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Zapier's newest product features: February 2023

From copying and pasting Zap steps to customizing advanced Zap settings, see what's new.

By Jessica Lau · February 22, 2023
Preview of Zapier's newest product features: copy and paste steps, and drag and drop Zaps.

At Zapier, we're on a mission to make automation work for everyone, but we understand that automation doesn't look the same for every person—or every team. That's why we're thrilled to announce our newest features that give customers (like you) the flexibility and ease to build and edit Zaps in a way that makes the most sense for your unique needs. 

From building complex Zaps faster with copy-and-paste steps to having the confidence that your automated workflows are running when and how you want with Advanced Zap Settings, now you have even more tools to create and manage your Zaps at scale. 

Read on to learn more about all the exciting features we launched this month. 

Copy and paste steps

Demonstration of a Zap being copied from one automated workflow and pasted at the end of another automated workflow.

Want to use the same step across multiple Zaps but don't have the time to build it over and over again? Or maybe you spotted an entire path branch in a teammate's shared Zap that would be perfect for the Zap you're building? Now you have the ability to copy and paste trigger and action steps—and paths!—from one Zap to another, allowing you to build complex Zaps even faster. 

Here's how: 

  1. Open the Zap with the step or path you want to copy. 

  2. In the editor, click Edit Zap

  3. Click the menu (...) next to the step or path you want to copy and select Copy. A notification window will appear, indicating your step or path has been copied to your clipboard. 

  4. Now open the Zap where you want to paste your step or path. 

  5. Click the menu (...) next to the step or path where you want to paste your copied step or path. Choose from one of two paste options: 

    1. Paste below: This will add the copied step or path below the selected step or path. Note: A path must be the last step of a Zap. This means if you copy a path to another Zap, it must be pasted at the end of the Zap.

    2. Paste to replace: This will replace the selected step or path with the copied step or path. Note: Zaps can only have one trigger. This means if you copy a trigger to another Zap that already has a trigger, you must replace the Zap's existing trigger. 

You may need to remove or replace any missing data in the pasted step or action and/or in later steps or actions in the Zap, but we'll give you a heads up if that's the case!

Ready to start building faster? Head to your Zaps to get started. 

Note: You may only copy and paste steps and paths from your own Zaps or from Zaps that have been shared with you by a user within the same Zapier account. If a shared Zap uses a private app or private app connection, you must have access to the private app or private app connection to copy its steps and paths. Learn more in our guide to copying and pasting steps and paths.

Advanced Zap Settings 

Demonstration in Zapier showing how to access advanced Zap settings.

For users on Company plans, you now have two new advanced Zap settings—autoreplay override and error ratio override—giving you more flexible controls over how and when your Zaps run if an error occurs. You can turn off autoreplay for time-sensitive Zaps and get notified immediately of an error, making troubleshooting workflows easier. You can even set Zaps to keep running despite encountering a high number of errors, so you never risk losing business-critical data.

Here's how it works: 

  1. Open a Zap you'd like to modify, and click Settings in the editor sidebar.  

  2. Scroll down to Advanced settings to customize your autoreplay and error ratio settings for this specific Zap. Advanced settings will be visible to anyone with edit access to that Zap. 

    1. Autoreplay override: By default, your Zaps are set to Always replay, which will automatically replay your Zaps for 12 hours before sending you an error message. To turn this off, select Never replay. If your Zap fails, you'll be notified of an error immediately. To use the same settings applied to the rest of your account's Zaps, select Use account settings. 

    2. Error ratio override: By default, your Zaps will turn off if they encounter a high number of errors. With this setting, you can override the default function and keep Zaps running—even if errors occur.   

Try it yourself! Head to your Zaps to get started. 

Drag and drop Zaps 

Demonstration in Zapier showing how to select multiple Zaps in one folder in order to drag and drop them into another folder.

Accidentally saved a Zap in the wrong folder? Or perhaps you want to share a private Zap with your teammates? Now you can efficiently move Zaps from one folder to another with a simple drag-and-drop. 

If you haven't tried it already, here's a quick recap: 

  1. Select the checkbox beside the Zap (or Zaps) you want to move. This will highlight your chosen Zaps. 

  2. Drag and drop the highlighted Zaps into your desired folder. 

Note: Your teammates will be able to edit Zaps in a shared folder, so we'll give you a friendly reminder about this before you move a private Zap into a shared folder.  

Ready to move your Zaps? Head to your Zaps to get started. 

Ready, set, build! 

So there you have it: three new features with endless possibilities to make automation work for you. 

Whether you've been waiting to create more complex Zaps or want an easier way to collaborate with teammates, we're excited for these new features to empower you to build more together, faster. 

Head to your Zaps to get started. 

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