This is a preivew of the Sinch Zap app.
- A Sinch account. (If you are in the United States, you also need a free test phone number.)
- A Zapier Acccount, If you don’t have one, you can create a Zapier account here
If you already have them you can jumpt to Using Sinch as a Zapier Trigger
Click on activate
To use the number with the REST API select REST and click Get Free number.
To get started with the Sinch app, install the Sinch App on Zapier link.
Klick "Accept invite and build zap"
In this first example you will use the Sinch Trigger to fill out a Google Sheet everytime you receive an SMS to your Sinch number.
When creating a Zap, search for "Sinch" when choosing app and event.
Select “New SMS” as trigger, it will trigger on any new messages that is sent to your Sinch number.
The next step is to “Sign in to Sinch” where you will see a prompt asking you to fill out some fields. Find your Service Plan ID and API token in the Sinch dashboard.
Copy and paste your Service Plan ID and API Token into the Zapier prompt and continue.
It should now look something like this:
If you do not have any messages in your service plan, there won’t be any data to collect for Zap but you should see some samples, otherwise you will some of your old messages as samples.
Create a Google Sheet and add two headers columns: Phonenumber and Message
Next in your Zap, click continue and search for Google Sheets
Connect your account and select Create spreadsheet. Go thru all the steps and select the *Phonenumber column to have the From parameter from the Sinch Zap. Do the same for message.
Click test and review, In your Google sheet you will see a new row.
Click done editing and name your Zap.
Add a column to your Google Sheet and call it reply.
Click the + button in your Zapier dashboard to create a new Zap. In this Zap we are going to use the Google sheets as the Trigger. Search for Google sheets, Select the trigger New or updated spreadsheet row. Find your sheet by clicking thru the prompts and select reply as the trigger column.
Test and review, click on Do this and find Sinch 1.0.0, select New SMS as action and confirm your account.
What we are doing here is saying everytime you enter/update a reply in an existing row, send that reply to your the phonenumber we have in the first column.
Click test and review and you should have a sms to your phone sent to you.
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Updated about a month ago