How to automatically create a draft email in Gmail every time there's a new booking in Cal.com

Relay.app is an automation tool that lets you automate actions across Gmail, Cal.com, and many other apps. In this guide, we'll show you how to use Relay.app to automatically run the GmailCreate draft” action for each Cal.comNew booking” event.
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Set the Cal.com trigger as “New booking”

A playbook always starts with a trigger, which is responsible for detecting changes in your connected applications and responding accordingly.

Add the Cal.com trigger to initiate your playbook's actions every time there's a new booking. Click "Add trigger" in your playbook and choose "New booking" from the dropdown menu under Cal.com.

If you still need to connect your Cal.com account to Relay.app yet, a prompt will guide you through the process.

2

Add the “Create draft” step in Gmail

Integrate the Gmail automation into your playbook to ensure the prompt creation a draft email in Gmail every time there's a new booking in Cal.com.

Click the "Add step" button, locate the “Create draft” automation for Gmail, and input the mandatory and relevant details.

If your Gmail account still needs to be connected to Relay.app, you will be prompted to complete that connection. Make sure to allow the necessary permissions for Relay.app to sync with your Gmail account.

3

Activate your playbook

Activating your playbook is the last step in the process. Once you turn it on, it will automatically create a draft email in Gmail every time there's a new booking on Cal.com without requiring manual intervention.

To activate your playbook, click the toggle button at the header. Before activating, we recommend performing a test run of your playbook to ensure all the steps work seamlessly together.

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