Twitter Cuts IFTTT's Balls Off

I just got an interesting form email from the CEO of IFTTT, which read, in part, as follows.

In recent weeks, Twitter announced policy changes* that will affect how applications and users like yourself can interact with Twitter’s data. As a result of these changes, on September 27th we will be removing all Twitter Triggers, disabling your ability to push tweets to places like email, Evernote and Facebook.

*These Twitter policy changes specifically disallow uploading Twitter Content to a “cloud based service” (Section 4A and include stricter enforcement of the Developer Display Requirements (

IFTTT is a fantastic service that basically allows you to connect any online service to any another with what they call “receipes.” Lately, recipes for taking your tweets and sending a copy of them to have sprung up.

Twitter is likely taking this action against IFTTT to prevent users from sending their own tweets to this service, which is kind of a dick move, but one I’ve been expecting since I saw the first ADN recipe.

It’s certainly the kind of move we’ve come to expect from Twitter.

Golf clap.

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