Create drafts of your Zaps

Drafts allow you to make changes to a Zap without turning it off. When you complete your changes, you can publish the draft and it will replace the existing Zap. When you create a draft of a Zap, you can:

  • Save the draft and edit it later.
  • Edit the draft while the Zap continues to run.
  • Publish the draft to replace the current zap.


Create a draft in a new Zap

When you create a new Zap, your Zap begins as a draft by default. Zapier automatically saves your draft while you’re working.


Publish a draft

When you finish your draft, click Publish in the top right. 

  • Your current draft becomes the current version of the Zap. 
  • Your Zap turns on and will trigger whenever a trigger event occurs in your trigger app.

When you reopen a Zap after publishing it, the Zap will be in read-only mode.


Create or edit a draft in an existing Zap

After you publish a draft, you can create a new draft of the Zap with the current Zap on or off.

  • If no drafts exist, click Edit Zap in the top right menu to create a new draft.
  • If a draft already exists, click Edit draft in the top right menu.
  • A dialog box will appear.
    • Click Edit existing draft to continue editing the current draft.


Delete a draft

You can delete a draft by replacing it or by deleting it. Deleting a draft is permanent and no changes are made to the current published Zap.

Delete by replacing

  • Click Edit draft in the top right menu.
  • A dialog box will appear.
    • Click Replace to delete the existing draft and begin a new one.

Delete from the left sidebar

  • In the left sidebar, click the Versions icon .
  • Your draft is located at the top of the list.
  • Click the trash icon next to your draft.
  • A dialog box will appear to confirm deletion.
  • Click Delete.



  • Only one draft can exist at a time.
  • If the Publish button is grayed out, preventing you from publishing the draft, one of the steps in your Zap may need attention.
  • Steps associated with a Zap that has changed significantly will not replay. This includes changes to:
    • The order or number of steps in the Zap.
    • The apps used in the Zap.
  • If you're a member of a Zapier Enterprise account and your account admins or owners enabled publishing restrictions, you must request their approval before the Zap can be published.
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