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Twitter is a fun social media but like all the others it can be time consuming. I love using If This, Than That to automate some of my online life. Today I wanted to share with you 30+ essential IFTTT Recipes for Twitter users.
Last fall, I introduced the online tool IFTTT, pronounced like “gift,” to you with 10 IFTTT Recipes for Bloggers that can help you automate your social media. IFTTT stand for “if this, then that.” IFTTT is a service that connects two unrelated services together using recipes. These recipes include a trigger and an action to create a specified result. Basically, when a specific trigger happens on a channel an action happens on another channel.
First a couple of definitions:
Channels are products and apps that are connected together to create Recipes.
Triggers are the “if” part of the recipes.
Action is the then part of the recipes.
Ingredients are the pieces of data from the trigger.
Recipes are connections between two products or apps. Recipes come in two categories “If” and “Do.” Do Recipes happen with the click of a button and are available as apps for Android and iOS platforms. If recipes run automatically in the background, making them HUGE time savers!
If recipes can be turned on and off.
Using IFTTT is very simple. Create an account for free and connect your social media channels of choice. The easiest way to connect your channels is to go to the channels list found here. Click on each channel, click activate, and complete the authorization process for each one. Once all of your channels are connected you are ready to explore the recipes and start automating your social media and blog.
Here are 30+ Essential IFTTT Recipes for Twitter Users
30+ Essential IFTTT Recipes
- Automatically add those who mention you to a Twitter List.
- Create a Twitter list of people who you “Favorite”.
- Create Twitter lists around a hashtag.
- Keep a record of all your tweets. Record All Your Tweets to Evernote.
- For Google Users Add Tweets to Google Spreadsheet.
- You can save your favorites with Save your liked tweets to Evernote.
- Use Save favorite Tweets to Pocket.
- Use Favorite Tweets to Google Spreadsheet if your a Google user.
- OneNote users try Send your liked (favorite) tweets to OneNote.
- Keep your profile pictures in sync with update your Twitter profile with your Facebook profile.
- Or keep Twitter updated by your Facebook Fan page profile picture.
- Automatically tweet out your WordPress blog posts!
- Or even better Tweet my WordPress Blog Posts with Images.
- Blogger Share your new Blogger blog posts to Twitter.
- Tumblr Tweet your new Tumblr posts.
- Cross posting automatically by tweeting out your Facebook updates.
- Cross posting automatically by tweeting out your Facebook photos.
- Automatically tweeting out your Facebook links.
- Switch it up and add your tweet to Facebook, just include the customizeable hashtag.
- Automatically tweeting out your Facebook fan/business page status.
- Cross post your Facebook Fan page photos.
- You can also switch it up by sending your tweets to your Facebook fan page.
- Post your Instagram photos as native Twitter photos all with a simple hashtag.
- Post new Instagram Videos to Twitter with an image.
- Tweet out your latest Youtube video.
- Share videos you like on Youtube to Twitter.
- Share your pins on Twitter.
- Share an image of your pins on Twitter.
- Add Periscope to your Facebook feed.
- Or add Periscope to your Facebook Fan Page.
- Easily thank someone for following you.
- Add new Twitter followers in a Google spreadsheet.
- Get an email notification when a specific user tweets.
- Or automatically retweet a specific user with retweet texts.
- Send out the same tweet everyday at the same time with this recipe.
- Auto-generate follow friday tweets from everyone you’ve favorited/liked over the week.
- Keep up with a hashtag by using Specific hashtag to Google spreedsheet.
Here are a few IFTTT Recipes that are just for fun.
- Find new people in your area to follow with Your Friendly Neighborhood Tweet Watch or you know, just be the nosy neighbor 🙂
- Let’em know you had a rough night with warn people if you haven’t slept well.
- Visiting the White House? Let Barack Obama know you’ve come to visit.
- Tweet NASA’s picture of the day.
- Hit your daily steps on Fitbit? Tweet it out with this recipe.
- This one could be very useful for parents. Or if my hubby ever joins Twitter! 🙂 LOL! Direct message someone when you are nearing home.
30+ Essential IFTTT Recipes for Twitter Users plus some fun ones too but there are many, many more. So go and explore IFTTT and see how you can put the internet to work for you. Be sure to check out my DIY Blogging Tips page for all my blogging related posts like 15+ places to get free photos and how to create an email signature.
Just an FYI, I have no affiliation with IFTTT, I just really like their service and thought you would too.
Have a blessed day!
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