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Send SMS with Twilio APIon New or Modified Folders from Google Drive API

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New or Modified Folders from the Google Drive API
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Send SMS with the Twilio API
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Getting Started

This integration creates a workflow with a Google Drive trigger and Twilio action. When you configure and deploy the workflow, it will run on Pipedream's servers 24x7 for free.

  1. Select this integration
  2. Configure the New or Modified Folders trigger
    1. Connect your Google Drive account
    2. Select a Drive
    3. Optional- Configure Watch for changes to file properties
    4. Configure Push notification renewal schedule
  3. Configure the Send SMS action
    1. Connect your Twilio account
    2. Select a From
    3. Configure To
    4. Configure Message Body
  4. Deploy the workflow
  5. Send a test event to validate your setup
  6. Turn on the trigger


This integration uses pre-built, open source components from Pipedream's GitHub repo. These components are developed by Pipedream and the community, and verified and maintained by Pipedream.

To contribute an update to an existing component or create a new component, create a PR on GitHub. If you're new to Pipedream component development, you can start with quickstarts for trigger span and action development, and then review the component API reference.


Description:Emits a new event any time any folder in your linked Google Drive is added, modified, or deleted

Trigger Code

// This source processes changes to any files in a user's Google Drive,
// implementing strategy enumerated in the Push Notifications API docs:
// https://developers.google.com/drive/api/v3/push and here:
// https://developers.google.com/drive/api/v3/manage-changes
// This source has two interfaces:
// 1) The HTTP requests tied to changes in the user's Google Drive
// 2) A timer that runs on regular intervals, renewing the notification channel as needed

const common = require("../common-webhook.js");
const {
} = require("../../constants");

module.exports = {
  key: "google_drive-new-or-modified-folders",
  name: "New or Modified Folders",
    "Emits a new event any time any folder in your linked Google Drive is added, modified, or deleted",
  version: "0.0.3",
  type: "source",
  // Dedupe events based on the "x-goog-message-number" header for the target channel:
  // https://developers.google.com/drive/api/v3/push#making-watch-requests
  dedupe: "unique",
  methods: {
    _getLastModifiedTimeForFile(fileId) {
      return this.db.get(fileId);
    _setModifiedTimeForFile(fileId, modifiedTime) {
      this.db.set(fileId, modifiedTime);
    getUpdateTypes() {
      return [
    generateMeta(data, ts) {
      const {
        id: fileId,
        name: summary,
      } = data;
      return {
        id: `${fileId}-${ts}`,
    async processChanges(changedFiles, headers) {
      const files = changedFiles.filter(
        // API docs that define Google Drive folders:
        // https://developers.google.com/drive/api/v3/folder
        (file) => file.mimeType === "application/vnd.google-apps.folder",

      for (const file of files) {
        // The changelog is updated each time a folder is opened. Check the
        // folder's `modifiedTime` to see if the folder has been modified.
        const fileInfo = await this.googleDrive.getFile(file.id);

        const lastModifiedTimeForFile = this._getLastModifiedTimeForFile(file.id);
        const modifiedTime = Date.parse(fileInfo.modifiedTime);
        if (lastModifiedTimeForFile == modifiedTime) continue;

        const eventToEmit = {
          change: {
            state: headers["x-goog-resource-state"],
            resourceURI: headers["x-goog-resource-uri"],
            changed: headers["x-goog-changed"], // "Additional details about the changes. Possible values: content, parents, children, permissions"
        const meta = this.generateMeta(file, modifiedTime);
        this.$emit(eventToEmit, meta);

        this._setModifiedTimeForFile(file.id, modifiedTime);

Trigger Configuration

This component may be configured based on the props defined in the component code. Pipedream automatically prompts for input values in the UI and CLI.
Google DrivegoogleDriveappThis component uses the Google Drive app.
N/Adb$.service.dbThis component uses $.service.db to maintain state between component invocations.
N/Ahttp$.interface.httpThis component uses $.interface.http to generate a unique URL when the component is first instantiated. Each request to the URL will trigger the run() method of the component.
DrivedrivestringSelect a value from the drop down menu.
Watch for changes to file propertieswatchForPropertiesChangesboolean

Watch for changes to file properties
in addition to changes to content. Defaults to false, watching for only changes to content.

Push notification renewal scheduletimer$.interface.timer

The Google Drive API requires occasional renewal of push notification subscriptions. This runs in the background, so you should not need to modify this schedule.

Trigger Authentication

Google Drive uses OAuth authentication. When you connect your Google Drive account, Pipedream will open a popup window where you can sign into Google Drive and grant Pipedream permission to connect to your account. Pipedream securely stores and automatically refreshes the OAuth tokens so you can easily authenticate any Google Drive API.

Pipedream requests the following authorization scopes when you connect your account:


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Description:Send a simple text-only SMS.

Action Code

// Read the Twilio docs at https://www.twilio.com/docs/sms/api/message-resource#create-a-message-resource
const twilio = require("../../twilio.app.js");
const { phone } = require("phone");

module.exports = {
  key: "twilio-send-sms",
  name: "Send SMS",
  description: "Send a simple text-only SMS.",
  type: "action",
  version: "0.0.4",
  props: {
    from: {
      propDefinition: [
    to: {
      propDefinition: [
    body: {
      propDefinition: [
  async run() {
    // Parse the given number into its E.164 equivalent
    // The E.164 phone number will be included in the first element
    // of the array, but the array will be empty if parsing fails.
    // See https://www.npmjs.com/package/phone
    const toParsed = phone(this.to);
    if (!toParsed || !toParsed.phoneNumber) {
      throw new Error(`Phone number ${this.to} couldn't be parsed as a valid number.`);

    const data = {
      to: toParsed.phoneNumber,
      from: this.from,
      body: this.body,

    return await this.twilio.getClient().messages.create(data);

Action Configuration

This component may be configured based on the props defined in the component code. Pipedream automatically prompts for input values in the UI.

TwiliotwilioappThis component uses the Twilio app.
FromfromstringSelect a value from the drop down menu.

The destination phone number in E.164 format. Format with a + and country code (e.g., +16175551212).

Message Bodybodystring

The text of the message you want to send, limited to 1600 characters.

Action Authentication

Twilio uses API keys for authentication. When you connect your Twilio account, Pipedream securely stores the keys so you can easily authenticate to Twilio APIs in both code and no-code steps.

In Twilio, create an API key. There are two types of keys: Master and Standard. You'll need a Master key to interact with certain API endpoints, like /Accounts. If you don't need to interact with those endpoints, you can use a Standard key.

Once created, you'll receive an Sid and Secret here that you should enter in the corresponding fields below.

Then, in your Twilio Dashboard, you'll see your Account SID listed near the top. This is required for certain API operations. Enter that in the AccountSid field below.

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Return data from any step to inspect it in a human-friendly way and reference the data in future steps via the steps object.