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How to automatically send Slack direct messages when a new spreadsheet is added to a Google Sheets folder

Are you tired of the manual process of sending Slack direct messages every time a new spreadsheet is added to a Google Sheets folder? This process can be time-consuming and error-prone, requiring constant attention and leaving you with less time to focus on essential tasks. But imagine a world where you can say goodbye to all this chaos and welcome a seamless communication solution instead. Relay.app is here to revolutionize your workflow, making you work smarter and stay on top of your tasks. With Relay.app, you can receive instant notifications via Slack direct messages when a new spreadsheet is added to a Google Sheets folder without any additional effort. Streamline your workflows, enhance team efficiency, and take your communication to the next level with Relay.app. Are you ready to embrace the future of communication? Follow these four easy steps to set up this integration. Let's get started!
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Set the Google Sheets trigger as “Spreadsheet added to folder”

Add the Google Sheets trigger to initiate your playbook's actions when a new spreadsheet is added to a folder.

To do this, click "Add trigger" in your playbook. Select the "Spreadsheet added to folder" trigger option from the dropdown menu under Google Sheets. It will enable your playbook to automatically identify newly added spreadsheets and trigger necessary actions.

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

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Add the “Send DM” step in Slack

Integrate Slack automation into your playbook to ensure that you receive timely updates on new spreadsheets added to a folder.

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 Relay.app, you will be prompted to complete that connection. Ensure 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 when a new spreadsheet is added to a Google Sheets folder 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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