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Advance Flow Builder: Time Delay

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When can use Time Delay in Flow Builder?

Advanced Flow Builder features are an add-on to the regular plan and are charged separately.

By default, this icon is shown with the "PRO" logo as below.

This icon can still be used to build a flow under the regular plan and the flow can be saved successfully. However, when user wants to select these advanced flows to use as Keyword Action or Default Action, there will be a pop-up asking us to upgrade in order to use these advanced flow builder features.

After upgrading WATI to the PRO plan, user can use these advanced flows in Keyword or Default Action.

Meaning and Usage

Time Delay Node: This node allows user to put a delay in between execution of the series of nodes in a flow. One very good use case of this could be if user wants to send multiple messages but not at once and give a period of interval between two nodes.

Example:

Now, as one can see there are three messages attached to each other and when flow is triggered, all three messages will be sent at once. To make intervals between nodes execution one needs to use Time Delay node:

  1. Go to the Automation section Flow, open or create a flow where Time Delay node needs to be placed
  2. Select Time Delay node in the left panel
  1. Attach the time delay node between nodes that should be separated by time
  1. After that, click icon on the node to edit it and set up time that should pass before next node is activated
  1. Click "Save"

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