Creating a scenario

In order for Integromat to know which apps and modules it should link together, you have to create a scenario. A scenario defines which modules will be linked together and how.

Example: Connecting Twitter to Facebook

The simple example below describes how to connect your Twitter and Facebook accounts and automatically post your new Tweets (statuses) on to your Facebook wall.

Step 1: Run the scenario editor

To create a scenario, you must be logged into your account. Once logged in, you will be shown a Dashboard. To start the editor for creating scenarios, click the Create a new scenario link.

Start by selecting the first module. To view all available apps, click the circle with the question mark.

Step 2: Browse to select the first module

You can browse through the available apps or search directly using the search field. For this case, click Twitter.

This will bring up a list showing which modules are available. Select the Watch Tweets module.

Step 3: Connect Integromat to Twitter and set the first module

Instead of the circle with the question mark, you will now see the Twitter icon indicating that the module has been successfully added. However, Integromat is not yet connected to your Twitter account. The next step will be to create a connection.

When you have added the module, a panel showing its setting is displayed. On the panel, click the Add button next to the Connection box.

Next, you will be asked to give the connection a name, as you may have multiple connections to one service. You can either accept the default connection name shown in the Connection name box or create your own. Next click the Create a connection button.

Integromat will then redirect you to the page where you will need to grant Integromat permission to access your Twitter account. Click the Authorize app button.

The connection is now established.

Besides the connection, you can also set a number of other settings that are available for the Watch tweets module (e.g. choose which Tweets you want to watch - your's or someone else's Tweets).

Click the Save button.

Finally, you need to set the timeline that Integromat shall retrieve Tweets from.

  • From now on means that Integromat will retrieve all Tweets added after saving this option.
  • From after a specific date allows you to specify the date/time that Integromat will retrieve Tweets from (any date in the past or future).
  • All tweets will retrieve all available Tweets. Twitter gives access to 3,200 of a user's most recent Tweets.
  • Select the first tweet displays a selection window showing the latest tweets. Here you can select the Tweet from which the retrieving shall start.

As shown in this example, select the From now on option and click Save.

Step 4: Connect Integromat to Facebook and set the second module

The module Watch Tweets is now ready. The next step is to add the module that will send tweets to your Facebook.

Click the right handle of the first module and from the options that appear, choose Add another module. From the available apps, choose Facebook and then the Create a post action. In the module settings, click the Add button next to the Connection box and create a new connection. Repeat the same steps as for Twitter.

If everything went right, the scenario should look like the one shown in the picture beside. The red icon displayed in the module indicates that something is wrong. In this case, you need to tell Integromat what type of Twitter content you want to share on Facebook as Twitter can send many different types of posts, not just statuses.

To define what kind of content should be posted on Facebook, click on the Message field. This will pop up the mapping panel showing everything that can be posted from Twitter to Facebook.

Drag the Text field from the mapping panel to the Message field in the module settings.

Now the scenario is complete and well-configured. Click the Save button to save the module settings. Then save the scenario by clicking on the floppy disc icon in the Toolbar. Finally, click the Exit editing button to close the editor.

Step 5: Activate the scenario

The scenario is ready to run but is inactive. To activate the scenario, click the ON/OFF button located to the right of the scenario name.

Once activated, the scenario runs according to its schedule.

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