Send A Location Update To A Skype Group Conversation
There is a web service called IFTTT that lets you connect different services together to create a based action. This web service has been around for some time now and it is one of the most unique on the web platform today. It works with services, apps and also devices that have open APIs. A very simple text from your device can actually set your smart thermostat either On or Off. Well, it’s good to know that Skype has also joined the IFTTT foray and if you have the IFTTT app already installed on your Android or iOS device, you can just go ahead and create a new recipe that will enable you send a message to a Skype group conversation when you enter certain locations.
To set this up, you will need to first create a free IFTTT account and also install the app on your Android or iOS device. You must enable Location service on your device and IFTTT must also be allowed to access your location.
Next is for you to connect the Skype channel. This also entails signing into you Skype account and allow IFTTT bot for Skype access to the required permissions. Now, set up the group conversation that you would want to send the location update to. At the moment, you can only be able to send the update to a group conversation and not to single person on your contact. Make sure that you give the conversation a reasonable name or else the recipe will not work.
Visit IFTTT and add the location trigger. Select your desired area that will trigger the message. Next, you need to add the Skype channel and select the group conversation you would want to message with your location.
The Skype channel presently has very limited actions. You can also customize the message which you want to send with your location. If you’re not really in the mood to create this recipe, you can add it from the link below where we have published our own tested one. You should not that you will need to sign into your very own Skype account and also select the group conversation as well as which particular area will trigger a location update to be sent to Skype but that is what you need to do