Are you tired of searching through your WhatsApp messages for that one photo or important document? With our guide, you can simplify your life by storing all your WhatsApp attachments in Google Drive. Say goodbye to cluttered chats and hello to easy access and organization. Keep reading to learn how to make your digital life more streamlined and efficient.
You can save the files you receive in WhatsApp chats to your Google Drive. If there isn’t already a folder with the contact’s name, we’ll create one for you. Then, we’ll check if there are any files and folders as we go along, and we’ll place each file in the correct folder. This way, everything stays organized.
1. Under “Choose A Trigger”, Click On The “When This Happens…” Dropdown Button
2. Type “New received message”
3. Click on New Received Message
4. Under “Choose an Action”, click on the “automatically do this” dropdown button and select any of the Google Drive action.
The reason for this is that the “Find a folder in Google Drive” is not action but a search function on landing page. No worries! We’ll be able to edit this one later.
5. For this one, I’ve chosen “Copy File”. Click “Copy File”.
6. Click on Connect My Apps
7. Click on Open New Received Message in TimelinesAI
8. A new window will open allowing you to enter your TimelinesAI Token.
9. Click on Add a step
10. Click on Filter…
11. Click on Choose field…
12. Click on “Go complete this step”
13. You’ll then be redirected to the “New received message in TimelinesAI”. From there, click on Account.
14. Click on Test trigger
15. Click on Continue with selected record
16. You’ll then be redirected to Filter setup & testing. From there, click on “Choose field…”
17. Type “Attachment URL”
18. Click on “Choose condition…”
19. Click on “(Boolean) Is true”
20. Click on “Continue”
21. Click on Open Copy File in Google Drive
This is the part where we’ll change the “Copy File in Google Drive” to “Find a Folder”.
22. Click on App & event
23. Type “Find a folder”
24. Click on Find a Folder…
After doing so, your Action will now be changed from “Copy a File” to “Find a Folder”
25. Simultaneously, open a New tab on your browser and head to “Google Drive”.
26. Click on New
27. Click on New folder
28. For this one, we’ll be using “Aijan” as our sample user. Proceed by typing “Aijan”
29. Click on Create
30. Afterward, go back to your zapier tab and click on Action
31. Select Folder Name, required and Type in “Aijan”
This is the for the zap platform to find the folder we created earlier on Google Drive entitled “Aijan”.
32. Click on Choose value…
33. Under “Drive”, click on “Choose a value”
34. Select “My Google Drive”
35. Click on Continue
36. Click on Add a step
37. Click on Path…
38. Click on Open Path rules for Path A
39. Click on Choose field…
40. Click on 3. Find a Folder in Google Drive
41. Click on “Title Aijan”
42. Click on Choose condition…
43. Click on (Boolean) Is true
44. Click on Continue
45. Click on “6. Action”
46. Type “Google Drive”
47. Click on Google Drive
48. Type “Upload File”
49. Click on Upload File…
50. Click on Continue
51. Click on Action
52. Click on Choose value…
53. Click on My Google Drive
54. Under “Folder” select the user’s folder you created earlier at Google Drive. For this one we’ll be selecting Aijan.
55. Click on “File”
56. Click on “1. New Received Message in TimelinesAI”
57. Click on “Chat Name Aijan”
58. Click on Continue
59. Click on Test step
60. After testing the step, go back to your Google Drive, and click on the user’s folder. In this case its “Aijan”.
61. You can now verify that the attachment of Aijan has been moved/integrated to your Google Drive.
62. Now, let’s proceed in configuring Path B. To do this, go back to Zapier and click on “Path rules for Path B”
63. Click on Choose field…
64. Click on “3. Find a Folder in Google Drive”
65. Click on “Title Aijan”
66. Click on “Choose condition…”
67. Click on “(Boolean) Is false”
This condition will allows us to create a new folder.
68. Click on Continue
69. Click on Continue
70. Type “Google Drive”
71. Click on “Google Drive”
72. Click on “Google Drive”
73. Type “Create Folder”
74. Click on “Create Folder…”
75. Click on Continue
76. Click on Action
77. Under drive, click on Choose value…
78. Click on “My Google Drive”
79. Click on Folder Name, required
80. Select Folder Name, required
Penny is a sample user that I’ve created to present another sample user.
81. Click on Test
82. Click on Test step
83. After testing the step, go back to your Google Drive, and click on the user’s folder. In this case its “Penny”.
We can successfully say that a new folder was created by testing the Zap command we did above.
84. Next off, we’ll go back to Zapier and duplicate the Upload file action we create earlier. To do this click on “Toggle step menu for Upload File in Google Drive”
85. Click on Duplicate
86. Drag highlighted element
87. Click on Open Copy: Upload File in Google Drive
88. You can proceed renaming this step to avoid any confusion on your end. To do so, click on the Pen icon beside the title “Copy: Upload File in Google Drive”
This will allow you to edit the current saved name of the zap.
89. Type “Upload File in Google Drive”
90. Click on Continue
91. Click on Action
92. Under drive, click on Choose value…
93. Click on “My Google Drive”
94. Click on File, required
95. Click on 1. New Received Message in TimelinesAI
96. Click on Attachment Filename attachment.jpg…
This “Attachment Filename attachment.jpg…” file is a sample only that will represent our sample user, Penny.
97. Click on Continue
98. Click on Test step
99. After testing the step, go back to your Google Drive, and click on the user’s folder. In this case its “Penny”.
100. Click on Penny…
101. Click on “attachment.j … .txt…”
You can now verify that the “Attachment Filename attachment.jpg…” has been moved/integrated to your Google Drive folder under “Penny”.
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