How To Install Sendgrid With Composer

SendGrid is an excellent cloud-based service that provides an email engine for your web applications. When combined with Composer, a dependency manager for PHP, you can manage the installation and updates of SendGrid effortlessly. Today, we will guide you on how to install SendGrid using Composer.


Before starting, ensure that you have the following:

  • A working PHP environment
  • Composer installed
  • SendGrid Account

Installation Process

Let’s get started with the installation process.

Step 1: Install SendGrid PHP Library Using Composer

To install the SendGrid library, you will need to use the require command in composer. Open your terminal and navigate to your project directory, then run the following command:

    composer require sendgrid/sendgrid

This command will install the latest version of SendGrid library for you.

Step 2: Load the SendGrid Library

Once the installation process is complete, you will then need to load the SendGrid library in your PHP file. You can do this by requiring the autoload file from composer:

    require 'vendor/autoload.php';

Step 3: Using SendGrid

Now that SendGrid has been installed and loaded successfully, you can start using it to send emails. Here’s a simple example:

    $email = new \SendGrid\Mail\Mail(); 
    $email->setFrom("[email protected]", "Example User");
    $email->setSubject("Sending with SendGrid is Fun");
    $email->addTo("[email protected]", "Example User");
    $email->addContent("text/plain", "and easy to do anywhere, even with PHP");
        "text/html", "<strong>and easy to do anywhere, even with PHP</strong>"
    $sendgrid = new \SendGrid(getenv('SENDGRID_API_KEY'));

Please replace SENDGRID_API_KEY with your actual SendGrid API key. You can find your SendGrid API Key within your SendGrid dashboard under Settings -> API Keys.


With Composer, installing and managing SendGrid in your PHP projects is both easy and efficient. You can now leverage the powerful features of SendGrid to send emails from your web applications. Happy coding!