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What's a Zap?

We're excited that you're exploring ways to automate your busywork with Zapier. Now that you know a little more about Zapier, let's talk about Zaps.

The workflows you create in Zapier are called Zaps, and they can automate many common tasks for you—like adding items to your to-do list or updating leads in your CRM.

Try these Zap templates to see Zapier in action.

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A Zap is always made up of these parts:

A trigger is an event that starts a Zap, like when you receive a new lead from a Facebook lead ad. A Zap can only have one trigger.

An action is an event a Zap performs after it's triggered, like notifying your team in Slack about the new lead. A Zap can have more than one action.

Watch the video above to learn more about what Zaps are and how they do work for you.

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