Delay Node

The Delay node is a crucial tool in workflow design, allowing for the introduction of pauses for specified durations. This feature is particularly valuable for timing-based operations and rate-limiting API calls.


  • Pausing Workflows: The primary function of the Delay node is to pause the execution of the workflow for a specified duration.

  • Timing-Based Operations: It enables workflows to wait for a specific period before proceeding, which is useful for tasks that require timing precision.

  • Rate-Limiting API Calls: Delay nodes can be employed to control the rate at which API calls are made, preventing excessive requests within a short timeframe.

Integration of Delay Node in Workflows

The list of three options are:

  1. Immediately: it delays for milliseconds.

  2. After Time Interval: it gives us the delay interval of minutes, hours, days, and weeks.

  3. At Specific Time: it provides the Date and Time option for how long the delay should last.

Incorporating Delay nodes into workflows involves placing them strategically where pauses are required, ensuring smooth and controlled execution.

Note: A delay node is automatically added in case of a response node, and there is no option to test the delay node, only the save option is available.


The Delay node provides a simple yet powerful mechanism for introducing pauses in workflows, enabling precise timing control and effective rate-limiting of API calls. By leveraging Delay nodes effectively, users can enhance the efficiency and reliability of their workflows.

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