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How it works

It all starts with an app

Imagine all the apps you use for work talking to each other. Zapier connects 5,000+ apps so the conversation flows—automatically.

Next, choose a trigger

Your trigger is what kicks off the automated process between your apps. In our example, the trigger is a lead coming in through Facebook.

This is where the action happens

After the trigger step comes the action, or what you want to happen automatically. In our example, the action is sending an email.

And that's what we call a Zap

A Zap is when your trigger causes an action. But the real magic happens when you wake up to 250 new leads that you got in your sleep.

Zaps do more, so you can too

A Zap can have up to 100 actions and automate an entire process—not just a single task. So a workflow can run while you focus on pitching a client and closing the deal.

All of this happens in the Zap editor

Zapier makes it easy for anyone to create new Zaps—or change existing ones—in our no-code automation platform.

Zaps helped Caren bring her business to life

See how Zaps streamline customer communication and team collaboration—so Caren can focus on scaling the company.

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FAQ

minus iconWhat is Zapier?
Zapier is an automation platform that connects your work apps and does repetitive tasks for you.
minus iconHow does Zapier automate my work?
Zapier automates your work by connecting your apps and then moving information between them based on rules you set.
minus iconWhat apps can I connect with Zapier?
Zapier connects 4,000+ of the most popular work apps—more than any other platform.Explore by app
minus iconHow do I create a Zap?
First, you'll need to sign up for a Zapier account. Once you log in, you can use our point-and-click Zapier editor to create your first Zap. For a step-by-step instructions, check out our Quick start guide!
minus iconIs Zapier secure?
Zapier takes security and privacy seriously. To learn how we protect your data—and our platform—check out our Security page.Learn more

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