How to send an email via Gmail for a newly added Google Document is an automation tool that lets you automate actions across Gmail, Google Docs, and many other apps. In this guide, we'll show you how to use to automatically run the GmailSend email” action for each Google DocsDocument added to folder” event.
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Add the Google Docs "Document added to folder" trigger

Every playbook starts with a trigger. The trigger detects changes in your connected apps and runs your playbook in response.

Click "Add trigger" and select "Document added to folder" under Google Docs. Then, select the parent folder where documents are added. This trigger will detect all the Google Docs added in the specific folder to send a new email in Gmail.

If this is your first time using a Google Docs integration in Relay, you'll be prompted to connect your Google Docs account.


Add the Gmail "Send email" automation

Integrate the Gmail automation into your playbook to ensure the prompt sending of new emails in Gmail whenever a new Google Doc is added to the specific folder. Add a new step and select "Send email" from the list of Gmail automations.

Connect Gmail to Relay if you haven't already, then fill out the mandatory and relevant details. You can reference fields from Google Docs to automatically pass along the right data.


Turn on the playbook

Activating your playbook is the final step to automate sending new emails via Gmail for every new Google Doc added to the specific folder. Once turned on, it will respond to every Google Doc added to the specific folder by sending a new email via Gmail 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 sent correctly.

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