How to Create a Queue Using Laravel

AuthorSumit Dey Sarkar

Pubish Date22 Mar 2023


In this tutorial we will learn how to create a queue using laravel.


How to create a queue using laravel

In Laravel, you can create a queue to process jobs asynchronously using Laravel's built-in queueing system.


Here are the steps to create a queue in Laravel:

Step 1- Install a queue driver Laravel supports different queue drivers, including Beanstalkd, Amazon SQS, Redis, and others. You should install the driver that fits your needs. For instance, to use the Redis queue driver, you can install it using Composer:

composer require predis/predis


Step 2 - Configure the queue driver After installing the queue driver, you should configure it in the `.env` file or the `config/queue.php` file. For example, to use the Redis driver, you can set the following in `.env`:



Step 3- Create a job class You should create a job class that defines the task you want to execute in the queue. For example, suppose you want to send an email using the `Mail` facade. In that case, you can create a job class like this:

php artisan make:job SendEmailJob

This will create a `SendEmailJob` class in the `app/Jobs` directory. You can define the `handle` method of the job class to specify what the job should do:


public function handle()
    Mail::to('')->send(new WelcomeEmail());


Step 4- Dispatch the job You can dispatch the job to the queue using the `dispatch` method of the job class. For example:


This will push the job to the queue and return immediately without waiting for the job to complete.


Step 5- Process the queue To process the jobs in the queue, you should run the Laravel's queue worker using the `queue:work` Artisan command:

php artisan queue:work


This command will start a queue worker that listens to the queue and processes the jobs as they come in.

That's it! Now you know how to create a queue in Laravel. Keep in mind that this is just a basic example, and there are many more options and configurations you can use to fine-tune your queueing system.

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