# Webhooks connector
Webhooks are notifications sent out by an application to a target URL as soon as an event happens. Typically, you can define specific events you wish to receive notifications for.
For example, you can choose to build a webhook trigger that notifies when 'Urgent' tickets are created (which sends out an SMS to the corresponding account manager). This ensures urgent tickets are responded to in a timely fashion.
This connector does not require a connection.
The Workato webhooks gateway listens to all events. When an event is received, the gateway will direct this to the appropriate recipe. This trigger event will result in a job and execute the actions in that recipe.