Notifications and Flowdock

VSTS can post messages to your flow in Flowdock so everyone will know when code has been pushed or checked in, a build has finished, or a work item has been created or updated.

Set up a flow

  1. If you don't have a Flowdock account, get one here.

  2. In Flowdock, add a flow.

    Flowdock page, add icon

  3. Create the flow.

    Create a new flow

  4. Configure the flow.

    Configure the flow

  5. Go to the flow's administration page.

    Administer the flow's inbox sources

  6. Get the API token.

    Copy the API token

Use a service hook to push messages

  1. Go to your VSTS project service hooks page: https://{account_name}{project_name}/_apps/hub/ms.vss-servicehooks-web.manageServiceHooks-project

    Project administration page

    Click Create Subscription.

  2. Choose Flowdock

    Flowdock selected in the service dialog box

  3. Configure the VSTS event that will push a message to Flowdock.

    Configure event

  4. Tell Flowdock what action to take.

    Configure action

  5. Test the service hook subscription and finish the wizard.

    Test it

Now messages will be posted to your flow in Flowdock.

Messages appear in flow


VSTS doesn't charge for the framework for integrating with external services. Check out the specific service's site for pricing related to their services.

Q & A

Q: Can I programmatically create subscriptions?

A: Yes, see details here.

Q: Where can I get more information about Flowdock?

A: At