How to post a new message in Slack channel for every new file added to a monitored Dropbox folder is an automation tool that lets you automate actions across Slack, Dropbox, and many other apps.
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Create your playbook and set the Dropbox trigger as "File added to folder"

After creating your playbook, you can proceed to add your trigger. The trigger detects changes in your connected apps and responds to your playbook.

To setup this playbook, click "Add trigger" and then select "File added to folder" under Dropbox. Then, select the Parent Folder where Files are added. This will allow your playbook to automatically detect any file that is added to a specific folder in Dropbox and initiate necessary actions.

If this is your first time using a Dropbox integration in, a prompt will guide you through the connection process.


Add the "Send to channel" in Slack automation

Integrate the Slack automation into your playbook to ensure the prompt sending of a Slack message to the team's channel whenever a file is added to a specific folder in Dropbox.

Click the "Add step" button, then locate the "Send to channel" automation for Slack and input the mandatory and relevant details.

If your Slack account isn't already connected to, you will be prompted to complete that connection. Make sure to allow the necessary permissions for to sync with your Slack account.


Activate your playbook

Activating your playbook is the final step to automate the sending of a message to a specific channel on Slack. Once turned on, it will respond whenever a file is added to a specific folder in Dropbox by sending a message to a specific channel on Slack without manual intervention.

To enable your playbook, click the toggle button located in the header. It is advisable to perform a test run of your playbook beforehand to ensure all steps work seamlessly together and reminders are being sent correctly.

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