Reusing map elements within flows in same tenant

We are working on this doc.. and expect to be ready by March 1. Thank you. 

It is super-easy to reuse and leverage existing elements with Flow. You get your design time cut down dramatically, as you configure a map element just once, and can either reuse the same element in a different flow, or update only those configurations that are different.

How can you reuse map elements within different flows in the same tenant? Let’s see. Here is a quick video:

Here is the procedure:

  1. Right-click the map element you want to copy. In this example, we are copying the step that says Hello.

    You will get the Copy (Ctrl+C) prompt.
  2. Click the prompt. You will get a success message, to the effect: Copied Hello to clipboard.
  3. Open the flow where you would like to paste the element. (Flow 2 in this example.)
  4. Right-click anywhere on the canvas. This shows the Paste (Ctrl+V) prompt.
  5. Click the prompt. The copied element appears on the canvas.

Couple of things that you want to keep in mind!

  1. If you are duplicating a page element, a reference to the page layout is duplicated. However, the actual page layout is not cloned.
  2. Blinding flash of the obvious! You can not duplicate outcomes!
  3. Every flow has a single starting point – the Start element – which can not be duplicated.
  4. You can do the copy/paste using the (Ctrl+C) and (Ctrl+V) hot keys in your machine as well.
Quick refresher // 

Map elements are the individual elements in your flow that perform various actions (Say, displaying a form, saving and loading data, or creating an item in Salesforce).