What is requests used for in Python?
Requests is an HTTP library for Python-based programs. It is one of the most downloaded Python packages. It provides a nice API for making HTTP requests.
You can use it to make GET, POST, PUT, DELETE, HEAD, OPTIONS, PATCH requests. It also supports HTTP Basic/Digest Authentication, Cookies, Redirects, and more.
While being the most popular by far, Requests is lacking some modern feature that other HTTP libraries like https have like Async and HTTP/2 support.
You can find more details in our comparison of Requests and other Python HTTP clients.