How to save time with automation

There are several ways to save time with automation, but if you have to waste time using these methods, then what’s the point? IFTTT is as fast as it gets!

How to save time with automation

First step: choose the If This service

IFTTT if this
First step: If This

Then you get a list of services IFTTT can have access to. Of course you’re gonna need to log into your account per service you hook-up to.

Let’s choose Instagram for this example, in order to create the famous Image Tweet.

Second step: choose the If This action

IFTTT Twitter hashtag
Enter the hashtag you want IFTTT to look for

Using the New photo by you with specific hashtag action will let you filter manually which ones to put on Twitter, in case not all of them should be reposted there.

Third step: choose the Then That service

IFTTT then that
Third step: Then That

Clicking on the blue plus sign this time will show a list of services again, but this time your choice will open up reaction options.

So let’s choose Twitter.

Fourth step: choose the Then That action

As we said earlier, the fourth step is about choosing the service that should react to your action. We will choose the Post a tweet with image action so that it will ask for an image source in order to post an image.

Fifth step: complete the action fields

Just like earlier when we chose the hashtag, this time we have two fields into which we need to insert values. Since IFTTT is all about saving time, these fields are already filled out for us, but we can change them if needed.

IFTTT Twitter Image Tweet
Make sure the fields are correct and click “create action”

Last step: review and finish

Just make sure that everything is correct, change the description if you want, choose whether or not you would like to receive a notification every time the applet launches, and go!

IFTTT review
Review and finish

My favorite applets:

  • Getting push notifications from certain blogs mentioning certain keywords.
  • Adding potential leads to a Google Sheet.
  • Cross posting several elements from certain platforms to other platforms.
  • Receiving emails from thought leaders and influencers and arranging them in folders according to a subject or keyword.

The limits of this tool are confined by your imagination, so get automatin’!

Don’t forget to tell us what your favorite applets are in the comments section!

How to save time with automation
There are several ways to save time with automation, but if you have to waste time using these methods, then what’s the point? IFTTT is as fast as it gets!

Author: Shay Stibelman

Digital marketing consultant in Milan, Italy. Born in Israel, raised in Germany by Russian parents.

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