IFTTT Flirts With The Fediverse, But Only For One Mastodon Server‽

IFTTT supporting Mastodon

Years ago, I tried (& failed) to convince IFTTT (which stands for If This, Then That) to embrace the Fediverse by adding support for Mastodon in the hope it would encourage IFTTT to embrace other ActivityPub services that I actively use (specifically Pixelfed, WriteFreely & Misskey).

It appears that IFTTT finally did add support for Mastodon sometime in January of 2024, albeit with a face-palming caveat.

At IFTTT, we know that every thing works better together. We are constantly adding new services that can be integrated with the 900+ apps, devices, and platforms available on IFTTT.

New services

With new services joining IFTTT every week, there are always new opportunities to transform the way you integrate and connect with the things in your life.

Mastodon.Social

Mastodon is an open-source, decentralized social networking platform that allows users to connect and communicate with others in a federated manner. Launched in 2016, Mastodon offers an alternative to centralized social media platforms by giving users control over their data and the ability to choose their own instance, or server, to join.

Please note: You can only login with your mastodon.social credentials. If your account is hosted on a different server, you will not be able to log in here. (New on IFTTT)

I am not sure why IFTTT is limiting itself to just Mastodon Social (the flagship server). Still, for whatever reason, IFTTT does not understand the Fediverse or does not care (probably a mixture of both).

Most Mastodon users are not on the flagship server, which makes this feature worthless for most people.

Mastofeed icon

Mastodon users seeking to integrate third-party services into their account should visit Mastofeed by Alex Barredo (@barredo@mastodon.social), as you will be able to choose which Mastodon server you want to interact with online.

👨🏾‍💻 by Darnell Clayton 🔛 @darnell@darnell.day

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