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IFTTT literally means IF This Then That. IFTTT is basically a free online service that allows you to use the internet to create shortcuts.By connecting your social platforms, blogs, apps, webmails, and other web-based platforms available; which they call Channels; to monitor Triggers and perform specific Actions, based on the Recipe

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HOW TO USE IFTTT

Tutorial no. 2013-0025

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Create an account.Copyright 2013 2012 -- www.livingavirtualassitantlife.wordpress.com2

OPEN YOUR FAVORITE WEB BROWSER.

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GO TO WWW.IFTTT.COM

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CLICK ON JOIN IFTTT.

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THE SIGN UP FORM APPEARS.

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ENTER YOUR CHOSEN USERNAME.Note: Use letters and numbers only.

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ENTER YOUR EMAIL.

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ENTER YOUR CHOSEN PASSWORD.

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RE-ENTER YOUR CHOSEN PASSWORD.

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CLICK ON CREATE ACCOUNT.

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YAHOO! YOU NOW HAVE AN IFTTT ACCOUNT.

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READ THE ABOUT IFTTT TO KNOW MORE ON IFTTT.

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Adding ChannelsCopyright 2013 2012 -- www.livingavirtualassitantlife.wordpress.com14

CLICK ON CHANNELS.

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THIS IS THE CHANNELS PAGE.

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CHANNELS IN COLOR ARE CONNECTED.

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CHANNELS IN GRAY ARE UNCONNECTED.

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LETS CONNECT A CHANNEL.

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CLICK ON FACEBOOK.

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THIS APPEARS.

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CLICK OF ACTIVATE.

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YOU WILL BE PROMPTED TO LOG IN TO FACEBOOK.

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ENTER YOUR EMAIL.

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ENTER YOUR PASSWORD.

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CLICK ON LOG IN.

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CLICK ON LOG IN WITH FACEBOOK.

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CLICK ON ALLOW.

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YOUR FACEBOOK CHANNEL IS NOW ACTIVATED.

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EXPLORE THE FEATURES OF YOUR CHANNEL.

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USE EDIT CHANNEL TO EDIT THE CHANNEL SETTINGS.

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TO DISCONNECT A CHANNEL, USE THE DEACTIVATE BUTTON.

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USE THESE BUTTONS TO EDIT SETTINGS ON FACEBOOK.

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CLICK ON CHANNELS.

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NOTICE NOW THAT FACEBOOK IS IN COLOR.

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Create RecipesCopyright 2013 2012 -- www.livingavirtualassitantlife.wordpress.com36

LETS CREATE OUR FIRST RECIPE.RECIPE

IF THIS THEN THATTRIGGER ACTION

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FOR EXAMPLE.RECIPE

IFNew status message by you

THENPost a tweet

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CLICK ON CREATE.

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CLICK ON THIS.

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A LIST OF CHANNEL APPEARS.

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CLICK ON FACEBOOK.

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A LIST OF TRIGGERS APPEARS.

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CLICK ON NEW STATUS MESSAGE BY YOU.

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CLICK ON CREATE TRIGGER.

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USE THE "BACK" BUTTON.

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OR SCROLL BACK TO THE PREVIOUS STEP ANDCopyright 2013 2012 -- www.livingavirtualassitantlife.wordpress.com48

USE THE RESTART FROM HERE" BUTTON.

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CLICK ON THAT.

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THE LIST OF ACTION CHANNEL APPEARS.

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THE LIST OF ACTION CHANNEL APPEARS.

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CLICK ON TWITTER.

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A REQUEST TO ACTIVATE THE CHANNEL APPEARS.

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CLICK ON ACTIVATE.

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THIS APPEARS.

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THIS APPEARS.

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ENTER YOUR TWITTER LOG IN INFORMATION.

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CLICK ON AUTHORIZE APP.

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CLICK ON DONE.

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CLICK ON CONTINUE.

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A LIST OF CHANNEL ACTION APPEARS.

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CLICK ON POST A TWEET.

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THIS FORM APPEARS.

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GO TO FACEBOOK INGREDIENT.

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CLICK THE ARROW DOWN KEY.

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CLICK ON STATUS MESSAGE.

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YOU NOW SET UP THE ACTION.

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IF YOU WANT, YOU CAN ADD MORE MESSAGE IN THE BOX.#myfacebookstatus

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CLICK ON CREATE ACTION.

#myfacebookstatus

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TYPE IN A DESCRIPTION OF YOUR RECIPE.

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CLICK ON CREATE RECIPE.

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YOUR RECIPE IS SAVED IN YOUR MY RECIPE PAGE.

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TRY THIS!

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POST A MESSAGE.

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POST A MESSAGE.

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YOUR STATUS APPEARS ON YOUR TWITTER IN MINUTES.

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CLICK ON BROWSE.

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HERE IS THE BROWSE RECIPE PAGE.

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2 WAYS TO SEARCH FOR RECIPES

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THIS IS THE SEARCH BOX.

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ENTER YOUR SEARCH QUERY.

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CLICK ON SEARCH.

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A LIST OF SHARED RECIPES OF YOUR QUERY APPEARS.

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GOING BACK TO THE BROWSE PAGE, LOCATE FILTER.

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CLICK ON FILTER.

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A LIST OF CHANNELS APPEAR.

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CHOOSE A CHANNEL, FOR EXAMPLE WORDPRESS.

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YOU WILL SEE A LIST OF RECIPES WITH WORDPRESS IN IT.

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LOOK HERE FOR OPTIONS TO NARROW DOWN YOUR SEARCH.

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SORT THE RECIPES BY THE TRIGGER OR ACTION YOU WANT.

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FOR EXAMPLE, CLICK ON TRIGGER.

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CLICK ON THE DROP DOWN ARROW KEY.

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SELECT THE TRIGGER YOU WANT.

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CLICK ON THE SORT DROP DOWN ARROW.

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THEN SORT WHATS HOT, NEW OR POPULAR RECIPES.

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LOCATE THE RECIPE YOU WANT FROM THE LIST.

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CLICK THE IMAGE, RECIPE TITLE OR THE RIGHT ARROW TO VIEW.

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READ THE DETAILS OF THE RECIPE.

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LOCATE THE RECIPE SETTINGS.

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ACTIVATE CHANNELS WHEN PROMPTED.

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PROVIDE THE NECESSARY INFORMATION.

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CLICK ON ACTIVATE.

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CLICK ON DONE.

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YOU CAN EDIT THE ACTION SETTINGS HERE.

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SIMPLY CLICK ON THE + BUTTON...

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THEN SELECT THE INGREDIENTS YOU NEED TO INCLUDE.

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CLICK ON ADD INGREDIENT.

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CLICK ON USE RECIPE.

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THIS IS NOW SAVED AS YOUR PERSONAL RECIPE.

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YOU CAN EDIT THE RECIPE DESCRIPTION HERE.

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HERE, YOU CAN ALSO DO FURTHER CHANGES ON THE ACTION SETTINGS.

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JUST CLICK UPDATE TO SAVE ANY CHANGES MADE.

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WHEN DONE, CLICK ON MY RECIPES.

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NOTICE NOW THE RECIPE IS LISTED IN YOUR RECIPE SECTION.

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GO TO YOUR MY RECIPES PAGE.

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TO SHARE A RECIPE, CLICK ON THE SHARE ICON.

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HERE, YOU CAN EDIT THE RECIPE BEFORE SHARING IT.

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TYPE IN A NOTE TO DESCRIBE YOUR RECIPE.

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YOU CAN ALSO MAKE CHANGES TO THE RECIPE'S ACTION HERE.

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CLICK ON SHARE RECIPE.

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YOU NOW SUCCESSFULLY SHARED A RECIPE.

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TO VIEW YOUR SHARED RECIPE, CLICK ON MY RECIPES.

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CLICK ON THE SHARED TAB

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AND SEE A LIST OF YOUR SHARED RECIPES.

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HERE, YOU CAN SEE HOW MANY USED YOUR RECIPE.

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MORE NOTES

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MORE NOTES

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YOU CAN TURN OFF ANY RECIPE FROM THE MY RECIPES PAGE.

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TO TURN OFF A RECIPE, JUST CLICK ON THE POWER BUTTON.

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THE RECIPE TURNS GRAY WHEN TURNED OFF.

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TO TURN ON A DISABLED RECIPE, JUST CLICK THE POWER BUTTON.

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TO DELETE A RECIPE, JUST CLICK ON THE TRASH BUTTON.

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THAT IS HOW YOU USE IFTTT.

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