Amazon Alexa has long had IFTTT integration in the US, but when the Echo and Echo Dot were released in the UK, IFTTT was missing. That changes today with the announcement that Alexa now works with IFTTT in the UK. IFTTT, which stands for “if this then that“, is a web service that acts as a middleman to facilitate communication between dozens of different devices and services. While Alexa can natively work with many services, IFTTT fills the cracks where functionality is missing. The most useful IFTTT function is easily the “trigger” phrase which allows you to execute any IFTTT recipe by saying “Alexa, trigger…” followed by any custom phrase you choose.