The Big List of IFTTT Recipes: 34 Hacks for Hardcore Social Media Productivity

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gear shiftWe are all about working smarter here at Buffer. Our focus on improvement and efficiency has led us to blog smarter, share smarter, and approach problems and activities with a fresh perspective of getting more done as quickly and simply as possible.

To that end, we love automation. We get a kick out of tools and apps that do some of our work for us, leaving us more time to invest elsewhere.

IFTTT is one of our favorite tools (and one that I’d imagine you might love as well). We use IFTTT in a number of neat ways here at Buffer, and there are loads of different options available through IFTTT for powering up your social media marketing. I thought I’d share a few of our favorites and some that might help you work smarter, too.

How IFTTT works: An overview

IFTTT (an acronym for If This Then That) connects two services together so that an action from one service triggers an action at another.

You could have an email trigger a tweet, or a Facebook post could trigger a download. I’m getting a little ahead of myself, though. There are lots of these connections (IFTTT calls them “recipes”) down below.

Once you sign up for your free IFTTT account, you start connecting different channels such as email or Facebook. IFTTT has 100 channels in all, and it is constantly adding to its lineup.

Here are the major social media services that work with IFTTT:

  • Facebook (profiles, pages, and groups)
  • Instagram
  • LinkedIn
  • Reddit
  • Twitter
  • Tumblr
  • YouTube

(No Google+ and no Pinterest yet, but as you’ll read below, there are some workarounds.)

Beyond social media services, IFTTT connects with a vast number of other channels, including both apps and hardware. These range from straightforward channels like email, text message, and GPS to unique and creative channels like electronic piggy banks and smart lightbulbs. Here is just a sampling of a few notable channels IFTTT can connect.

  • Pocket
  • Jawbone Up
  • Soundcloud
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Evernote
  • Buffer
  • Craigslist
  • Dropbox
  • Feedly

When you’re ready to get started with a recipe, you can browse the gallery of popular and trending recipes, or you can make one from scratch. Each channel has a landing page of its own, too, which explains all the possibilities you do with triggers and actions. (Click here for an example page for Twitter.)

Any recipe can be paused or stopped whenever you like, so feel free to experiment! We’ve got a great list of recipes to try below.

(At Buffer, we also use the premium automation service Zapier for a few of our more high-powered connections. Zapier lets you have five recipes free and then offers paid plans for those who interested in more. Zapier has more than 350 channels you can connect, compared to 100 at IFTTT. We enjoy using each service—they seem to each cater well to their unique audience.)

IFTTT recipes to supercharge Twitter

 

Save links from favorite tweets to Pocket (try it out!)

IFTTT Recipe: Save links from favorite tweets to Pocket! connects twitter to pocket

This recipe grabs the first link in a tweet that you’ve favorited and adds the article to your Pocket, a read-it-later app. You can also save links in this way to Instapaper or Evernote, if you prefer those services.  

When your Facebook profile picture changes, update your Twitter profile picture (try it out!)

IFTTT Recipe: When #Facebook profile picture changes, update #Twitter profile picture connects facebook to twitter

If you’re interested in keeping things uniform across your social media channels, this IFTTT recipe makes it quick and easy to keep a consistent profile image. Update on Facebook, and your Twitter profile changes, too. 

Add Tweets to a Google Spreadsheet (try it out!)

IFTTT Recipe: All your tweets in a Google Spreadsheet connects twitter to google-drive

This one has a huge number of variations, but the intent is pretty similar: You use this recipe to create an archive of what you’ve posted to social media. Here are a few ideas:

  • Save all your tweets to a Google Spreadsheet
  • Save all the links you tweet to a Google Spreadsheet
  • Save all your tweets with a certain hashtag to a Google Spreadsheet

You can do variations of this recipe with other social networks and other archiving apps (like Evernote).

You may enjoy using the resulting spreadsheet for weekly, monthly, or quarterly reviews of what you’ve posted, or you can keep track of tweets and links so you don’t repeat yourself with content. I’ve used a similar recipe for coming up with some of our content suggestions here at Buffer.

Buffer a tweet every time you favorite a story (try it out!)

IFTTT Recipe: Pocket favorite to Buffer connects pocket to buffer

Talk about a quick automation! I use this one regularly to add my favorite articles from Pocket straight to my Buffer queue. The recipe grabs the default text from Pocket (the title and url of the post), and I can easily hop back into Buffer later to tidy up my queue and customize the information I want.

Create a Google Calendar view of your Tweet schedule via Buffer (try it out!)

IFTTT Recipe: A Google Calendar view of my Buffer schedule connects buffer to google-calendar

Editorial calendars are a fun way to keep track of the content you share, and IFTTT makes this look back easy and handy with an integration with Google Calendar. Connecting Google Calendar to Buffer makes it so that you can have each and every tweet added to your calendar for easy, visual reference of what your schedule looks like and what you’ve posted.

Automatically add to a Twitter list (try it out!)

IFTTT Recipe: Add Instagram photographers to a twitter list. connects instagram to twitter

I have quite a fondness for Twitter lists, which is why the list recipe comes in so handy for me. You can set up any trigger to add a name to your Twitter list (the one I have running currently is a connection with Soundcloud and Twitter that adds to a list all the bands I favorite).

One popular list recipe on IFTTT is adding people whom you’ve favorited to a list, or adding people who use a certain hashtag. There’s also the possibility to sync your Instagram favorites with a Twitter list, e.g. photographers you love.

Post Instagram photos as Twitter photos (try it out!)

IFTTT Recipe: Post your Instagram pictures as native Twitter pictures connects instagram to twitter

If you use Instagram and Twitter, you’ve likely run into the fact that the two sites don’t sync very well. An IFTTT recipe can help with this. You can have your new Instagram photos post as native photos directly to Twitter.

Other favorites:

IFTTT recipes to make the most of Facebook

 

Download photos you’re tagged in to Dropbox (try it out!)

IFTTT Recipe: Download any photos of me to dropbox connects facebook to dropbox

You can have IFTTT back up all your Facebook photos automatically with this recipe. The one above backs up those photos that have you tagged specifically, and there are other neat ways of setting the backups, too—back up everything, back up certain albums, etc.

Photos added to a specific album in iOS get added automatically to Facebook (try it out!)

IFTTT Recipe: Photos added to a specific album upload to Facebook connects ios-photos to facebook

If you snap a lot of photos on your phone, this one might come in handy. You can share directly to Facebook each time you take a photo and add to a specific album on iOS. (You can do the same with Instagram photos as well.)

Welcome new members to your Facebook group (try it out!

IFTTT Recipe: Say 'Hi' and welcome new members to your Facebook Group connects facebook-groups to facebook-groups

Automatically build a “Welcome!” workflow into your community management by running this recipe that says hello (or whatever else you like) each time a new person joins your group. The welcome message gets pushed to the Facebook Group timeline. You can also run this recipe with the message going to your personal timeline.

Send your Facebook Page posts to your Google+ page via Buffer (try it out!)

IFTTT Recipe: Facebook Page Posts go to Google+ via Buffer connects facebook-pages to buffer

Google+ is not one of IFTTT’s connected services, but you can do a neat little workaround using Buffer. In this example, each of your Facebook Page posts can be buffered to update your Google+ page. When you set up your Buffer, just be sure to select a Google+ page as your connected profile.

Send Pinterest board posts to your Facebook Page (try it out!)

IFTTT Recipe: Pinterest board posts to Facebook page connects feed to facebook-pages

Though you cannot update a Pinterest board with IFTTT, you can use a Pinterest board to update other social accounts. Pinterest recipes like this are hacked together with RSS feeds. You add .rss to the end of a Pinterest board url, so your final url will look like this: http://pinterest.com/username/boardname.rss.

If you’d like, your Pins can be triggers for updates to Facebook Pages, Tweets, Google+ posts (via Buffer), or even Tumblr.

Send new Facebook Page posts to LinkedIn pages, too (try it out!

IFTTT Recipe: If a new link is posted on my Company's Facebook Page, post the link on LinkedIn connects facebook-pages to linkedin

You may find that the content you share on Facebook and LinkedIn is quite similar in style and tone. If so, it might save you time to crosspost all your Facebook content straight to LinkedIn. To keep things as easy as possible, you can run this recipe so that you only have to publish updates once, yet both places will be updated.

Share your favorite YouTube videos to Facebook (try it out!)

IFTTT Recipe: Share your favorite YouTube videos to Facebook as link posts connects youtube to facebook

Each time you mark a YouTube video as a favorite, you can publish your activity to Facebook. Might be a great way to build some authority by recommending quality videos!

Other favorites:

  • RSS to Facebook page: Just like the Twitter RSS recipe, this one adds new posts from your chosen feed, and you can customize the way they’re worded and displayed on your timeline.
  • Archive Facebook posts to a Google spreadsheet: Keep a record of all your updates in a Google spreadsheet where you can analyze and organize as you like.

Assorted IFTTT social media and productivity recipes

 

Mark Watch Later on a Vimeo video, and save the video to Pocket (try it out!)

IFTTT Recipe: Mark Watch Later on Vimeo and save it to Pocket! connects vimeo to pocket

I use Pocket all the time. I rarely visit Vimeo. So this recipe saves me some time and energy by putting all the Vimeo videos I want to watch right into my Pocket feed. The same thing can be accomplished with YouTube, too.

Share your latest feedly subscriptions in Buffer (try it out!)

IFTTT Recipe: Use Buffer to share your latest Feedly sources connects feedly to buffer

Interested in letting your audience know where you curate all your cool content? This recipe shares the new RSS feeds that you add to Feedly, publishing them via your Buffer. (You can also publish directly to Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc. with a custom recipe.)

Send Feedly “Saved for Later” items to Buffer (try it out!)

IFTTT Recipe: Feedly Saved for Later Items to Buffer connects feedly to buffer

Another fun Feedly trick is to mark your favorite articles directly in Feedly and push these favorites into your Buffer queue. The recipe works similarly to the one above about starred articles in Pocket. It just comes down to which tools you use most (maybe both?).

Send any text message to a Twitter or Facebook queue via Buffer (try it out!)

IFTTT Recipe: Send IFTTT an SMS to be added to Buffer and posted to Twitter or FB at optimal time. connects sms to buffer

This recipe is perfect for when you’re out and about and inspiration strikes. You can send a text message that can go straight into your Buffer queue for your Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or LinkedIn account (whichever one you’ve connected). Your text update then gets published at an optimal time.

If you post a photo to Instagram, attach it to a Buffer post (try it out!)

IFTTT Recipe: Send Instagram pics to Buffer connects instagram to buffer

Depending on how you have your Buffer connected, this recipe could help you sync your Instagram to your Twitter, Google+, Tumblr, or any other number of apps. It’s a personal favorite of a few of us on the Buffer team.

Curate content by storing a set of links in a spreadsheet (try it out!)

IFTTT Recipe: Build a spreadsheet with tagged Pocket links connects pocket to google-drive

I use this recipe to collect top digital marketing links that I’ve read in Pocket, adding them to a spreadsheet that I can reference later.

Just plain fun IFTTT recipes

 

Wish people a happy birthday automatically on Facebook (try it out!)

IFTTT Recipe: Wish people a happy birthday automatically.  connects google-calendar to facebook

Never forget another friend’s birthday again with this automatic birthday greeting. The recipe checks your Google Calendar events for a certain keyword (e.g., “Birthday”) and sends a customizable update to your Facebook feed.

Let your Facebook friends know when an astronaut is hosting a Reddit AMA (try it out!)

IFTTT Recipe: Share with your Facebook friends when an Astronaut is hosting a new AMA connects reddit to facebook

Think your Facebook friends might be interested in astronaut knowledge? (I know mine would!) This recipe runs each time Reddit has an Ask Me Anything with an astronaut.

For those getting started with IFTTT, receive a new recipe in your email each day (try it out!)

IFTTT Recipe: Just getting started with IFTTT? Here's a recommended Recipe each day. connects ifttt to email

As this post has probably made you realize, there are a lot of different ways to use IFTTT to work smarter. If you’re interested in getting your feet wet, this introductory, daily email might be just the ticket.

Turn on a light show when you arrive home (try it out!)

IFTTT Recipe: Make a grand entrance with Philips Hue + IFTTT connects ios-location to philips-hue

IFTTT connects with the Hue lightbulb from Phillips, a smart lightbulb that can turn on/off and change lights digitally and remotely. One of Hue’s settings is a color loop—basically, a light show. When this action is connected to a GPS trigger like pulling into your driveway, you can set off a light show to greet you at the door.

Here’s a video of the color loop in action:

(The creator of the recipe notes that his kids think he’s magic because the lights dance every time he comes home.)

Other favorites:

Your turn: What recipes do you use?

As you can see, there are a huge number of tricks, tips, hacks, and recipes to run to help you work smarter and supercharge your marketing and productivity. I’ve collected all the ones mentioned here in a list on IFTTT. Here’s a sample platter graphic:

IFTTT social media hacks

Which IFTTT recipes do you use? What are you excited to try? I’d love to hear from you in the comments and see how we can all work a little smarter together!

P.S. If you liked this post, you might also like The Beginner’s Guide to Putting the Internet to Work for You: How to Easily Save 60 Minutes Every Day and 5 Unusual Ways to Start Working Smarter, Not Harder, Backed by Science.

Image credit: Wikipedia.

  • Allie

    Thanks for informing how IFTTT can play a great role in improving social media productivity.

  • Karthikeyan

    Was an active user, at one point in time i stopped as i didn’t manage the recipes well. My bad, but anyway not using it now.

    • http://blog.bufferapp.com Kevan

      Makes a lot of sense! I went through a spell where some of my recipes fell into disrepair, too. Would love to hear if you end up giving it a second look!

      • Karthikeyan

        No. Not going there one more time. The thing is I forget my IFTTT! One time I selected my WordPress to auto publish my articles to Social Media, unmindful of the fact that I already have a IFTTT for that and I ended up spamming others timeline

        • http://kevinebaugh.com Kevin Ebaugh

          @ratkutti:disqus Kevin from IFTTT here, mind reaching out if we can help out?: https://ifttt.com/help We’ll take a look.

          • Karthikeyan

            Thanks for reaching out Kevin. IFTTT is perfectly fine! :) Its me who screws up. :(

      • Sridhar Hari

        Hi Kevan, looking for some help on setting up IFTTT recipe to get a RSS feed to twitter but only for specific topics, using the item feed matches. for ex – ecommerce, shopping etc. i have recipes setup but dont seem to be doing the job. any ideas or examples? thanks

  • http://www.caelanhuntress.com/ Caelan Huntress

    I love IFTTT. You just made me love it more.

    • http://blog.bufferapp.com Kevan

      Right on, Caelan! It’s one of my faves! :)

  • AndreaLeyden

    I literally have this on my list to do today! I keep putting it off because I’m not sure how to do it so thanks for the tutorial, will dig into it later :)

    • http://blog.bufferapp.com Kevan

      How ’bout that timing, Andrea! So funny to think we were on the same page here. I’d love to know what recipes you end up using!

      • AndreaLeyden

        Been meaning to do it for ages. I set up a few recipes to help automate the syndication of our blog posts over at https://www.examtime.com/

  • http://thejakejordan.com/ baldjake

    Just jumped back into IFTTT and forgot how much I LOVE IT! Love that you put the links in the blog to just adopt the recipes. Great stuff Kevan.

    • http://blog.bufferapp.com Kevan

      Absolutely! So glad the links were helpful. :)

      Got any favorite recipes that you use?

      • http://thejakejordan.com/ baldjake

        I like a couple of these, but I’ll be browsing the recipe section again for more goodness!

  • Peter Peckarsky

    One issue that some people may have with the recipe that posts your Instagram photos to Twitter is that it does so for every picture. An alternative is to create a Tumblr account just for Instagram pictures that you want to share on Twitter. Then, connect that Tumblr account in the Instagram app. Finally, use the IFTTT recipe that automatically posts any pictures you share on your Tumblr page to Twitter. Now when you’re sharing a photo on Instagram, if you also want to share it on Twitter, just select the Tumblr sharing icon, and it will show up as a tweet with a picture preview :)

    • http://blog.bufferapp.com Kevan

      Love that workaround! Really creative! It’s awesome to know that laying a little groundwork can save you a lot of time in the future.

    • Albert Freeman

      Or you could have a recipe that only shares Instagram photos with a certain hashtag to Twitter, rather than all photos.

      • Nicole

        Was just about to disable that recipe. Good idea. Thanks!

  • Evan Dunn

    DUDE this is my jam. Use most of these already.

    My favorite for easy mobile content curation is feedly category > Pocket >Favorite-in-Pocket > Buffer (favoriting in Pocket feels a lot easier to me than using Feedly’s mobile app to save for later)

    Also, don’t you love that Hootsuite had to bow out from IFTTT? Made you guys the champions ;) I DID love how I didn’t have to have multiple IFTTT accounts for one client’s set of social networks with Hootsuite in IFTTT (each recipe could connect to a different social network in Hootsuite) but robustness is greater than cool features.

    • http://blog.bufferapp.com Kevan

      Wow, Evan! Are we basically the same person? :) So awesome to hear you use many of these recipes already. IFTTT first turned me onto Buffer however many years ago, and I find that it works as a sort of validation for new apps and tools. If they’re on IFTTT, then they’ve got to be good!

      Love how you use Pocket in that curation example. I run a pretty lean Pocket, but with your recommendation, I’m considering bumping it up via feedly. :)

      • Evan Dunn

        That’s a great way of thinking about IFTTT! But now I mostly feel too poor to own all those super cool home automation systems…

        The only thing I’m nervous about with IFTTT is if they roll out payment plans and limit popularly-used integrations to paid plans. Hopefully they don’t follow the metered payment style of Zapier and a couple others out there.

        Anyways, great work! These blogs are rocking.

  • VirtualAlex

    I use IFTTT to replicate my own tweets back into buffer so I can send the same tweet multiple times a day with little effort: http://agreeordie.com/automatically-replicate-your-own-tweets/

    • Steven Feeney

      Twitter blocks any tweet that is >90% replica of the original within 7 days. You can see it but no one else can. It is a shadow-tweet.

      I would recommend stopping this practice.

      • VirtualAlex

        Wow very interesting… That certainly doesn’t appear to the case however as both versions of my tweets often get interaction even if they are totally identical.

        • Steven Feeney

          Here is the Dev discussion regarding the issue (which fluctuates a bit) https://dev.twitter.com/discussions/800

          • VirtualAlex

            Certainly doesn’t seem definitive. I have yet to be penalized, and I have been using this method for 6+ months on multiple accounts. I have only seen very positive growth both in followers and interactions.

          • Steven Feeney

            Keep it up then :-)

  • http://www.arianabrowning.com/ Ariana Browning

    Okay now you just gave me a ton more awesomeness to look at. Love it! The three I used for my latest:

    Yesterday I created one for a Blogger label. Each of my guest posters are assigned a unique label (navigation purposes on my site) that I then made a Blogger Label to G+ recipe for. Now not only my blog posts go to G+, but so do theirs through my account.

    Then today I did a “Welcome New Members to FB Group” recipe so that if someone else adds a member, I still have the welcome to group prompt post. (Helpful time saver for me, while still remaining mannerly, which is a huge deal for me.) And the 3rd was to have a specific hashtag post that I share on FB to be shared into a specific group I admin. I ask daily questions (now 2x a day thanks to Buffer!) so now I can label just those posts with a hashtag that will then share the post into a group. I’m hoping that I can increase the engagement in my blogging group that way. I will get them chatting! :)

    Between Buffer and IFTTT, I am finding some great methods of increasing my presence (great for building my brand) while helping me share all the wonderfulness I find. Thanks for sharing this fabulous grab bag of ideas! I read a lot of these blogs, but don’t comment. I always find such great tips. I am grateful for everyone at Buffer providing such great content.

    • http://blog.bufferapp.com Kevan

      Thanks so much, Ariana! Sounds like you have some really helpful workflows in place. It’s awesome to see what you’ve done here!

  • http://www.mikerubini.com Mike Rubini

    Great recipes! I personally use the “RSS Feed –> Buffer” one. It works great, even if I started using more customizable services to do the same things (like dlvr.it). It also helps to have a Google calendar view of my Buffer schedule.

    Not related to social media: I filter emails from clients through Gmail and have IFTTT send me an SMS when a new email arrive, so that I can quickly reply.

    • http://blog.bufferapp.com Kevan

      Oh, that’s a brilliant one for your Gmail > SMS! It’s kind of like having one of those big red phones that the President has. When a VIP calls, it’s all hands on deck! :)

      • http://www.mikerubini.com Mike Rubini

        Yep! Of course you can use other pro services to do the same thing.. like AwayFind, but my solution is free =)

  • jonathanwesley

    Oh, man! Somehow I had completely forgotten about IFTTT! Found it when I was in grad school and too busy to make use of its magic. Thanks for the reminder, and for all the awesome new recipes! WOOOO!

  • http://bjornsennbrink.se Björn Sennbrink

    I had an issue a couple of weeks ago with IFTTT where I had a recipe that was auto-posting Buffer Tweets to Tumblr. I added a handful of tweets to my queue and when I checked my Tumblr all “tweets” had been posted. Any new Buffer post = All posts was published, even scheduled ones. So if you are planning to use Tumblr like I did it is much better to use Twitter as the trigger rather than relying on Buffer.

    • http://blog.bufferapp.com Kevan

      Good tip! Thanks for trying this one out in the real world. I know a lot of folks who enjoy using Tumblr as part of their social media grab bag. :)

  • Seb

    Is it just me or does the G+ workaround via Buffer take about 12 hours to trigger?

    • http://blog.bufferapp.com Kevan

      Oh, that’s no good, Seb! A 12-hour wait can’t be ideal there. I’ve yet to activate this recipe myself, so I’m afraid I can’t say whether or not I’ve experienced the same thing. I’ll give it a try and report back.

  • Agnes Dadura

    I think you’ve got all basic good stuff, plus some extras. It kind of depends what apps you’re using in general. Some other recipes I use:
    Post Instagram photos to Blogger
    Mark Youtube as “watch later” to add to Pocket
    Backup iPhone contacts to Google Drive
    Create Google Calendar event from Evernote
    Add new reminders (from iPhone) to Google Calendar

    • http://blog.bufferapp.com Kevan

      Love these, Agnes! You’ve got quite the recipe book there. :)

      • Agnes Dadura

        Glad you like them. Also, I’ve observed that once in a while Instagram blocks the IFTTT as it sees it as potential security threat. I have to reactivate it then again until the next time.

  • http://www.thewebsitemanagers.com/ Thea Woods

    Thank you so much for the detailed explanation, Kevan! Since learning more about IFTTT on your last post, I was amazed at its capabilities, but still a bit overwhelmed about where to start. This helps a TON!

    It’s amazing how many free automation tools there are to help us make our lives run more smoothly. These recipes might help our lives become even cooler than the Jetsons (minus the flying cars).

  • joshgates

    how about avoiding speeding tickets? IFTTT to the rescue with Foursquare/Twitter recipe:

    https://ifttt.com/recipes/109164-no-speeding-tickets-warn-friends-about-speed-traps

    • http://blog.bufferapp.com Kevan

      Haha, love this one!

      (The #popo tag is pretty great, too.) :)

  • Gent

    One of the best IFTTT recipes that I’ve ever used is the RSS to SMS one. I’ve got a few favorite blogs the posts of which I certainly don’t want to miss. So I want to be notified as soon as there is a new post via SMS. There’s one thing I recommend, though: don’t create recipes for many RSS feeds or you’ll stay distracted all the time and you’ll probably start ignoring the notifications.

  • http://www.gamepacific.com/ Xingyi Ho

    realising how crazy IFTTT is, thanks loads will definitely be picking them up along the way

  • Jevon Millan

    You can also send e-mail to Buffer from any channel via IFTTT. That will allow automation to all Buffer profiles, not just the one selected in the Buffer channel.

    • http://blog.bufferapp.com Kevan

      Great tip, Jevon! Yes, this would be awesome for those who want to mass-update their queues! :)

    • Readily Social

      Jevon, I’m intrigued and interested in your workaround with the buffer channel profiles but seem confused with how to do so. How do you access all buffer profiles when I have one buffer profile already selected (Twitter vs using both Twitter & G+)? Any help would be appreciated.

      Cheers mate!

      • Jevon Millan

        I set up IFTTT to send an e-mail to Buffer, which will put the content on all Buffer feeds. You can find your special Buffer e-mail when logged into your Buffer account at https://bufferapp.com/guides/email

  • Albert Freeman

    IFTTT is brilliant. I have a few recipes, such as one that copies my best Flickr photos to Facebook, and one that sends an email to my work address if I ‘save for later’ an article in Feedly (useful when I’m not at work). There are a few suggestions in your article I might start using too, so thanks.

    Of course, my most important recipe is the one that will automatically Tweet “Brrr, it’s cold” if I go to Antarctica:
    https://ifttt.com/recipes/168133-when-you-get-to-antarctica-tweet-that-it-s-cold

    • http://blog.bufferapp.com Kevan

      Haha, re: your Antarctica tweet: “0 uses” … so far!

      • Albert Freeman

        I rather hope it stays that way. ;)

  • http://tradlands.com/ Jeremy

    Has anyone ever run into a problem with IFTTT + Twitter? (was using the post IG to native twitter images) I was having problems with twitter randomly following large groups of people and sending spam dm’s. I unauthorized every connected twitter app and brought back one at a time until I ran into the problem again when I connected IFFTTT to twitter.

    • Jeremy

      PS forget to share that I now use Zapier for this automation. Works just as well.

  • http://www.postplanner.com/ Scott Ayres

    I dig the buffering of my favorited tweets, but wish it wouldn’t add “Favorite Tweet” when it goes out.. Anyway to get around that? or did I mess something up?

    • http://blog.bufferapp.com Kevan

      Oh, great question Scott! Yes, there is a spot in the creation process where you can edit the way the tweet gets Buffered. It’s kind of in an odd spot; I missed it completely my first time! If you go in to edit the recipe, you should be able to find the “Favorite Tweet” text and click and edit. Hope this helps! :)

  • Chris Noble

    Gold. Excellenet article mate.

  • Ethics & Psychology

    How do I add hashtags when I go from Blogger to Twitter? I would like my “labels” on Blogger to turn into hashtags on Twitter.

  • romuloff

    Thanks. But I would like 2 recipes I’m not finding anywhere:
    1- a recipe to welcome and say hi (facebook private message) to accepted new friend requests (from my side or the other).
    2- send facebook private message to someone that liked a fan page.

  • Clint Carlson

    I’m loving so much of this. My only issue is the misleading: “A Google Calendar view of my Buffer schedule” This is all good unless I change the staged content or date. How I wish Buffer provided a proper calendar that could sync and not just push out alerts when things are first created.

    • http://blog.bufferapp.com Kevan

      Hi Clint! Thanks so much for the awesome suggestion. It’s super helpful to get feedback like this, especially as we push ahead and seek to improve the product. I’ll be more than happy to pass your idea around with the team!

  • Felix Disselhoff

    The Google+-Recipe to post from Facebook via Buffer to Google+ just doesn’t work. Both accounts are connected. Am I doing something wrong?

    • http://blog.bufferapp.com Kevan

      Hi Felix! Sorry this isn’t working right. I’m hoping maybe I can help. When I’ve had trouble with this one before, it’s sometimes made a difference to disconnect the Buffer channel from IFTTT and then re-connect again. Would this maybe do the trick?

  • joinupdots

    This is amazing stuff. I have just discovered Buffer and IFTT and ill be honest its quite complicated to begin with. Is there a recipe that when a wordpress post is issued to the world, BUFFER can send to FB, Google+, LinkedIn and twitter all in one go (if it can do it at a scheduled time too when my FB fans are more active) then that would be amazing!!!!

    • http://blog.bufferapp.com Kevan

      Great one! Hmm, I think right now IFTTT allows you to connect one of your Buffer profiles (e.g., Facebook). What you might be able to do is create multiple IFTTT accounts and then get a new Buffer profile wired up to each? Sorry it’s not more straightforward than that!

  • Thomas Parkison

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