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
- Create a new bot account and copy the access key
- Navigate to the Connected Accounts on Zapier.
- Search for the Beekeeper app and select it
- Paste the access key and enter your Beekeeper subdomain (e.g. https://your-company.beekeeper.io)
- Click “Yes, Continue”
To familiarize yourself with Zapier let's create a simple automation that will “like” any new post in a specific stream.
Create a Zap: Setting up the Trigger
- Login to Zapier
- Click “Make a Zap!”
- Open this link and accept the “Beekeeper Invite”
- Select “New Post” as the trigger
- Select the bot account you previously authorized and click “Continue”
- Click the drop down arrow to the right of the “Stream” field and select the desired Stream
- Click “Continue”
- Click “Fetch & Continue”
- Upon seeing the successful test, click “Continue”
Create a Zap: Setting up the Action
- Search for and select the Beekeeper app
- Search for and select the “Like Post” action
- Select your Beekeeper account you previously authorized and click “Continue”
- Click the drop down arrow to the right of the “Post” field and select “Post ID”
- Click “Continue”
- Click “Create & Continue”
- Upon seeing the successful test, click “Finish”
Create a Zap: Activation
- Assign your new Zap a name, e.g. “Like a Post”
- Flip the “OFF” switch to “ON” to enable your new zap
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.