How do I send SMS messages to IFTTT?

June 19, 2014
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Many IFTTT recipes have the option to send IFTTT a SMS with something tagged but how do I send the message to IFTTT? To which number the message has to be sent?

  1. Ben S
    June 19, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    Jan is correct. Sign into IFTTT, activate the SMS channel by proving your number is your own, then you'll be given a custom number to use with IFTTT. Add that to your phone and you should be good to go!

    • Chinmay S
      June 20, 2014 at 6:31 am

      I have activated SMS channel 1 month ago because I have one recipe activated that sends me daily forecast SMS but at the time of activating SMS channel I didn't got any custom number.

    • Ben S
      June 20, 2014 at 2:47 pm

      You probably just didn't note your number. Sign into IFTTT and head to the SMS channel. You'll see a screen very similar to what Jan has posted above. That number is your custom IFTTT usage number.

  2. Jan F
    June 19, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    You have to join the SMS channel to get an "IFTTT phone number"
    https://ifttt.com/sms

    • Chinmay S
      June 20, 2014 at 6:30 am

      I have already done that but I didn't got any "IFTTT phone number".

    • Jan F
      June 20, 2014 at 11:17 am

      If you already signed up the link above should show you your phone number you used to activate and it AND your IFTTT phone number.
      http://cl.ly/image/1q3t1p2n1203

      If it does not then try deactivate and reactivating it.

    • Chinmay S
      June 20, 2014 at 1:33 pm

      Thanks. I didn't knew that!

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