful node in the n8n ecosystem. It receives HTTP Requests, instead of sending them. This makes the node useful — you guessed it, to receive data from any other service that supports Webhooks. …


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