What is a webhook and how to use it?

Introducing Webhooks - Send your content anywhere you want after capture

With CloudApp, it's easy to create a video, GIF or annotated screenshot, especially with keyboard shortcuts. But then, what can you do with this content after it’s been saved and uploaded?

Your life and team collaboration just got easier with Webhooks

So what exactly is a webhook? A webhook is a way for an app to provide other applications with real-time information. In our case once you add your webhook url under your account settings we will send real-time information for these events:

  • drop created
  • drop viewed
  • drop shared
  • drop deleted

1. By visiting /customize under your account settings, you can now:

- Send webhooks (!!), wherever you’d like

2. You’ll need to add a webhook URL, which you can get by creating a new ‘Zap’ in Zapier called ‘Catch Hook’

3. After you copy the webhook URL and save it into CloudApp, test to make sure that the webhook is sent correctly from CloudApp to Zapier

4. Now that you’re connected and are successfully sending Webhooks, it’s time to upload your content to Dropbox! Add the Dropbox Zap for ‘Upload File’ and make sure to choose the option for direct_link_url in the ‘File’ step to upload the direct link

And that's it! You can now create Webhooks and share wherever you’d like. This is the first version of Webhooks. Let us know in the comments what you would like to see in upcoming versions. We plan to have a direct Zapier integration soon!
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