App tags provide information about the status of the app you’re using. They show whether an app has special requirements or describe the version of the app. Understanding these app tags will help you make informed decisions about an app’s features and usage.
Apps on Zapier have distinct phases that make up an app’s lifecycle. These phases determine how an app can be used and by which users:
The beta stage is the earliest phase of an app’s lifecycle. During this stage, the app is available to use but is still in active development and may be subject to change. Beta apps display a “Beta” tag.
Betas may be closed or open:
- Closed beta: Zapier has invited specific users to try it before it’s released more widely.
- Open beta: Any user can try it.
View all of Zapier’s beta apps in the app directory.
The public stage refers to apps that are officially released. They are considered stable, have completed development, and are ready for widespread use. Public apps do not display a tag and no other version of the app is available.
The legacy stage refers to the period when an app is still available for use but is no longer actively maintained or updated by the developer. Typically, this occurs when there is a newer version of the app available.
Legacy apps are typically marked with a “Legacy” tag. However, there are exceptions:
- Legacy apps may incorporate “(Legacy)” in the app name itself.
- The titles of legacy triggers or actions may include “(Legacy)”.
Legacy versions can still be used but will lose support over time. They do not have a specific end-of-life date, but Zapier recommends you update to the latest version.
The deprecated stage refers to the period when an app is no longer supported or maintained. This means that the app has a specific end-of-life date after which it will no longer work. Any Zaps using deprecated versions will turn off on that date. Until then, the app will not receive updates, bug fixes, or technical support. Zapier will notify you by email whenever a version is deprecated.
Deprecated apps display a “Deprecated” tag.
How an app’s lifecycle can affect your Zaps
These phases may apply to an app or an individual trigger or action:
- App: If an app has an app tag, this means the entire app was has updated, affecting all triggers and actions.
- Triggers and actions: If an app does not have an app tag, but an individual trigger or action for that app does, only the labeled trigger or action was updated. You must update your trigger or action to the latest app version.
Learn more about update your Zaps to the latest app version.
Other tags you may see in the Zap editor
- Newer Available: This means the app version is not the most current and there is a newer app version available to use.
- Latest: This means the app version is the most up-to-date version. You will see this tag if there is more than one app version available for you to use.
- By Invite: This means the app is private and you have invited access to use it.
- Premium: This means you must have a paid Zapier plan to use the app.