IFTTT Website Tutorial

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Published on March 13, 2014

Author: anchetajasmine

Source: slideshare.net


This is a step by step tutorial on how to use IFTTT Website.

IFTTT Website Tutorial

What is IFTTT?

IFTTT (short for IF This Then That)

is a service that enables users to

connect different web applications

(Ex: Facebook, Evernote, Dropbox, etc.)

together through simple conditional

statements known as Recipes.

IFTTT lets you create powerful

connections with one simple


Some of the words to be familiar

with are the following: Channels,

Triggers, Actions, Ingredients

and Recipe.


Channels are the basic building

blocks of IFTTT. Each Channel has

its own Triggers and Actions.

Some example Channels are:


The This part of a Recipe is a Trigger.

Some example Triggers are “I’m tagged

in a photo in Facebook” or “I checked

in on Foursquare.”


The That part of a Recipe is an Action.

Some example Actions are “Send me a

text message” Or “Create a status

message on Facebook.”


Pieces of data from a Trigger are called

Ingredients. For example, the Ingredients

of an Email trigger could be: subject,

body, attachments, received date

and the sender’s address.


Personal Recipes are a combination

of a Trigger and an Action from your

active Channels. Personal

Recipes look like this:

Shared Recipes are useful

templates shared by the IFTTT

community. Shared Recipes

look like this:

Let’s get started!

Locate your favorite browser.

Click icon

In address bar, Type: www.ifttt.com

Press Enter

Here’s the home page of IFTTT

For better experience of using the site,

let’s sign up for an account.


Fill this out for details and click

Create account button.


If creating an account is successful,

user will be redirected to dashboard:

To start, let’s click on Use button.

User will be redirected to this page:

To create a Recipe, click on Create

on the upper portion of the site.



Choose Trigger Channel

In our example, let’s use Twitter


User is asked to activate Twitter Account







This part is created, let’s do the

That part.


Click Google Drive









This Recipe means that if you post a

tweet including retweets in your Twitter account,

a document will be created in

your Google Drive account.

Congratulations! You’ve just created your

first Recipe. Do this for any other

applications in the list to to save

time and effort.

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