Creating a scenario

In order that Integromat knows which apps and modules it shall link together, you have to create a scenario. A scenario defines which modules shall 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 your Facebook wall.

Step 1: Run the scenario editor

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 question mark.

Step 2: Browse to select the first module

You can browse through the available apps or search directly using the search field. Click on 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 question mark, you can now see the Twitter icon indicating that the module has been successfully added. However, Integromat is not yet connected to your Twitter account. This is why, you need 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 (you may have multiple connections to one service). You can accept the default connection name shown in the Connection name box or create your own. Next click the Create a connection button.

Now Integromat will redirect you to the page where you 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 set a number of other settings available for the Watch tweets module (e.g. choose which Tweets you want to watch - your or someone else´s Tweets).

Click the Save button.

Finally, you need to tell Integromat how old tweets it shall retrieve.

  • From now on means that Integromat will retrieve all new Tweets added after saving this option.
  • From a specific date forward allows you to specify the date/time after which the Tweets shall be retrieved (any date in the past or future).
  • All tweets allows to 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 several latest tweets where you can select the Tweet from which the retrieving shall start.

Select, for example, the From now on option and click on 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 shall 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. You just 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 on 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 sends more types of posts, not just statuses.

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 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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