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Difference between a zap and a task in Zapier?

Difference between a zap and a task in Zapier?
February 23, 2022

Two main concepts in Zapier are tasks and zaps - but what's the difference? Lets explore!

What's a zap in Zapier?

A zap is the name of an automated workflow in Zapier.

It's the 'recipe' for what you want to happen.

A zap has a 'trigger' - the app event that starts the workflow.

Then a zap includes one or more search and action steps. This takes care of what you want the workflow to do.

Check out this guide about building your first zap.

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What is a task in Zapier?

When your zap runs, it uses tasks.

Tasks are one of the main metrics Zapier users to differentiate its pricing plans.

Broadly speaking, each step in a zap other than the trigger uses one task.

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