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Action Flows are sequences you design that tell Atomic when and how to send Action Cards and push notifications to your customers. Created via the Workbench, Action Flows describe the steps Atomic will follow, including how and when to start, how to respond to trigger events and how to adapt based on input data and data generated or observed while the flow runs.

Action Flows are now in Beta

Following the successful private preview phase, we're excited to confirm the Action Flows editor is now available to all new and existing Atomic accounts.

  • If your Atomic Organization was created after 3 April 2024, the Action Flow editor will be how you create and manage all Action Cards and push notifications in Atomic.
  • Customers whose accounts were created prior to 3 April 2024 will be invited to turn on the Beta in their Atomic Orgs on a rolling basis, and we will provide you support and advice to assist you in migrating from the legacy card editor to the new Action Flow Editor at a pace that suits you. You can read more about this in the Action Flows Beta migration guide.

We're classifying the new editing experience as Beta to signal that, while the new editing experience is production ready, there are still many improvements and refinements to both the Workbench user experience, and overall capability that we are actively making. Like all our Betas, we strongly value your feedback and ideas. Please reach out to us at any time to share your experiences.

Get started with Action Flows

If you want to jump right in, follow the My First Action Flow quick start guide. To learn more about Action Flows, how they work and how to make the most of them, check out:

Where Action Flows fit

To send in-app action cards or push notifications, you'll need to create and publish an Action Flow. That flow will be where you control exactly what can trigger the flow, which cards and push notifications are sent, and any other steps you choose to include.

You can test an Action Flow at any time by sending test events, which target you as a test recipient, or target other test users defined in your Atomic environment. When ready, you will need to publish your Action Flow so that it can be used to target live end-users of your apps.

Any Action Card and push notification templates used in your Action Flow are designed and contained with your Action Flow; they are a part of the flow's configuration. You are able to easily clone an Action Flow to make a copy in your environment, generate share-links to share your configurations with other Atomic users outside of your organization, and you can also create and manage Action Flow configurations via the Action Flow API.

Simple Action Flows may simply wait for a trigger event, then create and send an instance of a card template. More advanced Action Flows may involve more than one card template, listeners that wait for a period of time, or until certain customer activities are observed, make API requests to third party systems to send or fetch data, and more.