Almost all of Gmail's IFTTT integrations will disappear this Sunday after Google's announcement announced that it will fundamentally change the way its email service processes APIs last October. Android Police notes that IFTTT will continue to be able to send e-mails starting next week by using the actions "Send E-mail" and "Send e-mail yourself" but can no longer trigger actions E Emails you receive.
IFTTT, which stands for "If This Then That," is a popular service used to merge various apps and smart home products into a single ecosystem using "triggers" and "actions." A typical Gmail If you receive an e-mail with a specific label (trigger), you can light your Philips Hue bulbs with a specific color (action).
The Gmail functionality of IFTTT previously worked on the APIs of the email service. However, these were thoroughly audited in the last year after they found that they allowed third party companies to randomly access people's emails. In October, Google announced that Gmail's guidelines for third-party services will be tightened and that all third-party apps will be reviewed to make sure they comply with the new rules. Google stated that access to existing services would otherwise be revoked after 31
In a blog post announcing the change, IFTTT said it was trying to find a way to comply with the new guidelines, which would be the case without "significant infrastructure changes". It said it supports Google's efforts to improve privacy and security.