Use the Time Node to add pauses and breaks in the flow making sure you reach the Profiles at the right time.
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About the Time Node
The Time Node puts Profiles on hold during a specific period of time before they move onto the next node.
In example give your profiles a few hours or days to react to your message before moving them along in the flow.
Setting Up the Node
Drag the node into the canvas and click it to open it up and see all the available options. There are four time settings:
This time setting allows you to choose a period of time for Profiles to wait.
Choose between 1 to 10 minutes, hours, days and weeks, and a specific time for Profiles to proceed to the next node.
If you set the Time Node to wait 1 day, and proceed at 12:00, then the following will happen:
A Profile that enters the flow at 11:00 will wait for 1 day and 1 hour before they move onto the next node.
A Profile that enters the flow at 12:00 will wait for 1 day before they move onto the next node.
A Profile that enters the flow at 12:01 will wait for 1 day, 23 hours and 59 minutes before they move onto the next node.
This time setting specifies exactly at which time and day of the week the Profiles will proceed to the next node.
Choose a specific time and day(s) of the week.
This time setting pauses Profiles for a period of time of your choice, depending also on the day of the week, before they're allowed to proceed to the next node.
Choose a start and a finish for the time range. You may add as many time ranges as you want by clicking Add new time range.
Event time (Advanced) (BETA)
The event time setting allows you to specify a custom event time as a reference point for introducing delays in your flow. With this setting, profiles are paused from progressing further until conditions associated with the custom event time are met.
For instance, suppose you operate a travel business and wish to send a reminder email to customers 24 hours before their departure date (custom event time). By utilising the event time setting, profiles entering the Time node will remain in the node until 24 hours prior to the specified departure date.
Head over to Dynamic Shceduling using event time to learn how to set it up.