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Learn about tasks in Zapier

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Whenever your Zap successfully completes an action, it counts as a task. Trigger steps do not count as tasks, but successful action steps do. You can see all the tasks your Zaps have attempted in Task History.


How tasks are counted

The following count as tasks when your Zap runs:

The following do not count as tasks:

  • Trigger steps.
  • Filter steps that do not pass.
  • Any step that errors.
  • Any path group that did not run because the path's rules were not met.
  • Any step that does not run, either because a previous filter didn't pass or because the Zap errored.
Example

You have a Zap set up to trigger whenever you receive a new email with an attachment from Gmail, which then uploads the attachment to Dropbox, then sends you a direct message in Slack with a link to the new Dropbox file.

Each time you receive a new email with an attachment and your Zap uploads the attachment and sends you a direct message, it automates 2 tasks. If your Zap runs 10 times for 10 emails you receive, it automates 20 tasks.


Task limits and pricing

Each pricing plan has different limits on the number of tasks your Zaps can automate in a given billing cycle. Zapier sends notifications when you reach 80% of your task limit, and then again when you reach your full task limit. At that point, Zapier will hold additional tasks.

You can replay held tasks when you upgrade your plan or when your billing cycle resets.


Monitor task usage

Your task limit is based on your billing cycle. In your billing and usage settings, you can see how many tasks your Zaps have used in your current billing cycle, and how many days you have left until your task limit refreshes.

You can view all the tasks that your Zaps have attempted in your Task History.


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