Gmail is dropping its integration with the IFTTT (If This Then That) automating service, according to reports.
The Google account team sent the following email to users, the reports state:
Although you don’t need to take any action, we wanted to let you know that the following third-party apps will no longer be able to access some data in your Google Account, including your Gmail content. This change will go into effect starting 31 March 2019.
We are making this change as part of ongoing efforts to make sure that your data is protected and private. These apps haven’t yet complied with our updated data privacy requirements announced on 8 October 2018.
You can always view, manage and remove apps that you’ve given access to your account by visiting your Google Account.
Not Enough Tech writes that this is “a sad email.”
It adds that the decision comes unexpectedly, "and it is most likely caused by the security breaches surrounding the Google+.”
The post continues: “Thanks to IFTTT you could connect Gmail to auto-save attachments, create reminders, get notifications, stay organized and much more. This functionality will cease to exist by the end of this month.”
According to 9to5 Google, IFTTT states in a post: “On March 31st, Google is implementing changes to their API ecosystem that will impact the Gmail service on IFTTT.”
The IFTTT post continues: “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.”