Wait a minute...or a day. You can wait as long as you wish to send communication and alerts, check status or update contacts by using the Wait block in Flow. Let's break it down quickly, you have waited long enough to read this article (pun intended 😉).
- From the Flow block library, drag & drop the Wait block to the Flow canvas.
- Hover over the block and to see the settings and delete button.
- Click on the settings button.
Wait block settings
The four types of delay are displayed.
- Minutes of delay: Select how many minutes you are willing to wait.
- Days of delay: Same thing, you'll just wait days instead of minutes.
- Time after n days: Set after how many days and at what time should an email, for example, be sent.
- Wait until date: Wait until a specific date and time before a communication is sent. Contacts entering this block after the specified date will pass on without delay.
Choose the delay type that fits your campaign the best.
Note: The timing used in the Wait block is according to the time-zone set for the account. You can see which time-zone your account is in at any time, by going to Settings → Details and Billing Information → Company Information & Licences.
That's it! Go ahead and use this block in your flow campaign. Or if you like reading, we will not disappoint you. Read about splitting up. *cough* We mean how to split stuff up. Oh boy... Please go to the Split block and you'll get the gist.