What is the Wait a specific time interval step and how can you use it in a workflow

After having created your automation workflow you will have the option to add time intervals at any intersection. You would usually add them between different actions of your workflow to time them perfectly, but you can always use them any way you see fit.

To add time intervals to one of your automation's steps just do the following:
1. Click on the + symbol below your action or your trigger.time_intervals_1.png


2. Click on the Wait a specific time interval option.


3. Click on the Wait for some time tab (this is the default option), fill in the time duration you want to wait until the next step in your automation takes place, and then select the measurement of time you want to use from the ones available in the drop-down menu.time_intervals_2.png

Your options are:

  • minutes
  • hours
  • days
  • months

4. Click on the Save button to add the time interval to your workflow.


5. To wait for a specific date between two steps within your workflow, click on the Wait until a specific date tab.time_intervals_3.png


6. Use the Select HourSelect Minute, and Timezone drop-down menus to specify the exact time, and timezone, for the next step in your workflow.time_intervals_4.png


7. Toggle the Recurrency by day option to the right, if you wish to specify a specific day or days, for the next step to occur, at the time that you have already specified.time_intervals_5.png

Your options are:

  • Sunday
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday

Check the box next to a day in order to select it. You may select as many of the days of the week as you like. Note that if you don't enable this option, all days will be considered.

8. If you wish for the step to repeat on a specific day each month, toggle the Recurrency by date option to the right, and then use the drop-down menu to select the day, from the 1st to the 31st of every month, that you wish the step to be repeated on.time_intervals_6.png

Note that if you don't enable this option, all days will be considered.

9. Click on the Save button to add the specific date/time you specified to your workflow.


Time intervals are extremely useful control steps, especially if your automation contains several actions that send emails to your recipients. Time intervals provide breathing space between the various events in your automation workflow and can easily be fine-tuned to create an automation that responds in the most natural way, producing great results.