Updates to Our Google Docs Integration: Append Text to Docs, Get Their Contents, and Add HTML

Jose Proenca
Jose Proenca / February 26, 2018

Some documents aren't meant to be frozen and static—they're active, living reports and your workflows should be able to add to them as needed.

Now you can do that by setting up Zaps with the new Append Text to Document Action for Google Docs. Use it as an easy-to-read summary of social media mentions by adding a line every time someone references a keyword, or build automated reports by logging info from multiple sources into a single doc. Your docs can now grow over time and draw content from any app you use.

The New Document Trigger was also updated. Now you can capture the plaintext content from your docs. This means you can easily extract what you need from new documents for use in emails, or perhaps to post snippets and links in team chat whenever someone adds a document.

Finally, you can also use formatted HTML along with text using the Create Document from Text Action, allowing you to generate links, rich formatting, and more using automation.

What's New with the Google Docs + Zapier Integration

New Action

  • Append Text to Document: Appends text to an existing document.

Updated Trigger

  • New Document: Triggers when a new document is added (inside any folder).

Updated Action

  • Create Document from Text: Create a new document from text. Also supports sending formatted HTML.

How To Automate Google Docs with Zapier

  1. Sign up for a Google account, and make sure you have a Zapier account

  2. Try some pre-made Google Docs integrations and learn more about how Google Docs works with Zapier

  3. Check out our Google Docs help documentation for details on connecting your account and setting up your first Zap

  4. Or login and build a custom workflow with Google Docs and Zapier