Questions tagged [if-this-then-that]

If This Then That (IFTTT) is a web application that connects the APIs of multiple popular web applications to allow actions to be taken on a destination site when an event occurs on a source site.

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How long is the delay between IFTTT trigger and posting action?

How long does it take for IFTTT to notice that a trigger has occurred and for IFTTT to fire off the event? The IFTTT website is absent of any documentation.
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IFTTT: Can you specify a delay for an action?

I've a specific use case, where once an If-this-then-that trigger happens, I want an action to occur, but I do not want that action to happen for at least 30 minutes. When a WeMo switch is switched ...
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Can I set an IFTTT recipe to only run at a specific time?

I'm using a neat little IFTTT recipe that automatically responds to text messages I receive through Google Voice. This one, to be precise. I only need it to run when I'm at work, so I've been turning ...
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Using two arguments / triggers in an IFTTT recipe

I'd like to use two arguments / triggers in an IFTTT recipe. What I want to do is : IF time is 08:00 AND weather is <15° THEN Turn on WeMo switch (which I have connected to the heater in my ...
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Run custom script as part of IFTTT recipe

I've just stared using IFTTT and one of the things I want to do is if A NEW TUMBLR POST IS PUBLISHED run my-site.com/my-script.php To do this it really needs to be able to ping the URL my-site.com/...
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Is there a way to automatically extract information from emails (e.g. regex prices on gmail)?

Every month I get an email from my mobile carrier which tells me how much money my contract has cost me the last month, and I'd like to be able to form that into an iOS notification with IFTTT. The ...
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Can I create multiple e-mail channels in If This Then That?

I've just been sent a link to If This Then That and it looks like it might be very useful. You have various "channels" for the "this" and "that" actions, one of them being e-mail. So you can set up a ...
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Format date ingredient in IFTTT channel

I'm trying to create a recipe similar to this one where I record all of my Foursquare check-ins on a particular day to a single note for that day in Evernote. Unfortunately, the {{CheckinDate}} ...
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Using IFTTT to scrape a site - Court Forms [closed]

I'm wondering if there's a way to watch a website for changes, even if the site doesn't have a web feed. Specifically, I'd like to watch various state's court form websites for updated forms. http://...
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Does IFTTT's Gmail to Dropbox recipe still work if I archive the email manually?

I have an IFTTT recipe which monitors my Gmail inbox and appends the subject line and body of the email to a file on my Dropbox. The problem is it seems to only check once every 10 - 20 minutes or so. ...
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Date and time format

I have lots of dates in the first column in the format output by IFTTT: August 23, 2010 at 11:01PM Is there a way to get them formatted in a way that I can then use for date and time calculations? ...
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Save new emails/feed items to Pocket automatically

The Situation I've subscribed to some newsletters. These newsletters/issues come out on a weekly or daily basis. I'm able to receive most of these newsletters via Email and all via RSS. I want to save ...
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How to make ifttt posts to Facebook look like the manually added?

I'm trying to post blog updates to a Facebook fan page and my ifttt.com task is set up like this: But the result is not the same as manually adding a link from Facebook itself. I've create a picture ...
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Can I trust IFTTT with my data? [closed]

There are some IFTTT recipes that require a lot of trust. If its raining tomorrow, send me an email! requires access to all your Gmail content. Keeping all the images you upload to FB photos in one ...
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Automatically post to Instagram from Twitter / Facebook / Tumblr post?

I have a blog and various social media channels to which I regularly post a curated set of images. I'd like to automatically post to Instagram. My current multi-platform social media setup is like ...
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A daily “morning read” e-mail from Pocket

I use Pocket to save a list of articles I want to read, and my list has grown entirely too long. I'm trying to force myself to read an article a day to help clear out some of those articles; a great ...
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How to delete IFTTT account?

How can I permanently delete my account at IFTTT ? I could not find any help on the site, nor any information on the internet.
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Can I add the URL from a Facebook status update to a Google Spreadsheet with IFTTT

Would it be possible to save the actual URL where you can find the individual post to a new row in a Google Spreadsheet from Facebook to Google Drive Spreadsheets? (You can get to the FB status URL ...
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How do I insert a line break in an IFTTT recipe?

How can I insert a line break in an IFTTT recipe I am using to send Favorited Tweets to Facebook? Right now everything just runs together in one paragraph and looks very cluttered. Here's the recipe: ...
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How do I keep a new line character in an IFTTT recipe

I am using IFTTT.com to watch my Flickr photostream and make a WordPress post. The IFTTT recipe uses: {{FlickrUrl}}<br> {{Description}}<br> <a href="{{FlickrUrlShort}}">via Flickr&...
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Does Facebook block IFTTT backup recipes?

I've started using this IFTTT recipe to automatically backup all Facebook status updates / posts to Evernote (so I can finally make them searchable). However, it doesn't seem to do anything - no ...
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If I need to pick up my kids, then add a reminder

I've just signed up for If This Then That and I'm trying to compose a recipe for the following situation. My kids don't have their own Google Calendar accounts; we use the family account for ...
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Why does IFTTT dislike this RSS feed?

I'm trying to get IFTTT to send me an email from this minimal test feed I created: http://iftttrss.99b273199898d3dbd62e8db4ad65cf7f.madis.db.bcinfo3.barrycarter.info/ IFTTT accepts the feed when I ...
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URL manipulation in IFTTT

I have an IFTTT recipe that picks up {{EntryUrl}} from a trigger Feed | New feed item1 and then prints it to PDF through the action Dropbox | Add file from URL: http://do.convertapi.com/Web2Pdf?...
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IFTTT: How to email me my Feedly feeds once a day?

Is there a way for IFTTT to send me an email that contains all my Feedly feeds (or a specific source) within a 24 hour period, instead of sending me an email on every article?
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IFTTT… sometimes forgets to Trigger

I'm testing RSS to Facebook. I made 3 different recipe, to see how they appear on a Facebook page. During one day, I saw that when I upgraded my RSS (sometimes), one or more of the 3 recipes didn't ...
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is there any way to limit IFTTT ingredient string?

I am using RSS feed to Email digest applet in IFTTT. There is one ingredient tag in RSS feed, {{EntryContent}}, that will rendered a full article. Is there any way in IFTTT applet to reduce the ...
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Post to Facebook page with IFTTT as post not as album

I want to post an image with text as a Facebook page post. There are three options on IFTTT: Text post (where it doesn't let me post images) Website (not what I'm looking for) Album post (posts as ...
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How to sync files from OneDrive to Dropbox?

The only way to sync photos on Lumia phone is via OneDrive, while I want to store them in Dropbox. The only plausible recipe on IFTTT is to sync Dropbox to OneDrive, not the other way around. How to ...
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Run Recipe on existing RSS entries

I've created a recipe to backup content published to an RSS feed, but it only runs on new items. I am hoping there is a way to get it to run on all the historical items to, so that I don't have to do ...
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How to save Facebook likes to Pocket?

For Twitter favorites, I am using IFTTT so that every time I favorite something on Twitter, a new entry is added to my Pocket queue. Could the same be achieved for Facebook likes somehow?
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How do I use IFTTT with Instagram posts that use multiple photos?

IFTTT has many recipes that backup, repost, etc when you post an Instagram photo. However, these only appear to work with Instagram posts that use a SINGLE photo. Since Instagram provides ...
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How to automatically reblog your Tumblr liked posts

Is there a way to automatically reblog1 the posts you like on Tumblr? I looked into IFTTT but couldn't find the right hooks. 1. On a different Tumblr, not the default one.
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Does IFTTT work with Google Hangouts?

The IFTTT site has a GTalk channel. Is that the same as Hangouts? In the GMail web page, we only have Hangouts, not chat.
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How to use ifttt to post Google+ updates to Facebook?

I found this recipe, but it doesn't work. I put in either https://plus.google.com/103156295300828440975 or http://plu.sr/feed.php?plusr=103156295300828440975, but I keep getting an error Trigger ...
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IFTTT - Grocery List Automation

Basically I'm trying to create a grocery list by sending a list of items to my Gmail. I'll create a rule that "stars" the Gmail based on the Subject Line "Groceries" then I want to take the body of ...
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Creating an RSS feed from multiple RSS feeds

I use Blogtrottr to receive RSS feed updates to my email inbox. However, it only allows me to create one email digest for one RSS feed. What I am thus looking for is a way to create an RSS feed from ...
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Posting more than 2,000 lines from IFTTT to a Google Sheets

I have an IFTTT trigger set up whose action is to add a row to a Google Sheets. Once the spreadsheet reaches 2,000 rows, IFTTT creates a new document with the title: Document Title (1) instead of ...
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Pointing IFTTT Recipe to a different Instagram Account

I am a teacher and have set up an IFTTT account to automatically post our classroom Instagram account photos to our classroom Facebook page. IFTTT automatically is connecting to my personal Instagram ...
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Select a Facebook Page for each Recipe in IFTTT?

I would like to select different Facebook pages for different recipes in my IFTTT. I don't see any option to select it once the channel is created. Is there anyway I can do this or I have to create a ...
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quickAdd events in X days from now

IFTTT recipe: if I send an email to the IFTTT trigger address tagged #m, quickAdd event to Google Calendar. Since it would be a cycle reminder, I want to add an event in 28 days. quickAdd does not ...
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How can I get a report of all Trello cards from certain list from several boards

I need to generate a daily report of all cards assigned to me that exist on a specific list in several boards. All my boards have the same structure so the naming of the lists is always the same. The ...
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How can I get ifttt to do automatic retweets that are formatted correctly?

I am trying to set up a recipe in ifttt.com to retweet everything from account samplesourceuser to account sampletargetuser (I have control over both accounts, names have been redacted of course). The ...
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Microsoft Lync Integration w/ IFTTT or Zapier? [closed]

I'm running Microsoft Lync for Mac (v14.2.1) on my work computer, where I do not have admin privileges. [NB: I think Lync is being renamed Skype for Business.] Lync should save conversation history, ...
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How to setup Shared Google Calendar Notifications upon Event Creation

I have a shared Google calendar that myself and one other person adds events to. Currently I use IFTTT to get an email each time an event is added. However this catches every event and does not say ...
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Gmail merges IFTTT emails into conversations even with different subjects

I have a IFTTT recipe, which mails me on new posts on a certain subreddit. The subject looks like: [IFTTT] {{Title}} via /r/{{Subreddit}} In Gmail I have a filter that filters on from:(action@ifttt....
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Can I do two actions separated by a delay of 30 minutes?

I would like to use IFTTT to turn on an outside light when triggered and then, automatically after 30 minutes, turn off the light. The trigger would be an SMS message and the switch is a Belkin WeMo ...
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How to retrieve tags from an Instagram photo?

I use IFTTT to put my liked Instagram photos into my Tumblr feed using this recipe. I would like to use the tags from the Instagram photo as tags for the Tumblr post, but the hashtags from the photo ...
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What is a straightforward way to send a signal to another app via IFTTT?

I've been doing some experimentation with If This Then That service. This service is a web application that allows you to concoct "recipes" between different "channels," e.g., send all my Tweets from ...
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Linking IFTTT to my Facebook business page, rather than my personal page

I want to get IFTTT to automatically put whatever I post on my Facebook business page into my Google+ Business page, Twitter, Panoramio, Flicker etc. However, when I try to link IFTTT to my Facebook ...