How to Use Mailchimp Directly with ManyChat (Without Zapier)
ManyChat has recently released the ability to integrate with Mailchimp directly through the ManyChat platform. Before this you had to use Zapier and had to build an advanced work around to generate a new subscriber or update a subscriber from Facebook messenger to Mailchimp.
We are going to run through a quickest way to implement this new feature which is still in BETA
Settings -> Integrations -> Scroll to Mailchimp
Click Connect MailChimp Account -> Login via prompt
Select an account (applicable for MailChimp agency partners) -> Connection successful
When you start a flow next time you will do the following to connect your subscribers correctly directly from ManyChat to MailChimp.
Select User Input ->
Enter a question -> Eg. What is your email?
-> Click on the message or Free keyboard input to bring up Edit User Input -> Select Reply Type as ‘EMAIL’.
-> Select Save Response to Custom Field as you wish we have chosen Email -> Click Perform Actions at the bottom
-> After the action is populated click it again to select the option you wish to use.
-> Click + Action -> Scroll to you see Mailchimp Actions
-> Click MailChimp Actions -> Click Select Action
-> Wait for window to open
-> Select MailChimp: Add Subscriber to a List
-> Select Mailchimp List -> Save
Once complete your flow action should like this:
This is a quick and great alternative to using the current Zapier way.