Alex here from our Comms team! I thought you might be interested in our latest app release, Retrograde by Zapier.
What is Mercury in Retrograde?
An astrological phenomenon where Mercury appears to go backward in its orbit when observed from Earth. Mercury is the planet that rules communication and formal contracts and agreements—as well as all types of code, transportation, shipping, and travel. During this time, you can expect frequent misunderstandings, issues with tech, travel problems, and disagreements with friends
What does Retrograde by Zapier do?
- Never wonder if Mercury is in or out of retrograde again. Set up a Zap to receive a text message alert on the day Mercury enters retrograde or leaves retrograde.
- Are you tired of explaining what “Mercury in retrograde” means to your co-workers? Now, whenever they ask you to explain, Zapier can automatically answer for you via Slack.
- We all know that Mercury rules communication, code, and travel, which is a recipe for a disaster at work. Set up a Zap with a Slack reminder to request a personal day to get your life together. You'll thank us later.
- Need a reason to connect with an old flame? Mercury spinning backward in its orbit is the perfect excuse for not being held accountable for your actions. A Zap will text and remind you to reach out to someone you’ve lost touch with (don't worry, we won't remind you why you lost touch in the first place).
- This isn’t the time to take responsibility for your words. Automatically send a Tweet letting your followers know Mercury is in Retrograde and communication isn't a strong point right now.
How did this come about?
This app is the product of many different teammates coming together to support a kooky idea that came up during one of our infamous company retreat brainstorms.
We hope you enjoy!