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What is an Applet?

In the past, you used IFTTT by adding Recipes, which were “if this, then that” connections between two services. Today, Recipes have evolved into Applets. Applets can do everything that Recipes could — and much more. They bring your services together, creating new experiences that you can unlock with a single switch. There are thousands of experiences to choose from, or you can create your own.


How do I find Applets?

  • Check out Applets We Love to see what’s new, and what our team is excited about. 
  • Explore our curated collections to see new ways to use IFTTT, organized by theme.
  • Discover new Applets using the Discover tab.
  • Search for Applets by your favorite brands and services.
  • You can also create your own Applets, if you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for. 


How do I create an Applet?

You can create an Applet on the IFTTT.com site or in our mobile apps.

On IFTTT.com

  • Navigate to your username in the upper right corner
  • Select New Applet from the dropdown menu
  • Choose a service
  • Choose a Trigger
  • Complete Trigger fields
  • Choose an Action service
  • Choose an Action
  • Complete Action fields
  • Click Finish

In the IFTTT app

  • Click the + icon at the top right corner
  • Choose a service
  • Choose a Trigger
  • Complete Trigger fields
  • Choose an Action service
  • Choose an Action
  • Complete Action fields
  • Click Finish

How do I edit an Applet?

You can edit an Applet by clicking on the Settings icon.

The Settings icon is located

  • At the bottom of your personal Applet page (on IFTTT.com).
  • In the upper right corner (in the IFTTT app).
  • Click Update to finalize any changes.


How do I turn off an Applet?

You can turn off your Applet by toggling the On icon located next to your Applet. It will switch to Off.


How do I delete an Applet?

  • If you’ve created an Applet using the Create Applet tool, you can delete using the IFTTT app. Start by clicking on the Settings icon
  • The Settings icon is located in the upper right corner of the Applet card
  • Scroll down and click Delete to remove the Applet


How often do Applets run?

It varies, depending on the Applet. Some Applets run within seconds, while others run every 60 minutes. On average, most Applets run within 15 minutes of being triggered. 


How do I view my Applet activity?

Your Applet activity page shows the most recent services and Applets you’ve added or made updates to. You can find your activity page on ifttt.com or in the IFTTT app.

  • Navigate to your My Applets page
  • Switch tab to Activity
  • Expand Applet to view Applet run details


Do all Applets run through the ift.tt url shortener?

You can opt out of having IFTTT auto-shorten your urls.

  • Sign in to your account preferences.
  • Go to URL shortening.
  • To opt out of using URL shortening uncheck the Auto shorten URLs box.
  • Save your changes by clicking Update.

Click here to use your own bit.ly account.


Can I publish or share an Applet?

We don’t currently support publishing personal Applets. You can share the Applets already live on ifttt.com — just copy the URL.