Instant Google Sheets webhook not working

  • 30 September 2021
  • 3 replies

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The Google Sheets instant webhook is not working, but the Team Drive (polling) one is… Please help me.

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Userlevel 6
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Hey @ZoBro23 , Google Sheet triggers are not real time it takes a couple of minutes to trigger.

Userlevel 1

I know that, but they have added an option called “Instant”. That one is not working, even after 15 minutes of waiting.

Userlevel 7
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Hi @ZoBro23 

Give it a few minutes and check your Zap Runs:


The Google Sheets trigger is marked "instant" but it still takes a few minutes to trigger

The triggers for Google Sheets are unique among Zapier triggers. When there is a trigger event in the spreadsheet, Zapier gets a notification webhook from Google about this. After that, Zapier sends Google Sheets a request for new data, so it uses both the polling and instant trigger methods. This process takes about 3 minutes overall.

While not being "instant", these triggers are faster than regular polling ones, as they don't depend on the polling interval of the plan your account uses.