[21 Days of Automation] Day 4: Zap cloning

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[21 Days of Automation] Day 4: Zap cloning

Originally posted by Blogbot on Medium on 29th Jan 2020 

In the five years, I’ve been using Zapier, I’ve built a number of incredibly simple zaps which have helped me automate the small things. Connecting one or two platforms, to keep everything in sync and ensure that my manual workload is as low as it possibly can.

I’ve also architected various systems and processes that have had Zapier at their core, and that is the beauty of Zapier — It can be used as a quick fix for a manual task or it can be the backbone of your entire business, avoiding the need to maintain an elaborate codebase to connect your systems.

The biggest issue I’ve come across, whether I’ve built a simple or complex zap, is being able to easily transfer these over to other accounts, which is why Zapier’s beta feature “Zap sharing” is such a game-changer. This feature allows us to set-up and share our zaps with others in our team, and beyond. Here’s how it works:

Step 1: Create and Name your Zap

You know the drill here (hopefully). Use Zapier to integrate your web-applications to save you time, money and effort, improve accuracy and generally just make life better.

Step 2: Share the Zap

From here, we want to click on the dropdown menu and select “Share Zap”

[Quick disclaimer — This is a beta feature as of January 2020, so it may or may not be available to everyone]

Step 3: Configure your sharing settings

Once you’ve clicked on “Share Zap” a modal will open, where you can enter your settings. Here you can turn sharing on/off, rename the zap, give it a description and finally, generate a link.

From here we have a number of options:

Copy the link

Here we can copy the link so we can embed it wherever we like. Even here

Share via Social Media

We can share it on Facebook or Twitter. For now, only these platforms are supported. See the Twitter result, below:

Preview what others will see

And if you want to clone this simple TypeForm to Airtable Zap, feel free to click on the little link below to try it out.

Copy Zap