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What is a Manual Trigger & How to Use it to Send Template Emails

A Manual Trigger allows you to trigger and execute actions in other apps through Zapier from your lead’s Actions menu. Instead of automating tasks between apps when a lead hits an event you set, you can choose to manually fire off a trigger at any time for any lead.

Suppose you want to send out a follow up email template to a lead without having to go to your email provider and inserting the information required. With the Manual Trigger we created, you can set up the template through Zapier and fire off the email to any lead directly from the Actions menu in one click.

Find out more about what you can do with the lead Actions menu here.

All you need to set it up are Gmail, no, and Zapier accounts.

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Get Started

  • Set up your TRIGGER
  • Set up your ACTION
  • Connect your TRIGGER App Account and Set Up the Trigger

    Sign into your Zapier account and click on the MAKE A ZAP! button at the very top where you will be directed to a new page:

    1. Choose the Trigger App: no
    2. Choose the Trigger: New Manual Trigger
    3. Connect Zapier to your no account if you haven’t already by

  • Entering your slug/account name (
  • Entering your API Key (Go to your no account Admin Panel, select Webhooks and API, API Keys then click on the Create an API Key button and name it.)

  • 4. Name your Event— This will be the name of the trigger in the Actions menu

    5. Fetch & Continue. Make sure you have a recent lead created in your no account

    Connect your ACTION App Account and Set Up the Action

    1. Choose an Action App: Gmail
    2. Choose an Action: Send Email
    3. Connect Zapier to your account
    4. Edit Template to set up your Gmail email Based on the lead you tested earlier, select the fields you want Gmail to retrieve information from and write the customized email in the Body field

    5. Test the step and the Action set up is finished!

    Note:The Manual Trigger is only available in our Expert edition.

    Watch How to Use Manual Trigger to Fire Off Personalized Emails