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How to automatically send Slack direct messages when a comment is added in Linear

Effective communication is crucial for project management success. However, disseminating timely updates to team members across various channels can take time and effort. Relay.app can help bridge this gap by sending a Slack direct message whenever a comment is posted in Linear. This enhances communication, responsiveness, and collaboration, leading to a more productive team environment. Check out our guide to set up this integration in just four easy steps.
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1

Create your Relay.app playbook

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

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

Give your playbook a unique name like "Send Slack DMs when a comment is added in Linear," and choose a relevant emoji like 📩 to help you quickly identify it

2

Set the Linear trigger as “Comment added”

Add the Linear trigger to initiate your playbook's actions when a comment is added.

To do this, click "Add trigger" in your playbook. Select the "Comment added" trigger option from the dropdown menu under Linear. It will enable your playbook to automatically identify newly added comments and trigger necessary actions.

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

3

Add the “Send DM” step in Slack

Integrate Slack automation into your playbook to ensure that you receive timely updates when a comment is added in Linear.

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.

4

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 when a comment is added in Linear 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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