Almost all of IFTTT’s Gmail functionality is disappearing this week

Almost all of IFTTT's Gmail integrations are scheduled to disappear on Sunday, following Google's announcement that it would make radical changes in the way its email service handles APIs last October. Android Police points out that starting next week, IFTTT will still be able to send emails with the actions "Send an email" and "Send an email", but that you will no longer be able to activate actions based on the emails you receive.

IFTTT, which means "If this is the case", is a popular service that is used to link different applications and products for the smart home into a single ecosystem using "triggers" and "actions". A typical Gmail integration could allow you to make Philips Hue smart bulbs have a certain color (one action) if you receive an email with a particular tag (an activator).

The functionality of Gmail of IFTTT previously worked trusting the APIs of the electronic mail service. However, these were examined last year, after it became known that they allowed third-party companies indiscriminate access to people's emails. In October, Google announced that it was adjusting Gmail's policies regarding third-party services, and that it would review all third-party applications to make sure they complied with the new rules. Google said that existing services would have their access revoked after March 31, 2019.

In a blog post announcing the change, IFTTT said it had tried to find a way to comply with the new policies, but that it would be it can not do it without "major changes in infrastructure". He said he supported "Google's efforts to improve privacy and security"

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