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Getting Started with Webhooks

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Quick Start

Currently we offer transactions webhooks — account change webhooks are coming soon!
Helius lets you interact with webhooks in three ways.
The easiest (and most fun) way to interact with Helius webhooks is to use the offical SDK:
The SDK contains abstractions to enhance what webhooks have to offer, including the ability to create collection webhooks (i.e., a webhook that tracks all the NFTs within an NFT collection)!

Helius REST API

If you're not working with Typescript or Javascript, you'll need to interact with our webhooks through REST:

Helius UI

If you'd rather not bother with code and want additional methods for viewing logs and sending test webhook events, the Helius UI is what you need. The UI can be accessed at dev.helius.xyz.

Example Uses

  • Bots
    • When an NFT is listed on marketplace X, trigger an "nft buy" action.
    • When a margin position is unhealthy, trigger a "liquidation" action.
  • Monitoring & Alerts
    • When a program emits a certain log, trigger PagerDuty integration.
    • When a token account balance changes by more than X%, use Dialect to communicate a warning action.
  • Event-driven Indexing
    • When any transaction occurs for a given program, send it directly to your database or backend.
  • Notifications & Activity Tracking
    • When a transfer occurs from wallet X to wallet Y — send a Slack notification or email.
  • Analytics & Logs
    • When event X happens, send it to an ETL pipeline or persist it directly on Helius to view trends over time.
  • Workflow Automation
    • When event X happens, trigger any set of actions.