Webhooks Notifications


  • Have the API implemented.

A webhook is a notification sent from one server to another through an HTTP POST request informing your transactions.

In order to receive notifications about the events in your platform, you have to previously configure an URL to which Mercado Pago has access..

You can also configure the notification when you do the POST of the payment, indicating the URL in the field notificaction_url:




Whenever an event occurs, we will send you a notification in json format using HTTP POST to the URL that you specified.

We will notify the following events:

Notification type Action Description
payment payment.created Payment created
payment payment.updated Payment updated
mp-connect application.deauthorized Account deauthorized
mp-connect application.authorized Account authorized
plan application.authorized Account authorized
subscription application.authorized Account authorized
invoice application.authorized Account authorized

If your application is not available or takes too long to respond, Mercado Pago will retry sending the notification according to the following interval:

  1. Retry after 5 minutes.
  2. Retry after 45 minutes.
  3. Retry after 6 hours.
  4. Retry after 2 days.
  5. Retry after 4 days.

The notification sent has the following format:


    "id": 12345,
    "live_mode": true,
    "type": "payment",
    "date_created": "2015-03-25T10:04:58.396-04:00",
    "application_id": 123123123,
    "user_id": 44444,
    "version": 1,
    "api_version": "v1",
    "action": "payment.created",
    "data": {
        "id": "999999999"

This indicates that payment 999999999 was created for the user 44444 in production mode with the V1 version of the API. That event took place on 2016-03-25T10:04:58.396-04:00.

What should I do after receiving a notification?

When you receive a notification in your platform, Mercado Pago awaits a response to validate that you received it correctly. To do this, you have to send a response with a HTTP STATUS 200 (OK) or 201 (CREATED).

Note that this communication is made exclusively between Mercado Pago’s servers and your server, so there will be no physical user viewing any kind of result.

After that, you will be able to get full information about the notified resource by accessing the corresponding API at https://api.mercadopago.com/:

Type URL Documentation
payment /v1/payments/[ID]?access_token=[ACCESS_TOKEN] see documentation
plan /v1/plans/[ID]?access_token=[ACCESS_TOKEN] -
subscription /v1/subscriptions/[ID]?access_token=[ACCESS_TOKEN] -
invoice /v1/invoices/[ID]?access_token=[ACCESS_TOKEN] see documentation

With this information you can make the necessary updates on your platform, such as registering an approved payment.

Implement the receiver notification using the following code as example:




    switch($_POST["type"]) {
        case "payment":
            $payment = MercadoPago\Payment.find_by_id($_POST["id"]);
        case "plan":
            $plan = MercadoPago\Plan.find_by_id($_POST["id"]);
        case "subscription":
            $plan = MercadoPago\Subscription.find_by_id($_POST["id"]);
        case "invoice":
            $plan = MercadoPago\Invoice.find_by_id($_POST["id"]);


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