HTTP Headers

HTTP Headers

Displays the current tab’s HTTP request and response or a Live HTTP Headers tab showing a stream of requests and responses.

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What is HTTP Headers?
"HTTP Headers" is a Chrome extension that presents the user with the HTTP request and response data on the current tab. It also offers a live stream of HTTP headers tab with filters. Created by Paul Hempshall as a reliable, ad-free alternative to similar extensions that contain malware, HTTP Headers comes with both light and dark themes. It is free and open source, respecting user privacy by not collecting any data.
Users: 10,000+
Rating: 4.18 (11)
Version: 1.0.6 (Last updated: 2021-09-03)
Creation date: 2019-09-30
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
  • webRequest
  • http://*/*
  • https://*/*
  • tabs
  • storage
Size: 36.31K
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HTTP Headers was written when the original HTTP Headers (HTTP Headers Live) extension sold out to malware injection and adverts. I decided it was time to write my own clean, ad-free, safe version that I didn't have to worry about.


  • Light or Dark Theme
  • Current tab's HTTP Headers
  • Live HTTP Headers tab (+ a bunch of filters)
  • Free and Open Source.

Permissions Information:

This extension requires the 'webRequest' feature to function and will show up when installing as 'read and change data on any website'. The permission allows reading of the request and response headers.

The 'tabs' permission is required for the FilterByTabs function of the Live stream.

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User reviews
by Soonli Tan Soonli Tan, 2024-07-03

its working fine for me. really helped me a lot.
by Mustufa Barry Mustufa Barry, 2023-11-06

at first I couldn't get it to show in the latest version of Chrome. What I did to resolve that was go to uninstall it from this page and that makes the icon show in the toolbar. I right clicked on that icon and said pin. Now it shows all the time. Works perfect for my needs which are simple.
by Paul Sullivan Paul Sullivan, 2023-07-27
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Risk impact

HTTP Headers is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install HTTP Headers if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

HTTP Headers has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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