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IFTTT Is on Make — Now Use Applets in Your Scenarios

Jul 30, 2018 | 3 minutes

The IFTTT modules give you even more flexibility with your automations by letting you exchange data between a scenario on Make and an applet on IFTTT. 

Currently, the following modules are available: 

Trigger: Receive Data from an AppletAction: Send Data to an Applet 

So you might be wondering why on earth will Make create an integration with a competing product. 

The answer is simple — one of Make’s core USP is flexibility

With an array of powerful inbuilt modules, Make gives you 100% control over your data and allows you to play with it as you like. 

Taking this philosophy a step forward, the Make team decided to integrate with IFTTT for those of you running Applets but looking to build advanced Scenarios without having to move over all your integrations. 

Additionally, the Send and Receive modules can also be used to connect and control arbitrary IoT devices connected to IFTTT.

Check out the Integrations page to go over these as well as all available and upcoming integrations. 

Alright, let’s dive in!

How to receive data from IFTTT

Using the Receive data module, you can get data from an arbitrary trigger in the IFTTT applet. Follow the steps below to achieve this: 

Step 1: Create a new applet on IFTTT or go to an existing one that contains the trigger from which you’d like to send data to Make

  • Insert the action Webhook — Make a web request. The applet should look like: IfYour triggerthen Webhook — Make a web request

Step 2: Create a new scenario on Make using IFTTT — Receive data as the first module

  • Click the ‘Add’ button to create a new webhook

  • Name your webhook and click Save

  • Copy the newly generated webhook URL and let the webhook wait to receive sample data

Step 3: Go to IFTTT and in the settings of the Webhook — Make a web request action fill in the following values:

  • URL: Paste the webhook URL obtained from Make in the previous step

  • Method: POST

  • Content type: application/JSON

  • Body: JSON with data you want to send to Make

Example JSON:

The JSON can contain an arbitrary amount of values. Value1Label is a label of how the value will be presented in Make. {{Value1}} is an ingredient from the IFTTT trigger.

  • Turn your IFTTT applet on and run it once. This will send sample data to the Make webhook which had been listening for data

  • Once the webhook receives the sample data, click ‘OK’ to continue and use the data received from IFTTT in subsequent modules of your Make scenario.

Complete your scenario in Make and turn it on.

How to send data to IFTTT

Follow the steps below to send data from Make to a trigger in an IFTTT applet and run any IFTTT action using the Send data module: 

Step 1: Create a new applet on the IFTTT Platform (

  • Use Webhooks — Receive a web request as the trigger for your applet

  • Scroll below to enter an event name which you will need to enter when setting up the module on Make

  • Insert the action you want to control from Make. The applet should look like: IfWebhooks — Receive a web requestthenYour action

  • Activate your applet.

Step 2: Go to Make and insert the module IFTTT — Send data to your scenario that shall send data to IFTTT

Go to, click ‘Documentation on the upper-right corner and copy your key from the documentation page

  • Click ‘Add’ next to the Connection drop-down to create a new connection between Make and IFTTT. You will be requested to fill in the key obtained in the last step

  • Enter the event name that you had entered when creating the applet on IFTTT

  • Lastly, map the data in the fields Value1, Value2 and Value3. These values will be sent to IFTTT

Once your scenario setup on Make is complete, make sure you save it and turn it on to begin sending data to your newly created IFTTT applet. 

Now you can use this data in subsequent actions in your applet to achieve the intended integration! 

Happy Automating!


Arpit Choudhury

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