Zapier is a third party platform that manages the connection between multiple systems using automated workflows called Zaps. Therefore, Zapier can integrate Beekeeper with other platforms you commonly use, such as Facebook, Instagram, or LinkedIn. Set your company up with a free Zapier account to get started.
Once you have your Zapier account setup, you will need to authenticate Beekeeper with Zapier.
Authenticating Beekeeper with Zapier
1. Create a new bot account and copy the access key.
2. Login to Zapier.
3. Open this link and accept the “Beekeeper Invite” on Zapier.
4. Navigate to the Connected Accounts on Zapier.
5. Search for the Beekeeper app and select it.
6. Paste the access key (bot account) and enter your Beekeeper subdomain (e.g. https://your-company.beekeeper.io)
7. Click “Yes, Continue”
Example: Setting up the Facebook Trigger
To familiarize yourself with Zapier let's create a simple automation that will “Create a post in a Beekeeper stream from a post from Facebook”.
1. Login to Zapier.
2. Click on make a Zap.
3. Chose Facebook app as a trigger.
4. Select Facebook Pages account.
5. Test the Facebook Account.
6. Click "Save + Continue".
7. Select the Facebook Page where you want to set the trigger by a new post.
8. Test the Facebook trigger and click continue. At this step you may make a post in your Facebook Page to see it in Zapier Trigger Test.
9. Proceed to configure the action.
Create a Zap: Setting up the Beekeeper Action
1. Search for Beekeeper and select it.
2. Search for and select the “Create Post” action.
3. Select your Beekeeper account that you previously authorised or connect an account and select "Save + Continue".
4. Select the Beekeeper Stream that you want to publish the content of the Facebook posts to.
5. Here you can customise the information that comes from the Facebook post and that will be posted in your stream in Beekeeper. In our case, we filled only "Stream", "Title" and "Message". Then click "Continue".
6. Test it and click "Continue".
7. Verify that the test was successful.
8. Click “Continue”.
Create a Zap: Activation
1. Assign your new Zap a name, e.g. “Facebook posts”
2. Flip the “OFF” switch to “ON” to enable your new zap
Zap resume: Facebook - Beekeeper
Finally, you can make your own combinations with other custom functions. The final resume of the zap that we made in this example should look like this:
You can add additional steps, change the order of the flow and adapt to your needs. Feel free to explore the possibilities.
Things to Keep in Mind
- Zapier makes calls between Beekeeper and other platforms every 15 minutes, so you may notice up to a 15 minute delay in the initiation of a workflow after a trigger has been put into effect.
- If you signed up with a free account with Zapier, you are restricted to 100 tasks per month. Therefore, depending on how many users you have and how often Zaps are being initiated, you may notice they stop within the month if you hit your limit of tasks. You can either upgrade your Zapier account to pay for more tasks or wait for the next month for the Zaps to reactivate.