May 19, 2024

How to Use Webhooks in Make.com

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Webhooks offer a powerful way to connect web services without the need for constant polling for data. If you’re using make.com (formerly Integromat) to automate workflows, integrating webhooks can massively increase efficiency. Here's a step-by-step guide to using webhooks in make.com.

Step 1: Create a New Scenario

To start, log into your make.com account and click on the “Create a new scenario” button. This opens a workspace where you can define your automation flows.

Step 2: Add a Webhooks Module

In the scenario editor, look for the webhooks module by typing “webhooks” in the search bar. Select the “Webhooks” service to bring up a list of triggers.

Step 3: Configure the Webhook

Choose “Custom Webhook” to create a new webhook. Click on “Add” to make a new one, give it a name, and then select “Save”. Make.com will generate a unique URL for your webhook – this is the address you’ll use to trigger your scenario from other services.

Step 4: Send a Test Request

Before you use your new webhook in production, you'll want to test it. Copy the webhook URL provided and use a tool like cURL or Postman to simulate a request from the service you want to connect with. After sending the data, return to make.com to verify that the input has been received. This helps confirm that your setup is correct.

Step 5: Use the Data

When using webhooks, you have the added benefit of being able to capture incoming data. In your scenario flow, you can now add modules that process this data according to your needs, whether it’s to add it to a spreadsheet, send a notification, or any other action supported by make.com.

Step 6: Response Configuration (optional)

Depending on your needs, you might want to respond to the incoming webhook. In make.com, you can configure the webhook to send a response back to the calling service. This is useful for acknowledging that the data was received or for triggering an action on the other end.

Step 7: Activate Your Scenario

With your webhook configured and tested, it’s time to activate the scenario. Turn it on, and make.com will start listening for incoming requests from the service you’ve connected. From now on, any data sent to the webhook URL will trigger your scenario.

Conclusion

Integrating webhooks with make.com lets you connect and automate tasks between numerous online services with ease. Whether you're a business owner streamlining client onboarding or a developer automating repetitive tasks, webhooks in make.com can save you time and reduce the need for manual intervention.