How To Use IFTTT To Amp Up Your Social Media

If you’ve never used IFTTT (If This Then That), you should definitely take a look at this FREE resource!

In a nutshell, IFTTT allows you to set up “recipes” that run in the background and connect sites and apps together to create useful processes. These recipes can really help to amp up your social media game and save valuable time.

Here is an example of one of my favorite recipes:

What this means is that when I post a photo to Palm Beach Opera’s Instagram account, it automatically saves it to a folder in my Dropbox. Because of the strictly mobile-based interface that Instagram has, this allows me to save all of the photos that I’ve posted not only to possibly use again on other social media platforms, but also to archive and share them with my team. IFTTT does this automatically without me having to take the extra time to do it myself.

Now that you get the picture, here are some more of my favorite recipes that you might want to try:

Save every tweet to Google Drive

Every time you tweet, it will be saved to a Google spreadsheet. This is super handy for keeping a record of what you tweet but also to search past content.

Share Instagram photos on Twitter

Game changer! All of your Instagram photos will go directly to your Twitter as native photos!

Save Instagram photos to Google Drive

Any photo you post to Instagram will be archived in your Google Drive (just in case you don’t use Dropbox).

Find Instagrammers in my neighborhood

If you’re looking to find influencers on Instagram in your area or just looking to connect with people nearby on the day of an event, this recipe will send you a handy email digest of everyone who posts to Instagram with in the geographical region that you select.

Share Instagram photos on Flickr

If you use Flickr to share or embed photos (which is, by the way, a super handy way to show updated photo galleries on your website), this is a great way to automate some of that content.

These are just a sample of the thousands of available recipes on IFTTT. If you need something more custom, you can also make your own recipe!

Are you using IFTTT? Share your favorite recipe in the comments below!

About Ceci Dadisman

Ceci is the Director of Communications at Palm Beach Opera where she specializes in the integration of digital marketing and technology into traditional marketing methods. During her time at Palm Beach Opera, she has brought Palm Beach Opera to the forefront of the digital and new technology realm proving that companies of all sizes and budgets can do great things in the world of digital marketing. A frequent public speaker, Ceci is known for her easy going and vernacular style, she creates open learning environments with an emphasis on information sharing and useful takeaways. She is on the National Arts Marketing Project Advisory Committee, the Palm Beach County Cultural Council Marketing Committee, is the Immediate Past President of Femfessionals West Palm Beach, the Immediate Past President of the South Florida Chapter of the American Marketing Associatio n, and is the OPERA America Marketing Network Chair. She is currently heading up the new West Palm Beach Chapter of Girl Develop It which focuses on teaching women how to code. Ceci was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA and graduated from West Virginia University with a music degree in vocal performance.

Originally published at on October 19, 2015.

Keynote Speaker. Communications Strategist. Arts Marketer. Native Pittsburgher. WVU Mountaineer. Trekkie. INTJ. Mom.

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