How to receive Slack notifications for Google Drive file uploads, including PDFs and Word files?

  • 21 September 2023
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I'd like to receive notifications in a specific Slack channel when a file is uploaded to Google Drive. Currently, notifications work when creating a Spreadsheet or Docs on Google Drive, but it doesn't work well when uploading PDF or Word files. Is this possible?

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Hi @shingo, welcome to the Community! 👋

Are you using the New File in Folder (Google Drive) trigger?

Asking as I know for that trigger, non Google Files will only trigger the Zap if the file is directly added to the folder and was created/modified within the last 4 days. You can read more about this here: Not all my files are triggering my new file in folder Zap.

Do you think that could be the cause of the issue here or are you using a different trigger? 

Looking forward to hearing back from you on this!

Dear SamB-san

Thank you for your support. I appreciate you kind reaction. As I have read the article you have shared, I have understood why I could not trigger my Zap. Thank you again.


Best Regards,


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You are most welcome, @shingo! I’m so glad that article was helpful to you. 

Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any more questions - the Community is always here and happy to help! 🤗