# What to use the click element step for
The Click Element step is used to automate clicks in your web automation. From liking content to submitting web forms, this is the workhorse step of Axiom. Do read on to learn about optional clicks and how to 'Use element text' to select a button (its very useful to know these).
You can use this step to:
- Click submit on a form
- Close a pop-up window by clicking 'X'
- Like an Instagram post
- Click on a select list
- Tick a box
- Send an email
Click 'Select' to choose the button click you wish to automate. The display will transform into the Single selector tool, then point and click.
The Single selector tool comes with several valuable features accessed by clicking custom:
- Ability to use custom CSS selectors
- 'Use element text' allows you to click buttons based on the button text i.e. 'Submit'
- Pass CSS selectors in from data sources like a Google Sheet
# Left click | Right click
Toggle off to perform a left click; toggle on to perform a right click.
# Optional click (Can be very handy)
By default, if the selected element is missing, Axiom will throw an error and stop the run. However, in some cases, you may want to click on an element that is not always present. If you check this box, the error will be ignored and the run will complete.