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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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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