Using webhooks to turn Watch RSS module from polling to instant trigger?


I’m using watch RSS module as the first module in my scenario using this link:

My scenario works but it needs to run on a schedule. Is there a way to trigger the scenario instantly when a new RSS is published using webhooks or other modules?

This is the beginning of my scenario:

Thank you for your input :slight_smile:

That’s not how RSS feed works. RSS feeds cannot be “instant”, because they are just a document on the internet.

This is because the module is a POLLING trigger, and not an INSTANT (Webhook) trigger.

There are two main types of triggers, Polling (scheduled), and Instant (webhooks). Polling triggers can only run on a schedule. Instant triggers can be run as soon as data is received by the webhook.

Polling means Make checks external service for changes (pull changes to Make).
Webhook (instant) triggers means external service calls Make when there are new changes (push changes to Make).

The module you are using does not push changes — it’s basically a API request that Make has to occasionally “call” to fetch the latest changes/items.

To find out more on the different types of Trigger modules, see refer to Types of Modules and Webhooks sections of the Make help center.

See if your external service has an “Instant” or “Webhook” trigger in Make. If not, check if the third-party service has a feature that can send out a webhooks when content is created/updated - and then you can point it to a “Custom Webhook” trigger in your scenario.

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