Insert the time your Zap runs into a field

You can insert a timestamp into your Zap to indicate the time it runs. It can be used in date/time fields and in certain text fields.

 

Add a timestamp in your timezone

Enter the following command in your action step:

{{zap_meta_human_now}}

View shows how the {{zap_meta_human_now}} snippet renders in fields in the Zap editor.

When your Zap runs, it will insert the date and time in the following format:

MM/DD/YY hh:mmAM/PM

Example

If you use {{zap_meta_human_now}}, it will insert a timestamp of when the Zap ran, like: 01/15/21 06:05PM.

Note
  • This command will display the current date and time based on the timezone in your Zap settings.
  • If you have no timezone selected in your Zap, it will use the timezone set in your Zapier profile settings.
  • If you have no timezone selected in your Zap or your Zapier profile settings, it will use UTC.

 

ISO-8601 timestamps

You can insert a date and time timestamp that follows the ISO-8601 standard. The final timestamp uses the format: YYYY-MM-DDTHH:mm:ssZ.

Timestamp Command
UTC {{zap_meta_utc_iso}}
Eastern Standard Time {{zap_meta_est_iso}}
Eastern Daylight Time {{zap_meta_edt_iso}}

Central Standard Time

{{zap_meta_cst_iso}}
Central Daylight Time {{zap_meta_cdt_iso}}
Mountain Standard Time {{zap_meta_mst_iso}}
Mountain Daylight Time {{zap_meta_mdt_iso}}
Pacific Standard Time {{zap_meta_pst_iso}}
Pacific Daylight Time {{zap_meta_pdt_iso}}
Example

If a Zap runs on July 31, 2025 at 9:24:51 AM UTC, the UTC timestamp will output: 2025-07-31T09:24:51+00:00.

 

UNIX timestamp

Some apps require a UNIX-formatted timestamp. 

Timestamp Command
UNIX {{zap_meta_timestamp}}
Example

If a Zap runs on July 31, 2025 at 9:24:51 AM UTC, the UTC timestamp will output: 1753953840.

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