Changes made by Google force IFTTT to end most Gmail triggers and actions
IFTTT is a free app available from the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. The initials stand for "If This Then That," and the app allows a smartphone user to set up certain actions that are set off by a trigger. For example, you can set up your phone to send an email to your spouse whenever you arrive at work in order to let him/her know that you've arrived safely. There are a number of different events that can be triggered since IFTTT works with over 600 different apps.
Last week, IFTTT announced that its Gmail triggers and Create a draft action will no longer be available after March 31st. Users will still be able to use the Send an email and Send yourself an email actions. This is being done because of changes Google is making to its Application Programming Interface (API) settings. These are software programs that allow two apps to communicate with each other. With the changes that Google is making, IFTTT says that had it done the work necessary to keep all of its Gmail capabilities running, the experience of using the app would be degraded.
As IFTTT points out, this action does not affect any other triggers and actions that can be set up with other Google apps.