Create an Automatic Twitter List with IFTTT

Create an Automatic Twitter List with IFTTT

IFTTT - IF This Then That

Create an Automatic Twitter List with IFTTT

So, I wanted to follow a conference online but didn’t have the time to Scroll through all the hashtags to manually add people to a list. So I jumped onto IFTTT (IF This Then That) and set up some automation. Here’s how I did it…

  • Register or log into IFTTT & Register/Login into Twitter

Set Up Twitter List

  • Click on your avatar and select LIST (or go to https://twitter.com/YOUR-TWITTER-NAME/lists)
  • Click the CREATE NEW LIST button
  • Enter your LIST NAME and a Description
  • Make the list Private or Public
  • Press SAVE LIST

Twitter List

 

Set Up IFTTT

  • Click your username in the top right corner and click CREATE
  • Click THIS
  • Search for TWITTER and click on the icon
  • Select NEW TWEET FROM SEARCH

IFTTT - New Tweet From Search

 

  • In SEARCH FOR put in you #Hashtag, e.g. #linc15 (this was the conference hashtag)
  • Click CREATE TRIGGER
  • Click THAT
  • Search for TWITTER and click on the icon
  • Select ADD USER TO LIST

IFTTT - Add User To List

  • In TWITTER USER NAME leave this as USERNAME
  • In LIST NAME add the list name you created in Twitter
  • Click CREATE ACTION
  • It will then present a summary of the recipe, you can then receive notifications when the recipe runs
  • Click CREATE RECIPE and watch your new Twitter list grow.