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Actor tasks

Create and save reusable configurations of Apify Actors tailored to specific use cases.

Actor tasks let you create multiple reusable configurations of a single Actor, adapted for specific use cases. For example, you can create one Web Scraper configuration (task) that scrapes the latest reviews from, another that scrapes for the latest sneakers, and a third that scrapes your competitor's e-shop. You can then use and reuse these configurations directly from Apify Console, Schedules, or API.

You can find all your tasks in the Apify Console.


To create a task, open any Actor from Apify Store or your list of Actors in Apify Console. At the top-right section of the page, click the Create task button.

Create a new Apify task


You can set up your task's input under the Input tab. A task's input configuration works just like an Actor's. After all, it's just a copy of an Actor you can pre-configure for a specific scenario. You can use either JSON or the visual input UI.

Apify task configuration

An Actors' input fields may vary depending on their purpose, but they all follow the same principle: you provide an Actor with the information it needs so it can do what you want it to do.

You can set run options such as timeout and memory in the Run options tab of the task's input configuration.


To make a task easier to identify, you can give it a name, title, and description by clicking its caption on the detail page. A task's name should be at least 3 characters long with a limit of 63 characters.


Once you've configured your task, you can run it using the Start button on the top-right side of the screen.

Run an Apify task

Or using the Start button positioned following the input configuration.

Run an Apify task v2

You can also run tasks using:


Like any other resource, you can share your Actor tasks with other Apify users via the access rights system.