How to automatically send Slack direct messages for newly scheduled Google Calendar events

Relay.app is an automation tool that lets you automate actions across Slack, Google Calendar, and many other apps. In this guide, we'll show you how to automatically send DM in Slack for each event scheduled in Google Calendar using Relay.app.
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Set the Google Calendar trigger as “Event scheduled”

Add the Google Calendar trigger to initiate your playbook's actions when an event is scheduled.

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

If you still need to connect your Google Calendar account to Relay.app, a prompt will guide you through the connection process.

2

Add the “Send DM” step in Slack

Integrate Slack automation into your playbook to ensure that you receive timely updates for newly scheduled Google Calendar 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 message body containing detailed information.

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

3

Activate your playbook

Activating your playbook is the last step in the process. Once you turn it on, it will automatically send Slack direct messages for newly scheduled Google Calendar events 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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