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Twilio Client Python Quickstart

Overview

This tutorial will teach you how to:

Make Outbound Phone Calls From the Browser

With Twilio Client, your browser is a now a phone! Make calls from your browser to any phone with just the click of a button.

Receive Inbound Phone Calls in the Browser

Did we mention that your browser is a phone? Not only can you make calls from the browser, but you can receive them too!

Make Calls Between Two Browsers

Don’t have a phone? Never fear, you can even make calls from browser to browser. With Twilio Client, who needs a phone?

Prerequisites

  1. A Twilio Account SID and Auth Token to initiate calls from the browser. You will find these under your Account Dashboard. If you don't have an account, you can use a free trial account.
  2. A server connected to the Internet, to run the sample code.
  3. A Python development environment with Flask, and the twilio-python helper library installed. Please see our environment setup instructions instructions on installing those programs.

Web Hosting

This tutorial assumes you can run Flask on a server available over the Internet, and that you have the twilio-python library installed. If not, see our guide to setting up your local development environment.


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