Zapier is a tool that allows you to link multiple applications together to perform complex actions. With Flow’s Zapier integration you can automate different processes between Flow and another app, or just within Flow.
Zapier already supports over 1500 apps, so you can mix and match triggers and actions to automate a lot of work that you currently do manually. In order to use Flow with Zapier, you’ll need to set up an account first.
When creating your first Zapier integration (called a“zap”), you’ll be prompted to connect your Flow account. You can also connect to your Flow account by going to ‘My Apps’ in Zapier, then searching for Flow.
Hit the “Connect Account” button to open the authentication window, or if you’re going the My Apps route, select Flow from the dropdown to open the authentication window.
Next, go to Flow and open your Account Preferences. Here you’ll need to create a Personal Access Token. Click “Create Personal Access Token,” then select your organization and add a name to identify your token. Something like “Zapier Access Token” would be a clear and easy name to remember.
Tip: Any Access Tokens you create can be used by anyone in place of a username and password to do anything in your account, so remember to keep it safe and share it only with service s that you trust.
Copy the token using cmd+c (or ctrl+c on windows) then go back to the Zapier authorization window to input the token and your organization ID. Once you’ve filled in that info, click Save to continue to Zapier.
You’re now ready to set up your first Zap with Flow! To learn how, check out Zapier’s incredible tutorial.