If this, then that (IFTTT, for short) is an amazing tool that actually helps you automate your social tools in a way that will save users from having to perform the same rote tasks over and over. The beauty of IFTTT is that it integrates what’s happening around the internet and synthesizes it with your existing technologies.
The idea is simple, once you’ve authorized IFTTT to connect to your social media outlets, tools, and devices you can create “recipes” that follow “triggers” to automate actions across those mediums. For example, if a friend tags you an Instagram photo (the trigger) you can then make sure that photo is posted automatically to Twitter (recipe source) or sent to your SMS.
Before going into too much detail, I would strongly recommend anyone check it out. Different social media tools and devices are available to pull from but each one has certain limitations to what IFTTT is authorized to do on its behalf.
Here are my favorites (note, you may need to be logged in on IFTTT to see them):
- Thank a new Twitter Follower
- Save Facebook Photos you are Tagged in to Google Drive
- Add new movie releases to your Google Calendar
Find your favorite recipe here or create your own and share it with your friends!