Updated: 08.01.2021, by: Jesper Jakobsen
Estimated time to read: 6 - 7 mins.
This article is a step-by-step guide that you can use when building automations that you would like to have triggered when you send a message. It is advised to keep automations simple and not too long.
Create an automation that starts when you send a message
Go to automation and click 'create automation'. Type in a name.
If you do not yet have an automation created you can create one by going to automations on the left hand side of the screen and selecting create automation:
Choose what should start the automation
Double click the green start button to the left
Choose 'message sent' from the drop-down and save
Click the 'double arrow' icon at the top right of the screen
Put a tick in the box next to the message you wish should trigger the automation when it has been sent. If you haven't created the message yet, you can do it afterwards
Insert and connecting actions
Drag and drop a 'new action' from the top left to the page
Connect the 'start button' and the new actions
Add rules between actions
Double click on 'rules' and set the type:
All quizzes done
Time delay - specify time delay
Media played - set specifications
Contact group membership - select group
Contact has tags - add the tag
Is custom contact field - add from drop down
Is insight field - set specifications
Choose which task the action should perform
Double click the 'action' button
Select 'send message' from the drop-down
Select the message you wish to be sent when a contact reaches this action
Now we have created an automation that starts when someone receives a message, it could also be triggered by a new contact, created through the contact module. You can add as many new actions that you wish, in order to do more with your automation. You can also add group membership rules to create several flows that differentiate between which messages your contacts should receive.
If you are experiencing problems with your automation, please check our automation troubleshooting guide.
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