How to automatically send Slack direct messages whenever a new task is added in Asana

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

Add the Asana trigger to initiate your playbook's actions whenever a new task is added.

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

If you still need to connect your Asana 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 whenever a new task is added in Asana.

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 whenever a new task is added in Asana 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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