On March 31st, 2019 Google implemented changes to their API ecosystem that impacted the Gmail service on IFTTT.
Unfortunately, this change means that all Gmail triggers and the Create a draft action will be removed from IFTTT. The Gmail actions Send an email and Send yourself an email will remain intact. Please sign in to view which of your Gmail Applets will be affected.
💡Note: This change does not affect any other Google integrations on IFTTT. It only affects the Gmail service, and only the above-mentioned functionality.
When IFTTT first started, most of the services available were built by us, not the company that owns the service. This has shifted significantly since we've launched the IFTTT Platform. Now most services on IFTTT are owned and maintained by the company behind them. Some have even taken over ownership of integrations we originally built in the past.
The changes being made to Gmail would have required massive refactoring in how we integrated Gmail with the IFTTT platform. It would have created a lot more overhead than we had before, and the experience for users would have been degraded as a result. These updates would have made continuing to maintain the Gmail service unsustainable.
After some communication with Google's team, we were able to keep the two remaining actions without introducing major infrastructure changes. Unfortunately, we weren't able to keep the triggers and the Create a draft action as we'd hoped.
We’ve long had a good relationship with Google and we support their efforts to improve privacy and security, though we understand this change may be a disappointment to the communities that use these Applets. We look forward to working with Google in the future to bring new, sustainable services to IFTTT in ways that empower everyone to benefit from and control their data.
Please refer to our FAQ on what happens when services, triggers, or actions are removed from IFTTT for more information.
Thanks for your understanding.