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SlackSend Channel Message

Rather than constantly monitoring a Dropbox directory, use Zapier to automatically send a message to a channel or user on Slack when a new file is added.

How It Works

  1. A new file is added to a Dropbox directory
  2. Zapier sends a message on Slack

What You Need

  • Dropbox account
  • Slack account

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Dropbox
New File in Folder

Triggers when a new file is added to a folder. Make sure the number of files/folders in the watched folder does not exceed 4000.

Dropbox
Create or Append to Text File

Adds a new line to an existing text file, or creates a file if it doesn't exist.

Slack
New Starred Message

Triggers when you star a message.

Dropbox
Upload File

Upload an existing file or attachment not bigger than 100 MB.

Slack
New Message Posted to Channel

Triggers when a new message is posted to a specific #channel you choose.

Dropbox
Create Text File

Creates a brand new text file from plain text content you specify.

Slack
New Public Message Posted Anywhere

Triggers when a new message is posted to any public channel.

Slack
Send Direct Message

Send a direct message to a user or yourself from the Slackbot.

Slack
New Channel

Triggers whenever a new #channel is created.

Slack
Send Channel Message

Post a new message to a specific #channel you choose.

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