Google Assistant’ IFTTT changes need setting it again

For time being, Google Assistant is compatible with IFTTT, but for third-party integration, Google warns people about “upcoming changes”. Now users need to set up IFTTT again because some functionality was removed. Users receive these below messages after triggering IFTTT on Smart Displays and speakers:

By the way, there will be some upcoming changes to this IFTTT integration. See
the Google Assistant Help Center to learn more.

IFTTT email clarifies that the “Google Assistant service on IFTTT will be modified due to changes Google is requiring on their platform” on August 31, 2022.

Your existing Google Assistant Applets will be archived and your service connection information will be deleted.

Google Assistant (V2) on IFTTT has been bringing its latest iteration, but still, there is no direct migration path to your existing Applets, and you have to connect to it manually.

Some other aspects are changing mentioned below:

  • Now using custom trigger phrases like “OK Google, Blink the lights” will need to be changed to “OK Google, Activate Blink the lights.”
  • To use this user, need to download the Google Home app and initiate from the “Works with Google” section under Settings.
  • User can’t respond to the trigger phrases through IFTTT because doesn’t support it anymore.
  • In existing Google Assistant trigger for variable input will not support anymore.

From starting days of the smart home, IFTTT was very functional with a large number of third-party integrations, but since that Google Assistant has built out many direct smart-home tie-ins. Those custom phrases and actions are known as Applets.

From the IFTTT website or mobile apps, they can be created, while sharing and browsing Applets made by others is a big, convenient aspect of the offering. IFTTT noted its user base today:

Millions of people have connected Google Assistant to IFTTT and enabled thousands of Applets, ranging from funny party tricks to helping increase accessibility within their smart home

This is all about Google Assistant’s IFTTT integration and its impact on our smartphone user experience.

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