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Twilio for Salesforce

Did you know that offers credits and discounts for nonprofits and social enterprises? Learn more today. The crew at have noticed that nonprofits and social enterprises are growing ever more serious about data collection, measurement, and engagement with beneficiaries and donors. One of the most common tools we see organizations employing in those pursuits is Salesforce. With support from, it’s no surprise that… Read More

How To: Set Up SMS Broadcasts in Five Minutes

SMS Messages are read 98% of the time, within 2 minutes of being received.

Do you work for a nonprofit or social enterprise? Sign up with for free API credits and discount pricing to increase your impact through effective communication. SMS messages are opened 98% of the time within minutes of being received. When you need to reach your constituents quickly and consistently, there’s no better medium than SMS. Imagine having a magic phone number your organization’s members, volunteers, or… Read More

Handling High Volume Inbound SMS and Webhooks with Twilio Functions and Amazon SQS

Incoming messages to SQS

Do you or a developer you know code for a nonprofit or social enterprise? can help with API credit and discount pricing to increase your impact. When you use Twilio at scale, like our buddies DoSomething and Mobile Commons, webhooks can generate a significant amount of traffic to your web application. Each inbound message and status callback generate an HTTP request to your app. These requests add up quickly… Read More

Learn How To Do X With Y Using New Twilio Guides

Lear to do X with Y with Twilio Guides

As developers, we know there are two truths in making great software on this Internet: The answer is out there somewhere. We need it now. Today, we’re launching a new documentation format called Guides aimed squarely at those two truths. Guides are digestible instruction for Twilio APIs on how to do common things with the haste demanded by the modern programmer. Along with this new content, you… Read More

Twilio on Stack Overflow Documentation

Stack Overflow Documentation

As a developer, you quickly learn that your ability to excel (or maybe function at all) is strongly correlated with your Google-fu. Personally, when working across multiple programming languages and platforms, the exact incantation I need to display a UIAlertController or store an HTTP response in a cache is not found in the 32 kilobytes of RAM between my ears. So I turn to Google to… Read More

Signal Needs Your Voice: Call For Presenters Now Open

Signal Twilio Conference

At Twilio we are constantly impressed and inspired by the work you and your fellow developers do to change the way people communicate forever. Now, we’d like to ask you to join us in San Francisco on May 19th and 20th to share your perspective, and learn from your equally incredible colleagues. We recently opened up the Call For Presenters for Signal 2015. We’re already hard… Read More

Child Processes, Streams, and Minecraft Server Management via Text Message using Node.js

Minecraft and Twilio - Together At Last

For a while now, I have been told by my nine year old son Emmett (right, dueling Darth Vader) that his social life was suffering because all of his friends at school are playing Minecraft but he wasn’t. While I was unmoved by Emmett’s peer pressure arguments, I had heard through other sources that Minecraft ends up being a pretty fun and creative game for kids…. Read More

Getting Started with Twilio MMS Messaging


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… Read More