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I contacted IFTTT support and they told me that this is currently not possible (within IFTTT) but that they'll take it as feedback for future enhancements. So, the answer would appear to be "you can't". I'd love to see some ideas for alternatives using a third-party solution.


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This varies depending on the type of channel being used. Although the official answer is that tasks poll for new trigger data every 15 minutes. anyone who has actually used their service will know this is obviously wrong in many cases. Here is what I have found for the time it takes for the trigger to initiate the task: SMS (texting your IFTTT number) ...


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If This Then That added a channel called "Maker" which supports an action that allows you to send a request to a specific URL with several options. Method (get, post, delete) content type, and content. It also has a new trigger channel so you can trigger an IFTTT recipe by sending a web request to IFTTT with up to three parameters. Detailed information can ...


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I use this formula to convert the date time values IFTTT spits out to a useful format: =VALUE(SUBSTITUTE(A1, " at ", " ")) Where A1 is the cell containing the date string This gives you a decimal number that you can format as "Date Time".


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Having done tests on four possible cases, these are the results: Left in inbox unopened - picked up by the trigger Left in inbox opened - picked up Archived unopened - not picked up Archived opened - not picked up So the relevant factor is whether the email is still in the inbox. You can take a look at it, but not archive it otherwise it won't be picked up ...


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There is a way to do it, however it can be a bit complicated and requires a unix web host with php 5, so be warned. Step 1 The first thing you have to do is add the maker channel. You do this the same way you'd add any other channel, by clicking "channels" at the top of the page and searching for it, then clicking on it and pressing the "add channel" ...


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After testing many different solutions (see my question above for more information), I discarded my approach to use Email. Instead I've subscribed to the RSS feeds of the newsletters and use IFTTT recipes to automatically save new feed items to Pocket. Subscribe to the feed(s) via RSS Create a new IFTTT recipe Choose Feed trigger channel Choose New feed ...


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At the bottom of the settings page there is a link: I’d like to deactivate my account. (You can get to the settings page by clicking your account name in the upper right corner then choosing "Settings".) They note on the subsequent page that Deactivating your IFTTT account is permanent and cannot be undone. Enter your password to complete the process. ...


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Tasks do poll for trigger data every 15 minutes officially, but there's some nuance to this that might be helpful to people who don't work with web services. Polling means requesting new info periodically. Every IFTTT recipe has two sides - the If This (trigger) side, and the Then That (action) side. The trigger represents the search for something to ...


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Zapier co-founder here, for anyone else curious about how you might do this yourself, Github has really killer API docs which show how to use their API to read/create your gists. Its kind of annoying as you'll have to "poll" for new entries and compare them across time, but it isn't infeasible. Using a standar RSS reader like Google reader is a simple ...


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No, it's not the same as Hangouts. Gtalk is more or less replaced by Hangouts. The IFTTT channel was quite limited in any case, but it won't work with Hangouts at all.


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There is a clear option for using your Facebook Page while creating a recipe. I am not sure if you tried that.


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I was just looking for a similar feature in IFTTT, but then discovered that Zapier (kind of) supports this. They're not proper regex's but it does pattern matching of sorts https://parser.zapier.com Might be good enough for what you need!


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It doesn't look like it. They have the trigger half of the solution with the Date & Time channel. You can set actions to trigger on certain days of the week at certain times. So imagine one recipe to turn your Google Voice recipe on at 9am and one to turn it off at 5pm. However, the IFTTT channel has no actions to do anything like turn on or off a ...


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Yes there is an (unofficial) way. I developed a tool for this. You can consult this post: https://grapeot.me/adding-a-delay-to-ifttt-recipes.html Example usage: http://lab.grapeot.me/ifttt/delay?event={EVENT}&t={DELAY IN MINUTES}&key={YOUR KEY} {YOUR KEY} is the key in IFTTT Maker Channel. More details are available in the post.


5

It is not possible to make a request like this to your external site. The site must be one of the services featured on the IFTTT page.


5

I ran into the same limitation and started developing a cloud application which allows you to exactly that. It's basically an extension for IFTTT with the capabilities to store variables and execute some basic logic. It's not as user-friendly as IFTTT, so it's good if you have a basic understanding of variables and so on. Check it out at apilio.io and let ...


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Unfortunately, the Instagram API does not allow for posting to Instagram. It can only be used to get information from Instagram. That's why IFTTT and Zapier aren't going to be able to help you here. Consider using Instagram as your starting point. For instance, post to Instagram and automatically also post to Tumblr.


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As mentioned in How do I connect Google + with Twitter? the lack of full read/write API for Google+ means that you can't directly tweet to G+ as of yet. However, there are browser extensions and third-party services that allow you to cross-post. Google+Tweet allows you to integrate Twitter into your Google Plus account. Certain applications, such as ...


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So the awesome guys at IFTTT sorted this out for me: [embed]{{FlickrUrl}}[/embed]<br> {{Description}} The [embed] tags were the answer !


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I have a slightly hacky solution for creating an IFTTT timer / delay; I'll use the wemo as an example: When the wemo turns on, have another recipe to detect that and create a google cal event via the google cal channel. Here's the key, use a google cal with the time zone set behind your actual time zone. Eg if you're in the Eastern time zone, set the cal to ...


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[Further updates to this answer added below the original answer on 4th January 2013] If all you're looking to do is push new articles to dropbox, you could base your recipe on this one: https://ifttt.com/recipes/59335 From your recipe it looks like you're trying to append each new article to a text file but that you're also trying to create a new file title ...


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Julien from Superfeedr here. We are polling and parsing feeds on behalf of IFTTT. I just things on our end and, at this point, we are able to fetch and parse the feed... However, it's ugly: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1" ?> <rss version="2.0" xmlns:atom="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom"> <channel> <atom:link href="http://...


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Unfortunately, this is actually an issue on Google's end. There is a limit of 400,000 cells, (source) or 2 million cells (for the new Google Sheets) per spreadsheet. (source). When IFTTT reaches this limit it makes a new spreadsheet. One temporary way to get around this limit is by deleting the columns you don't need (for example columns E onwards). This ...


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If the if trigger is Gmail being starred, then there is a {{bodyplain}} ingredient. You can add this to an Evernote note for your Do.


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getpocketrocket.com is a service that sends you one article per day to your provided email and subsequently archives the article in your Pocket account. As of July 2015, the service is free of charge.


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I entered A human favorited a tweet<br> {{Text}} (@{{UserName}})<br> {{LinkToTweet}} and got the following on FB. Seems to work.


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The help page make it clear: How do I delete my IFTTT account? Please contact support@ifttt.com with your IFTTT username.


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It's true that IFTTT's GTalk channel doesn't work with Hangouts, but I found a similar service, Zapier, that does. It's geared more towards business users, so the connected services include more service apps and less social media, and the free version is limited to 5 recepies (or Zaps), but it's something.


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