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All your communications without complications

Grow your customer communications without the challenges of building at scale. Reach customers across channels, optimize delivery, and adapt on a dime—so you can focus on your vision instead of your communications tech stack.

A customer satisfied with the optimized delivery process and clear communication system of a delivery app.

Replace your legacy systems with one powerful platform

Bring your customer experience vision to life with reliable channel APIs, first-party data for personalization, and a secure platform. Twilio gives you the tools to optimize your communications strategy and adapt to changing regulations, without the heavy lifting or operational costs.

10 trillion

customer data points tracked

1.7+ trillion

emails sent in 2022

157+ billion

messages send/received yearly


monthly API uptime

Why Twilio

The one-stop toolbox for modern communications

Reach your users reliably

  • Deliverability

    Prevent missed messages with delivery at scale—Twilio handles 134B+ emails monthly and 144B+ messages annually

  • Cross-channel communications

    Add new channels (SMS, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, email, voice, chat) to meet customer expectations 

  • Highly available platform

    Modernize your communications architecture for reliability with 99.95+% uptime

  • First-party customer data

    Pull in clean first-party customer data from the Twilio Segment CDP to personalize communications

*2022 State of Customer Engagement Report

UI showing an effective communication system that spans email, messages, and phone calls that’s built with the Segment Customer Data Platform.

Use cases

Data-driven communications for the entire customer journey


Offer a friction-free user verification experience using real-time verification and authoritative phone data to reduce fraud, minimize risk, and boost conversions.

Alerts and notifications

Send personalized alerts, reminders, and more via preferred channels. Leading delivery rates, routing algorithms, and global carriers ensure you reach customers.


Deliver personalized campaigns via any channel as part of a single conversation, plus enable purchases, reengagement, and more with programmable features.

Customer loyalty

Gain loyal customers with seamless experiences for onboarding, logins, security, and data preferences—all configurable to preferences and regulations as needed.


Engage customers in real-time conversations on any digital channel. Interact 1-on-1 or expand to multi-party messages for additional support.

Twilio products

Build your perfect customer experience with the Twilio Customer Engagement Platform

  • Twilio Messaging logo

    Engage customers via preferred channels at scale with unmatched deliverability, analytics, privacy software—all built with compliant APIs.

  • Twilio Programmable Voice logo

    Create a reliable voice experience across devices with performance monitoring and configurable features that adapt easily at scale.

  • Chat Bubble
    Professional Services

    Get help from expert consultants who build with you—or for you—to ensure a successful launch at scale.

  • Twilio SendGrid Email API logo
    SendGrid Email API

    Build and scale a custom email program using intuitive delivery optimization tools and a single API trusted by top senders.

  • Twilio Verify logo

    Send one-time passwords (OTP) with a single turnkey API for multichannel user verification.

  • Twilio Segment logo
    Segment CDP

    Unite all your first-party data in one platform to gain a single customer view, build profiles, and personalize engagement across channels.

Developer resources

Read the docs

Explore our quick-start guides, code snippets, SDKs, and more in our comprehensive resource library to kickstart your build with Twilio’s proven platform.

Send an SMS Message

// Download the helper library from
// Find your Account SID and Auth Token at
// and set the environment variables. See
const accountSid = process.env.TWILIO_ACCOUNT_SID;
const authToken = process.env.TWILIO_AUTH_TOKEN;
const client = require('twilio')(accountSid, authToken);

      .create({body: 'Hi there', from: '+15017122661', to: '+15558675310'})
      .then(message => console.log(message.sid));
// Install the C# / .NET helper library from

using System;
using Twilio;
using Twilio.Rest.Api.V2010.Account;

class Program
    static void Main(string[] args)
        // Find your Account SID and Auth Token at
        // and set the environment variables. See
        string accountSid = Environment.GetEnvironmentVariable("TWILIO_ACCOUNT_SID");
        string authToken = Environment.GetEnvironmentVariable("TWILIO_AUTH_TOKEN");

        TwilioClient.Init(accountSid, authToken);

        var message = MessageResource.Create(
            body: "Hi there",
            from: new Twilio.Types.PhoneNumber("+15017122661"),
            to: new Twilio.Types.PhoneNumber("+15558675310")


// Update the path below to your autoload.php,
// see
require_once '/path/to/vendor/autoload.php';

use Twilio\Rest\Client;

// Find your Account SID and Auth Token at
// and set the environment variables. See
$sid = getenv("TWILIO_ACCOUNT_SID");
$token = getenv("TWILIO_AUTH_TOKEN");
$twilio = new Client($sid, $token);

$message = $twilio->messages
                  ->create("+15558675310", // to
                           ["body" => "Hi there", "from" => "+15017122661"]

# Download the helper library from
require 'rubygems'
require 'twilio-ruby'

# Find your Account SID and Auth Token at
# and set the environment variables. See
account_sid = ENV['TWILIO_ACCOUNT_SID']
auth_token = ENV['TWILIO_AUTH_TOKEN']
@client =, auth_token)

message = @client.messages.create(
                             body: 'Hi there',
                             from: '+15017122661',
                             to: '+15558675310'

puts message.sid
# Download the helper library from
import os
from import Client

# Find your Account SID and Auth Token at
# and set the environment variables. See
account_sid = os.environ['TWILIO_ACCOUNT_SID']
auth_token = os.environ['TWILIO_AUTH_TOKEN']
client = Client(account_sid, auth_token)

message = client.messages.create(
                              body='Hi there',

// Install the Java helper library from

import com.twilio.Twilio;
import com.twilio.type.PhoneNumber;

public class Example {
    // Find your Account SID and Auth Token at
    // and set the environment variables. See
    public static final String ACCOUNT_SID = System.getenv("TWILIO_ACCOUNT_SID");
    public static final String AUTH_TOKEN = System.getenv("TWILIO_AUTH_TOKEN");

    public static void main(String[] args) {
        Twilio.init(ACCOUNT_SID, AUTH_TOKEN);
        Message message = Message.creator(
                new com.twilio.type.PhoneNumber("+15558675310"),
                new com.twilio.type.PhoneNumber("+15017122661"),
                "Hi there")

curl -X POST "$TWILIO_ACCOUNT_SID/Messages.json" \
--data-urlencode "Body=Hi there" \
--data-urlencode "From=+15017122661" \
--data-urlencode "To=+15558675310" \

Getting started

Bring your CX vision to life

Optimize your customer experience (CX) and manage operating costs at scale with an industry-leading customer engagement platform. It’s easy to get started with Twilio. Pay as you go, only pay for what you need, and save with high-volume discounts.