How do I set up an IFTTT integration?

In addition to composing your own messages, your Vestaboard can also be configured to receive automated messages from your favorite third-party services using our IFTTT installable.
IFTTT helps connect all of your different apps and devices in one place. When you sign up for a free account, you can enable your apps and devices to work together to do specific things they couldn't do otherwise. Here's how it works:
      1. Create a free account.
      2. Browse the IFTTT website or app to find something that interests you.
      3. Connect the services that are involved in the applet or connection.
      4. Find more applets and connections, and repeat! 

To connect your Vestaboard(s) to IFTTT, first sign into web.vestaboard.com, navigate to the Installable Beta section, and enable IFTTT from the Discover section.

Installing IFTTT_1

Make sure you have selected the appropriate Vestaboard in the top right corner of web.vestaboard.com before configuring.

Once enabled, the IFTTT installable will pass over to ifttt.com/vestaboard to configure as many applets as you'd like. Start by clicking the Create button, which will drop you into IFTTT's "If This, Then That" configuration wizard:

IFTTT Make your own from scratchHere is an example of how to set up a daily Weather Report:

Weather Report

A couple of important reminders as you are configuring:

  • Vestaboard will always be the THEN THAT service, so start by clicking Add from the IF THIS portion to find available third-party services to send content to your Vestaboard.
  • If you control more than one Vestaboard in your account, make sure to select the right Vestaboard from the dropdown when configuring the Post to Vestaboard portion.
  • The applet will not start unless you click the Finish button on the Review page and then mark the applet as Connected.
  • You can run up to 3 live applets at a time with a free IFTTT account or become an IFTTT Pro user for unlimited applets. 

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If you have any questions at all during configuration, please reach out and our support team would be happy to schedule a real-time screen share to help you get set up.