The Visual Editor is now available for everyone!

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The Visual Editor is now available for everyone!

We're excited to announce that the Visual Editor is now available for General Access! This means you can now leverage its powerful features to enhance your Zaps, visualize your automations, and collaborate with your team more effectively than ever before.

Spotlight Features

  • Visualize paths: With the Visual Editor, it’s never been easier to map out your automation flows, especially when dealing with complex Paths. The intuitive interface allows you to see, track, and comprehend the entire flow of your automation in an easy-to-understand, visual format.
  • Duplicating entire paths: Need to create a similar Path? No need to build from scratch. The Visual Editor lets you duplicate entire Paths, saving you precious time and ensuring accuracy and consistency in your Zaps.
  • Drag-and-drop: Simplify your Zap building experience by dragging and dropping directly in the Visual Editor. So whether you need to move a step or an entire path, it’s a quick and easy way to rearrange the flow in your automation.
  • Exporting an Image: Need to share your Zap or explain the flow to team members outside of Zapier? The Visual Editor lets you export your entire Zap as an image. It’s a game changer for collaboration, making it easier than ever to keep everyone on the same page.

How it works

Here is a sample Zap to help us manage submissions from our Typeform. We want to route form submissions to the Sales, Support, Accounting, and Communication teams. Also, we’ll need to update (or add) contacts to ActiveCampaign and then alert the correct teams with Gmail or Slack

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What does this mean for you?

  • Greater automation potential: Visualize your automations to identify areas of improvement, maximizing efficiency and tailoring your Zaps to suit your business needs better.
  • Empowerment for all: The user-friendly design makes automation building accessible to everyone on your team, regardless of technical ability.
  • Enhanced team alignment: With features like image exporting and duplicating paths, the Visual Editor fosters improved collaboration, ensuring all team members understand your automations.
  • Faster problem solving: Quickly grasp the structure and flow of your Zaps for efficient troubleshooting and smooth automation operation.

As we celebrate this milestone, we would love to hear from you. What do you think about these new features? How have they transformed your Zapier experience? What other enhancements would you like to see in future updates? Your feedback helps shape the tools that we create for you, so don't hesitate to share your thoughts.

The visual editor is awful in terms of usability. The sidebar that opens to edit a Zap step is incredibly clunky and partially broken, making it very hard to efficiently edit zaps now.


Please add a way to return to the old non-visual editor as this update has made every automation take 3 or 4 times as long to make.

Hi there @Cloudwards Automation, welcome to the Community! 👋

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your candid feedback with us here. I’m sorry to hear about the challenges you're experiencing with the visual editor and its usability.

I’ve gone ahead and shared your comments and concerns with our product team for review. While I can't promise an option to switch back to the old editor at this time, please know that it will definitely be taken into consideration as we continue to improve and refine Zapier. 🙂