Virtual Switches are useful as proxy devices to trigger certain Location events, Scenes or to hold a state. For all intents and purposes, Virtual Switches behave the same way as physical ones when it comes to Automations or ActionTiles.
Login into SmartThings
Click My Locations
Select your Location
Click My Devices on the top navigation bar
Click + New Device
Enter device details
Name: enter name
Device Network Id (any random text is fine)
Type: Virtual Switch
Click Create button
Your device is now ready to be included in Automations, WebCore or ActionTiles.
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