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How to automatically Send Slack messages to a channel when a new document is added to a Google Docs folder

In today's world, where collaboration and communication are essential for driving productivity and success, Relay.app is the ultimate solution that can make a real difference. With its seamless integration between Google Docs and Slack, Relay.app empowers your team to stay connected and informed, no matter where they are. Imagine a world where missed updates and manual checks are a thing of the past. With Relay.app, every time a new document is added to your designated Google Docs folder, instant Slack notifications are sent to your team, ensuring everyone stays updated in real-time. This streamlines communication and document sharing, fostering a culture of collaboration and driving productivity within your team. Don't let document management hinder your team's success. Embrace the power of Relay.app and revolutionize how your team collaborates and communicates. Sign up today and experience the difference real-time notifications can make in driving productivity and success. Our guide provides four simple steps to set up this integration - let us help you make the most of the opportunities that Relay.app offers!
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Create your Relay.app playbook

To start coordinating your workflow between Google Docs 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 messages to a channel when a new document is added to a Google Docs folder," and choose a relevant emoji like 📨 to help you quickly identify it.

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Set the Google Docs trigger as “Document added to folder”

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

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

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

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Add the “Send message” step in Slack

Integrate Slack automation into your playbook to ensure that you receive timely updates when a new document is added to a Google Docs folder.

Select "Add Step" and then find the "Send message" automation for Slack. Enter all the required details, including the sender's name, the Slack channel for updates, 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 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 messages to a channel when a new document is added to a Google Docs folder 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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