Delay

Delay, pause, suspend, or have the execution of your workflow wait for as little as one millisecond, or as long as one year.

Integrate the Delay API with the Gmail API

Setup the Delay API trigger to run a workflow which integrates with the Gmail API. Pipedream's integration platform allows you to integrate Delay and Gmail remarkably fast. Free for developers.

Delay Workflow with the Delay API

Delay the execution of your workflow for a specific amount of time (does not count against your compute time).

 
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Send Email with the Gmail API

Send an email from your Google Workspace email account

 
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Overview of Delay

The Delay API allows you to build workflows that wait a specified amount of
time before continuing. This can be useful for rate-limiting actions, or
waiting for an external event to occur.

Here are some examples of what you can build using the Delay API:

  • A workflow that sends a Slack message after a specified amount of time
  • A workflow that checks for new data from an external API every hour
  • A workflow that backs up a file to Dropbox every day

Connect Delay

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export default defineComponent({
  async run({steps, $}) {
    // Specify the amount of time to delay your workflow in milliseconds
    return $.flow.delay(5000)
  },
})

Overview of Gmail

By connecting your personal Gmail account to Pipedream, you'll be able to incorporate email into whatever you're building with any of the 900+ apps that are available on Pipedream.

Connect Gmail

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import { axios } from "@pipedream/platform"
export default defineComponent({
  props: {
    gmail: {
      type: "app",
      app: "gmail",
    }
  },
  async run({steps, $}) {
    return await axios($, {
      url: `https://www.googleapis.com/oauth2/v1/userinfo`,
      headers: {
        Authorization: `Bearer ${this.gmail.$auth.oauth_access_token}`,
      },
    })
  },
})