How to automatically send direct Slack messages for every new Calendly event

Are you tired of the manual process of sending direct messages on Slack for every new Calendly event? It's a tedious and time-consuming task that requires meticulous attention to detail and takes away valuable time from other essential tasks. It increases the likelihood of error and oversight, leading to missed notifications or delayed responses from your team members. But what if we told you there's an automated solution to your problem? Say hello to – your ultimate solution for streamlined communication! automates sending direct messages on Slack for every new Calendly event, streamlining event notifications and ensuring team members receive timely updates without manual effort. With, you don't have to constantly monitor Calendly for new events or toggle between platforms to send individual messages. It seamlessly integrates Calendly and Slack, transforming event notifications into an efficient and proactive process. No more missed or delayed responses; the empowers your team with real-time updates. Are you ready to revolutionize your team communication and event coordination? In this guide, we'll show you how to set up this integration in four easy steps. Don't let manual tasks hold you back from achieving your goals – let takes care of them for you!
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Create your playbook

To start coordinating your workflow between Calendly and Slack, you must set up specific steps.

Firstly, sign up for and visit your dashboard. Click the "New playbook" button to start creating a playbook.

Give your playbook a unique name like "Send direct Slack messages for every new Calendly event," and choose a relevant emoji 📨 to help you quickly identify it.


Set the Calendly trigger as “Event started”

Add the Calendly trigger to initiate your playbook's actions when an event is started.

To do this, click "Add trigger" in your playbook. Select the "Event started" trigger option from the dropdown menu under Calendly. It will enable your playbook to identify started events and trigger necessary actions automatically.

If you still need to connect your Calendly account to, a prompt will guide you through the connection process.


Add the “Send DM” step in Slack

Integrate Slack automation into your playbook to ensure timely updates on started events.

Select "Add Step" and then find the "Send DM" automation for Slack. Enter all the required details, including the receiver's name and the body of the message containing detailed information.

If you still need to connect your Slack account to, you will be prompted to complete that connection. Ensure you allow the necessary permissions for to send direct messages through your Slack account.


Activate your playbook

Activating your playbook is the last step in the process. Once you turn it on, it will automatically send a direct message on Slack whenever a Calendly event is started without requiring manual intervention.

To activate your playbook, click the toggle button in 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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Sign up now and get started with your playbook today