Use IFTTT when you monetize

If you’re part of the YouTube Partner Program, you can create fun experiences for your viewers using IFTTT. IFTTT is a free, third-party, web-based service that connects different apps, services, and devices together.

You can use IFTTT applets to automatically trigger real-life actions during a live stream. IFTTT can recognize paying fans and manage your community. IFTTT has many unique and fun interactions, and currently works with the following YouTube monetization features:

  • Super ChatActions get triggered when viewers buy Super Chat messages.
  • Channel membershipsActions get triggered when viewers join as a channel member.

IFTTT FAQs​

What is this integration?

Once you connect your YouTube channel with IFTTT, you can link connected apps, services, and devices with Super Chat and channel memberships. Viewers who buy Super Chats or join as a channel member during a live stream can trigger real life actions.
Applets link Super Chat and channel memberships with:
  • Online services like Google Drive and social media platforms.
  • Internet connected devices like smart lights or smart switches.
Check what Super Chat applets and channel membership applets are available, and find out more about IFTTT.

Do I need to buy anything?

It depends on the type of interaction you want to create for your viewers. Some will require you to buy an internet-connected device. Many internet-connected devices that you already own will work too.
You can use some shortlisted interactions that are relevant for Super Chat or channel memberships. You can also create your own. Make sure the app, service, or device works with IFTTT.

How do I set it up?

First, you’ll need to connect your YouTube channel with IFTTT.
  1. Create an IFTTT account if you don’t have one already.
  2. Connect to YouTube with the same YouTube account and channel that you use for monetization features.
Once your accounts are connected, you can create interactions by making an Applet that triggers actions in IFTTT or use an existing, published applet.

Get or create IFTTT applets for Super Chat

Eligibility

To turn on this feature, you must:

Use pre-made applets

You can choose from various of pre-made applets. You’ll find applets that allow your viewers to trigger real-life actions during a live stream. The applets help you recognize paying fans, manage your community, and more.

Create your own applet

You can customize the experience for your users, and create your own applets. Follow these instructions to create your own applet:
  1. Go to ifttt.com/create.
  2. Click +This.
  3. Select the YouTube logo.
  4. Follow the instructions to connect your YouTube channel.
  5. Choose "New Super Chat message" as the trigger and choose which color tier you would like to be the trigger.
  6. Click +That and select any action service.
  7. Follow the instructions to connect that service and choose the action.
  8. Review your applet and click Finish.

How to test Super Chat applets

Once you've created your applets, you'll need to test them. The easiest way to test your applet is via email. To test:
  1. Go to ifttt.com/create.
  2. Click +This.
  3. Find and click the YouTube logo.
  4. Follow the instructions to connect your YouTube channel.
  5. Choose "email" as the trigger and “Send IFTTT any email” as the trigger.
  6. Click +That and select any action service.
  7. Follow the instructions to connect that service and choose the action.
  8. Review your applet and click Finish.
  9. To test, email IFTTT’s email account. Your Applet should trigger within seconds.

​Creators and viewers must abide by YouTube's Terms of Service and Community Guidelines. They must also follow Copyright rules, and protect the privacy rights of others.

Troubleshooting Issues

If your applet isn’t working, the issue could be with the trigger or an action. The issue could also be with IFTTT itself. If you’re having trouble, try the following:
  • Make sure your devices are switched on and connected to the internet.
  • Check your Activity feed on IFTTT, which gives the status of each execution of a trigger on your applets. This feed also specifies any errors.

Get more troubleshooting tips on the IFTTT website.

Get or create IFTTT applets for memberships

Eligibility

To turn on this feature, you must:

Use pre-made applets

You can choose from various pre-made applets. You’ll find applets that allow your viewers to trigger real-life actions during a live stream. The applets can help you recognize paying fans, manage your community, and more.

Create your own applet

You can customize the experience for your users, and create your own applets. Follow these instructions to create your own applet:
  1. Go to ifttt.com/create.
  2. Click +This.
  3. Select the YouTube logo.
  4. Follow the instructions to connect your YouTube channel.
  5. Choose "New channel membership" as the trigger.
  6. Click  +That and select any action service.
  7. Follow the instructions to connect that service and choose the action.
  8. Review your applet and click Finish.

How to test Membership applets

Once you've created your applets, you'll need to test them. The easiest way to test your applet is via email. To test:
  1. Go to ifttt.com/create.
  2. Click +This.
  3. Select the YouTube logo.
  4. Follow the instructions to connect your YouTube channel.
  5. Choose "email" as the trigger and “Send IFTTT any email” as the trigger.
  6. Click  +That and select any action service.
  7. Follow the instructions to connect that service and choose the action.
  8. Review your applet and click Finish.
  9. To test, email IFTTT’s email account. Your applet should trigger within seconds.

Creators and viewers must abide by YouTube's Terms of Service and Community Guidelines. They must also follow Copyright rules, and protect the privacy rights of others.

Troubleshooting Issues

If your applet isn’t working, the issue could be with the trigger or an action. The issue could also be with IFTTT itself. If you’re having trouble, try the following:
  • Make sure your devices are switched on and connected to the internet.
  • Check your Activity feed on IFTTT, which gives the status of each execution of a trigger on your applets. This feed also specifies any errors.

Get  more troubleshooting tips from IFTTT.

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