About 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. Generate a new API key or use an existing key in your Mailchimp account.
  2. Copy your API key.
  3. Go to the Playground.
  4. Paste your active API key into the Mailchimp API key field, and then click Go. Mailchimp logs your activity for each session, so you can review historical requests for that session. 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.