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Getting Started with Twilio MMS Messaging

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For the last century, humanity has maintained that “a picture is worth a thousand words”. While photos may have changed a lot, morphing from paper to pixels, that old adage is truer than ever in the digital age. Whether happy or heartbreaking, the millions of pictures we take every day help us tell our stories like no other medium can.

The team at Twilio has been working very hard to bring the power of pictures to our messaging platform. And today, were are thrilled to announce that Picture Messaging has arrived for all US and Canadian numbers, giving you the power to speak a thousand words in a single message.

With this new messaging capability, your apps can send concert tickets directly to a user’s mobile phone, accept photos to accompany an insurance claim, or just share that incredible animated GIF you saw on Tumblr with your friends. Words are inadequate to describe our excitement to see how you, our wickedly clever developer community, will put this new capability to use.

For more information on how to get started, check out our Quickstart Documentation for MMS in C#, Java, Python, Ruby, or PHP.

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