Your Zaps are now shareable

Hannah Herman
Hannah Herman / October 8, 2020
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Wouldn't it be great if you could share your favorite Zap with your colleagues, clients, or friends and followers?

Today, we're excited to announce that you can!

Zap sharing is a simple way to share a copy of your favorite automated workflow with others who could use a productivity boost. And when you receive a shared Zap, you can set it up in just a few minutes—so you can start saving time right away. Here's how it works.

What does Zap sharing let me do?

When you share a Zap, you can unlock the power of productivity for others. If you've already taken the time to automate a process, share what you've created and save your coworkers or clients extra time.

For example, imagine everyone on your team needs to submit a monthly report. If you have a Zap for automating that process, you can share a copy with your teammates, so they can cut that button-pushing work out of their day. Zap sharing also helps you keep crucial work moving across your whole team—just share a copy of the Zap that handles your process, and your teammates can customize it to fit their own workflows.

You can also share a copy of a Zap with clients, so they can easily customize a version of your Zap for themselves. Sharing a Zap is a great way to deliver greater value to clients, help them be more efficient, and save time. And any Zap you share is an automation that they can implement in their business today, without having to start from scratch.

But you don't have to stop there: You can share a copy of a Zap with the wider world. You can post a link to your favorite Zap on Twitter, for example, so your followers can create a copy. Or you can feature several must-have marketing Zaps in your next blog post so your readers can easily put your advice into practice.

And if you receive a shared Zap, the possibilities are even broader. Once it's shared with you, just click the link. From there, we'll guide you through setting up an automated workflow that will save you time and reduce busywork. The best part? Most shared Zaps only take a couple of minutes to set up!

How do I share my Zaps?

To share a Zap, just follow these steps:

  • Open up the Zap you want to share and make sure it's turned on.
  • In the upper right of your screen, you'll see a Share button.
  • When you click that button, you'll see the sharing options for your Zap. Choose the option that allows anyone with a link to create a copy of the Zap.
  • Add a name and description to your Zap. Give it a name that tells people what it should be used for or what it does, and describe how they should go about setting it up. We'll auto-generate a name and description for you, but we encourage you to personalize it to better reflect your Zap!
  • Once your name and description are filled out, generate a link and copy it.
  • Share the link anywhere you want—like in an email, a social post, or your team's chat app. Anyone who clicks the link will be able to create a copy of your Zap from your template.

How do I use a shared Zap?

  • Open the shared Zap link. It will take you to a landing page that explains what the Zap does, how it works, and the kinds of problems it can solve.
  • Click the Try this Zap button at the top of the page.
  • Connect the app accounts you'll need in order for the Zap run. You'll also need to customize any steps that need a little more information, such as which channel you want to send chat notifications to.
  • Turn your Zap on and start enjoying more time for what matters most!

Still have questions about sharing your Zaps? Check out our Help documentation, and feel free to reach out to us if you get stuck.