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What is "HTTP Requests?" How can I use them?

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2Loos 145
2 months ago

I've seen this everywhere, from the F3X plugin to Discord feedback GUIs. How does this work? What does it do, and what is it used for in general? I have no code for this, as I don't even know what it does. I want to know what it can do.

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They're used to allow HTTP Requests between websites such as Discord. If you turn them on Studio, you allow the HTTP Requests. This is typically done using HTTPService. Dovydas1118 1424 — 2mo

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Optikk 499 Donator Moderation Voter
2 months ago

HTTP (hypertext transfer protocol) requests used outside of Roblox are most often used for communicating information from websites to you. In Roblox, you can use HTTP requests to communicate with endpoints or read information from a website. Roblox exposes HTTP methods through HttpService.

Here is an example, using :GetAsync(). Give it a try! Remember that you must enable HttpRequests in your game and must use a normal Script, not a LocalScript.

local HttpService = game:GetService('HttpService')
local Url = 'http://www.example.org/example.txt'

local response = HttpService:GetAsync(Url)
print(response)

HttpService's main advantage is enabling developers to communicate to something outside of Roblox. I've seen it used primarily for logging, using Discord webhooks (even though it's discouraged), saving player data outside of roblox, or for game analytics.

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Wow, I never knew. I can set up moderation and chat logs and directly view it in Discord! That's amazing, I never knew! Thank you for the detailed response! 2Loos 145 — 2mo
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