Webhook as Trigger

In simple terms, a webhook is a way for one application to send real-time data to another application as soon as an event occurs. Think of it like a notification system. When something happens in one application, a signal is sent to another application, letting it know about the event. By using a webhook you can send data from any external application to viaSocket. Webhook acts as a trigger which triggers the whole flow every time a request is made to its URL.


The "Webhook" feature in viaSocket is a powerful tool that enables you to seamlessly trigger workflows, providing instant automation.

Step by step guide on how to trigger your workflow using Webhooks in viaSocket

Real-Time Responsiveness

Webhooks provide real-time responsiveness by allowing external systems or applications to notify viaSocket immediately when an event occurs. This eliminates the need to rely on scheduled intervals or manual triggers, ensuring that your workflows leap into action instantly.

📌 For example, let's say you have an e-commerce website, and you want to trigger a workflow in viaSocket whenever a new order is placed. By integrating a webhook, viaSocket can be notified instantly when the order is submitted, allowing your workflow to process the order without delay.

Copy Webhook URL and Save

Once you've added the Webhook block to your workflow, copy the generated webhook URL and save it. This URL acts as the endpoint that external systems or applications will use to trigger your workflow.


Link Webhook URL to External Platforms

Finally, link this webhook URL to any external platforms, applications, or services and set up events which will act as triggers for your workflows. This ensures that whenever the specified event occurs, viaSocket will be notified and your workflow will be triggered.

📌 For example, if you're using a CRM platform to manage customer interactions, you can configure the platform to send a webhook request to the URL provided by viaSocket whenever a new lead is created. This will automatically trigger your viaSocket workflow to process the new lead information.

Test your webhook

You can view the incoming webhook data from your app. Refresh to view the updated data.


In summary, the Webhook feature in viaSocket provides a direct link to triggering workflows effortlessly, enabling real-time automation. By following simple integration steps, you can seamlessly connect external systems or applications to viaSocket and ensure that your workflows respond instantly to relevant events.