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Alex Mullans

We commonly hear from DoorDash customers that they love being able to track their delivery in the DoorDash app: “Has the Dasher arrived yet?” “How far away are they?” “Are there any problems?” We've also heard from developers using the DoorDash Drive APIs that it’s important for you to be able to answer those questions in the apps you’re building.

We’re excited to announce that you can now use webhooks in apps that use the Drive API. (If you’re using Drive Classic, webhooks are already supported.) Webhooks enable near-real-time information flow from DoorDash and our Dashers to your application and your customers. With webhooks, you can enable real-time scenarios like a map view showing your customers how far away their Dasher is, push notifications telling your customers the latest status of their order, and much more. You can get this information flowing in just a few hours of dev time, using the same skills and techniques you use to call the Drive API.

An animation of code being written to receive a webhook event and print a message

Configure webhooks in the Developer Portal

To set up your webhook endpoint, visit the webhooks page in the Developer Portal. Then, click the plus symbol and fill in the details of the endpoint in your app that will receive the webhooks from DoorDash.

A screenshot of the webhooks page in the DoorDash Developer Portal

Webhook events for the entire delivery journey

At launch, the Drive API provides webhooks for events like DASHER_CONFIRMED–when a Dasher has accepted your delivery and is on the way to pickup–and DASHER_DROPPED_OFF–when the delivery is complete. Visit the webhooks docs to see all of the webhooks your app should be prepared to receive.

Get started

When you’re ready to jump in with webhooks, just visit the webhooks page in the Developer Portal to get started. If you’re new to DoorDash Developer, you can also learn more in the DoorDash Developer introduction.