Delay

Delay Integrations

Delay Integration Details

Launched on Zapier January 29, 2016

Zapier combines Triggers (like "New Subscriber") and Actions (like "Delay Until") to complete an action in one app when a trigger occurs in another app. These combos—called "Zaps"—complete your tasks automatically.

The following Delay Triggers, Searches, and Actions are supported by Zapier:

Delay Until

Waits to run your Actions until a date or time that you choose.

Delay For

Waits for a set amount of time before completing your Actions.

Delay After Queue

Waits for a set amount of time after the last delay in a given queue. Used to deal with race conditions and rate-limiting. Learn More

  • Update Slack status during new Google Calendar events

    Sometimes there's no time to let the team know you're busy during back to back calls. Zapier can help ensure your Slack status is up to date during your next meeting—or whatever event—once you set up this automation. From then on, Zapier will set your Slack status to indicate you're busy 5 minutes before the Google Calendar event starts, and set a new status once it ends, saving you from the trouble of awkwardly trying to tell the team you can't get back to them at the moment.

    Note: The lead time before setting a status can be customized to any amount of time you want - 5 mins, an hour, or more

    How this Google Calendar-Slack integration works

    1. A new event is about to start on Google Calendar
    2. Zapier sets a Slack status for you at the pre-defined time before the event begins
    3. Zapier then waits until the event is over on Google Calendar
    4. Lastly, Zapier will either set a new Slack status or clear out your previously set status

    Apps involved

    • Google Calendar
    • Slack
    • Delay by Zapier
  • Export completed iAuditor audits and upload to a Google Drive folder

    Use this automation to simplify the administration of managing completed audits. After you set it up, audit reports will be automatically exported, minimising the time spent administering completed audits in your file management system. The conducted audit will simply appear in your designated cloud storage system, leaving you more time to focus on the important work at hand.

    How this iAuditor by SafetyCulture-Google Drive integration works

    1. A new audit is completed in iAuditor by SafetyCulture
    2. Zapier creates a PDF or Word Document from the Audit via iAuditor by SafetyCulture
    3. A delay of 10 minutes via Delay by Zapier is needed to ensure SafetyCulture has enough time to fully generate the Audit Report.
    4. Zapier retrieves the prepared audit report
    5. Zapier uploads the audit report to a designated Google Drive folder

    Apps involved

    • iAuditor by SafetyCulture
    • Delay by Zapier
    • Google Drive
  • Export completed iAuditor audits and send via Gmail

    Use this automation to simplify the administration of managing completed audits. After you set it up, audit reports will be automatically exported, minimising the time spent administering and emailing completed audits. The conducted audit will simply attach to an email and send by Gmail.

    How this iAuditor by SafetyCulture-Gmail integration works

    1. A new audit is completed in iAuditor by SafetyCulture
    2. Zapier creates a PDF or Word Document from the Audit via iAuditor by SafetyCulture
    3. A delay of 10 minutes via Delay by Zapier is needed to ensure SafetyCulture has enough time to fully generate the Audit Report.
    4. Zapier retrieves the prepared audit report
    5. Zapier attaches the audit report to a new email and sends via Gmail

    Apps involved

    • iAuditor by SafetyCulture
    • Delay by Zapier
    • Gmail
  • Export completed iAuditor audits and upload to a Dropbox folder

    Use this automation to simplify the administration of managing completed Audits. After you set it up, audit reports will be automatically exported, minimising the time spent administering completed audits in your file management system. The conducted audit will simply appear in your designated cloud storage system, leaving you more time to focus on the important work at hand.

    How this iAuditor by SafetyCulture-Dropbox Zap works

    1. A new audit is completed in iAuditor by SafetyCulture
    2. Zapier creates a PDF or Word Document from the Audit via iAuditor by SafetyCulture
    3. A delay of 10 minutes via Delay by Zapier is needed to ensure SafetyCulture has enough time to fully generate the Audit Report.
    4. Zapier retrieves the prepared audit report
    5. Zapier uploads the audit report to a designated Dropbox folder

    Apps involved

    • iAuditor by SafetyCulture
    • Delay by Zapier
    • Dropbox
  • Export completed iAuditor audits and upload to a OneDrive folder

    Use this automation to simplify the administration of managing completed audits. After you set it up, audit reports will be automatically exported, minimising the time spent administering completed audits in your file management system. The conducted audit will simply appear in your designated cloud storage system, leaving you more time to focus on the important work at hand.

    How this iAuditor by SafetyCulture-OneDrive integration works

    1. A new audit is completed in iAuditor by SafetyCulture
    2. Zapier creates a PDF or Word Document from the Audit via iAuditor by SafetyCulture
    3. A delay of 10 minutes via Delay by Zapier is needed to ensure SafetyCulture has enough time to fully generate the Audit Report.
    4. Zapier retrieves the prepared audit report
    5. Zapier uploads the audit report to a designated OneDrive folder

    Apps involved

    • iAuditor by SafetyCulture
    • Delay by Zapier
    • OneDrive
  • Send delayed emails through Gmail from new Typeform responses

    Do you find yourself writing out emails for every Typeform response you receive? It turns out you don't have to! Zapier can do all that work for you. When new responses from Typeform come in, Zapier will send off an email (that you only need to write once) after a specified amount of time.

    How this integration works

    1. New Typeform responses come in.
    2. Zapier delays your email send (in step 3) by a specific amount of time.
    3. After the delay, Zapier sends the email through Gmail.

    Apps involved

    • Typeform
    • Delay by Zapier
    • Gmail
  • Export completed iAuditor audits and upload to a Box folder

    Use this automation to simplify the administration of managing completed audits. After you set it up, audit reports will be automatically exported, minimising the time spent administering completed audits in your file management system. The conducted audit will simply appear in your designated cloud storage system, leaving you more time to focus on the important work at hand.

    How this iAuditor by SafetyCulture-Box integration works

    1. A new audit is completed in iAuditor by SafetyCulture
    2. Zapier creates a PDF or Word Document from the Audit via iAuditor by SafetyCulture
    3. A delay of 10 minutes via Delay by Zapier is needed to ensure SafetyCulture has enough time to fully generate the Audit Report.
    4. Zapier retrieves the prepared audit report
    5. Zapier uploads the audit report to a designated Box folder

    Apps involved

    • iAuditor by SafetyCulture
    • Delay by Zapier
    • Box
  • Add tasks to MeisterTask from a Google Sheets spreadsheet after a delay

    Want to get tasks added to your to-do list right when they're due? Zapier can do that for you with its Delay action. Just list your tasks in Google Sheets, and add the due date to the delay step. Then, after the delay, Zapier will add the task to MeisterTask right when you need to do it.

    Learn more about how to use this workflow with our SMART workflow guide.

    How this Google Sheets-MeisterTask integration works

    1. A new row is added to your Google Sheets spreadsheet
    2. Zapier will wait for the delay that you add
    3. Then it'll add your task to MeisterTask

    Apps involved

    • MeisterTask
    • Google Sheets
    • Zapier Delay
  • Send yourself an SMS after a delay

    Need a quick way to remind yourself about something in 15 minutes? Zapier's Chrome extension, delay, and SMS tool let you get notified whenever you need. Just set up this Zap, and set how long you want to delay. Then, enter the text you want to send in the Zapier Chrome Extension, and Zapier will text it to you after your time is up. It's a great way to set a quick timer right from your browser, one that'll go with you even if you leave the office.

    How this Zapier SMS integration works

    1. Add a message to Zapier's Chrome extension
    2. Zapier waits until your delay is finished
    3. Then Zapier sends you an SMS message with your text

    Apps involved

    • Zapier's Chrome Extension
    • Your phone number
  • Add tasks to Todoist from a Google Sheets spreadsheet after a delay

    Tasks need done at a specific time—so wait until the tasks need done to add them to your to-do? Zapier can do that for you with its Delay action. Just list your tasks in Google Sheets, and add the due date to the delay step. Then, after the delay, Zapier will add the task to Todoist right when you need to do it.

    Learn more about how to use this workflow with our SMART workflow guide.

    How this Google Sheets-Todoist integration works

    1. A new row is added to your Google Sheets spreadsheet
    2. Zapier will wait for the delay that you add
    3. Then it'll add your task to Todoist

    Apps involved

    • Todoist
    • Google Sheets
    • Zapier Delay
  • Tweet new Flickr photos a week after their added

    Want to share your Flickr photos on Twitter again a week after they were initially added? Once activated, this integration will post your new Flick photos on Twitter one week after they were initially added. That way, you don't need to remind yourself to post them again.

    How this Flickr-Delay by Zapier-Twitter integration works

    1. A new photo is added to Flickr
    2. Zapier waits one week then posts it to Twitter

    Apps involved

    • Flickr
    • Delay by Zapier
    • Twitter
  • Add tasks to Wunderlist from a Google Sheets spreadsheet after a delay

    Want your new tasks added to Wunderlist when they actually need done? Zapier can do that for you with its Delay action. Just list your tasks in Google Sheets, and add the due date to the delay step. Then, after the delay, Zapier will add the task to Wunderlist right when you need to do it.

    Learn more about how to use this workflow with our SMART workflow guide.

    How this Google Sheets-Wunderlist integration works

    1. A new row is added to your Google Sheets spreadsheet
    2. Zapier will wait for the delay that you add
    3. Then it'll add your task to Wunderlist

    Apps involved

    • Wunderlist
    • Google Sheets
    • Zapier Delay
  • Get Slack reminders on a delay after completing Asana tasks

    This workflow is especially helpful for content managers looking to be reminded to re-share evergreen content. After you set it up, whenever you mark a task in Asana as complete, Zapier will wait a certain amount of time that you designate and then message you on Slack when it's time to re-share the content.

    How this Asana-Delay by Zapier-Slack integration works

    1. A task is completed in an Asana project
    2. A period of time that you set passes
    3. Zapier posts a Slack message

    Apps involved

    • Asana
    • Delay by Zapier
    • Slack
  • Get a Pushover notification after a delay

    Pushover is a simple way to notify yourself—but when you need to remind yourself of something, chances are you don't need the reminder right now. This Zap can help. Just enter your message in the Zapier Chrome extension, and Zapier will wait as long as you'd like before sending you the message. It's a handy way to make sure you don't forget anything.

    How this Zapier-Pushover integration works

    1. Add a message to Zapier's Chrome extension
    2. Zapier waits until your delay is finished
    3. Then Zapier sends the message with Pushover

    Apps involved

    • Zapier's Chrome Extension
    • Pushover
  • Send yourself a delayed reminder in Pushover via a Google Chrome Extension

    Never let something slip your mind again. This Zap lets you manually input some text, then reminds you about it later via a Pushover notification. It's like a totally custom personal assistant.

    How this Push-Delay-Pushover integration works

    1. You input some text
    2. Zapier holds onto that text for a set amount of time
    3. You receive a notification containing that text in Pushover

    Apps involved

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    Get email notifications when Tend contacts abandon a checkout process or form

    Prospective customers or leads on the verge of completing a form are valuable, but it's not usually information you have at your fingertips. After you set up this Zapier automation, whenever someone leaves before completing a form or a checkout process on your website, you'll get an email notification. That way, you can follow up with them, see if they need help, or send them an offer to increase conversions.

    How this Tend-Email by Zapier integration works

    1. A Tend contact visits a page or enters their email in a form field
    2. Email by Zapier emails you when they meet the conditions you set

    Apps involved

    • Tend
    • Email by Zapier
  • Tweet new Google Slides presentations the following day

    No one's going to see your work if you don't share it. We can help spread the word. Once you've activated this automation, it will react whenever you create a new presentation on Google Slides, waiting 24 hours (customizable), and posting on Twitter about it once you've had time to complete it.

    How this Google Slides-Twitter integration works

    1. You create a new presentation on Google Slides
    2. Zapier waits for 24 hours
    3. Zapier posts a link to it on Twitter

    Apps involved

    • Google Slides
    • Twitter
  • Create Nearby Now checkins and request reviews from new Freshdesk tickets (on a delay)

    Did you know your help desk tickets can contribute to your local SEO rankings? They can if you use this Zapier automation. After you set it up, every time a ticket is created in Freshdesk, a Nearby Now checkin will be created and the customer will be sent a request for a review. Automatically delay the request for a few days so get a true review of their experience. You can even go a step further and curate top reviews by adding a filter step to look for words like "Great" or "Wow". That way, you'll be encouraging positive reviews from the customers who are happiest.

    How this Freshdesk-Nearby Now integration works

    1. A Freshdesk ticket is created
    2. After a period of time, Zapier creates a new checkin on Nearby Now and sends that customer a request for a review

    Apps involved

    • Freshdesk
    • Delay by Zapier
    • Nearby Now
  • Get a Slack direct message after a delay

    You're focused on your work, but something else comes up that needs done. Instead of worrying about that right now, just use this Zap to remind you. Enter your task or notification into Zapier's Chrome extension, and Zapier will wait and then send you the notification in Slack after the time you specify. It's an easy way to keep you from forgetting stuff without having to lose focus on what you're working on now.

    How this Zapier-Pushover integration works

    1. Add a message to Zapier's Chrome extension
    2. Zapier waits until your delay is finished
    3. Then Zapier sends the Slack direct message

    Apps involved

    • Zapier's Chrome Extension
    • Slack
  • Send scheduled emails to new members after they join your MemberSpace plan(s)

    Are you manually sending emails to your members to remind them about upcoming subscription renewals or plan expirations? This Zapier automation allows you to send an email to your member on whatever schedule you choose (e.g. 3 days after sign up or 3 months after sign up). You'll never have to remember to send these emails yourself again.

    How this MemberSpace-Delay by Zapier-Email integration works

    1. a member signs up for one of your Membership Plans in MemberSpace
    2. Delay an email being sent for X amount of time
    3. Send an outbound email via Zapier to your member

    Apps involved

    • MemberSpace
    • Delay by Zapier
    • Email by Zapier
  • Archive Trello cards after a set amount of time passes

    Tired of archiving old cards in your 'Done' list in Trello? Let Zapier automatically archive them after a day, week, month—whatever amount of time you need. This Zap will keep your Trello board clutter-free and clear of old cards.

    How this Trello-Trello integration works:

    1. A card is moved to a new Trello list
    2. After a set amount of time, the card is archived

    Apps involved

    • Trello
    • Delay by Zapier
    • Trello
  • Add and update Strava activities as rows in Google Sheets (Multi-step Zap)

    This Zapier integration will get newly posted Strava activities, then check for updates after a delay you choose (1 hour is the default) and add this combined data as a row to Google Sheets. It includes all of the standard initial activity details like pace/mileage/elevation/heart rate and time (in both metric and US/imperial) plus the additional information you get in an update, including your activity segments, kudos and gear. A Google Sheet Template is also provided.

    How this Strava-Delay by Zapier-Google Sheets integration works

    1. A new activity is posted to Strava
    2. Delay by Zapier delays for your chosen time
    3. Zapier gets an update for this activity from Strava
    4. Zapier adds this updated activity as a row in Google Sheets

    Apps involved

    • Strava
    • Delay by Zapier
    • Google Sheets

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