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  • By Ashley Boucher
    How to Send an MMS with Node.js How to Send an MMS with Node.js

    Twilio is all about powering communication and doing it conveniently and fast in any language.  

    With the help of Twilio and Node.js, you can deliver a quick media message to someone without having to pick up your mobile device.

    In this article, you'll be writing a short JavaScript program to send an MMS in an insanely fast manner. So why wait? Let's get started!

    Tutorial requirements

    Configuration

    You’ll start off by creating a directory to store the files of our project. Inside your favorite terminal, enter:

    mkdir node_mms
    cd node_mms
    

    Your next step is to …

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  • By Miguel Grinberg
    How to Send an MMS with Python How to Send an MMS with Python

    Twilio is all about powering communication and doing it conveniently and fast in any language.  

    With the help of Twilio and Python, you can deliver a quick media message to someone without having to pick up your mobile device.

    In this article, you'll be writing a short Python program to send an MMS in an insanely fast manner. So why wait? Let's get started!

    Tutorial requirements

    Configuration

    We’ll start off by creating a directory to store the files of our project. Inside your favorite terminal, enter:

    $ mkdir python_mms
    $ cd python_mms
    

    Following Python best practices, you are now going …

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  • By Diane Phan
    How to Send an MMS with Java header - How to Send an MMS with Java

    Twilio is all about powering communication and doing it conveniently and fast in any language.  

    With the help of Twilio and Java, you can deliver a quick message to someone without having to pick up your mobile device.

    In this article, you'll be using your handy dandy command line and writing a couple of lines of Java code to send an MMS in an insanely fast manner. So why wait? Let's get started!

    Tutorial requirements

    • A free or paid Twilio account. If you are new to Twilio get your free account now! (If you sign up through this link, Twilio will give you $10 credit when you upgrade.)
    • Some prior knowledge of Java or a willingness to learn.
    • A smartphone with active service, to test the project

    Configuration

    We’ll start off by creating a directory to store the files of our project. Inside your favorite terminal, enter:

    $ …
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  • By Jess Seok
    MMS on Toll-Free Numbers is Generally Available MMS on Toll-Free Numbers is Generally Available

    The Evolution of Toll-Free Messaging

    In recent years, Toll-Free messaging has emerged as a compelling channel to facilitate customer engagement at scale. From notifications to personalized marketing, businesses are benefiting from the reliability and scalability that allow them to get the right message to the right person at the right time.

    Toll-Free messaging offers unique benefits:

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  • By Diane Phan
    How to Connect a Twilio WhatsApp Python Project to SQLite3 header - How to Connect a Twilio WhatsApp Python Project to SQLite3

    Once you get started with the Twilio WhatsApp API, you'll realize that it's really fun and easy to get carried away coming up with ideas for new projects. But what happens when one of your projects takes off and you want to scale up?

    If your project requires storing message data, then building a database might be one of the first steps in expanding your project.

    In this tutorial, you will learn how to store Twilio WhatsApp data in a secure database that allows you to insert, update, and delete data as you please.

    Tutorial requirements

    • Python 3.6 or newer. If your operating system does not provide a Python interpreter, you can go to python.org to download an installer.
    • SQLite3 in order to open the SQLite shell and make executable scripts.
    • Some prior knowledge in SQL logic or a willingness to learn. 

    Choose a database

    If this is your first …

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  • By Andres Jaan Tack
    Introducing Group Texting with Twilio Conversations GroupTextinginTwilioConversations

    Over the years, we’ve seen a shift from a “like” and “follow” model of doing business to a preference for two-way or secure group conversations. We’ve also learned that not every conversation is one-to-one and can often involve an additional person, like a partner or colleague. This is a feature you likely already use in WhatsApp, Slack, and iMessage – and one that is notably missing from most business messaging.

    Group texting with the Twilio Conversations API makes these multi-party text conversations possible for every business. Conversations now lets your customers exchange group texts with their real-estate agents, wealth advisors, or personal shoppers as fluidly as they text their friends and family, backed by the scale and features of the Conversations API.

    What makes it “Group” Texting?

    Group texting, or more specifically Group MMS, uses the MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) protocol to exchange ordinary text messages among a …

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  • By Diane Phan
    What's Cookin’? Build an Image Recognition App on WhatsApp using Twilio MMS, Clarifai API, Python, and Flask Header image for with title "What's Cookin’? Build an Image Recognition App on WhatsApp using Twilio MMS, Clarifai API, Python, and Flask"

    Food and photos go hand in hand - if there’s food, then you know there’s going to be an impromptu photoshoot to show it off. There are plenty of apps online that promote the lifestyle of making sure “the camera eats first” on any occasion, no matter where you are.

    Completing this tutorial will allow you to apply image recognition on pictures that your friends and family share in WhatsApp.

    gif demonstrating the play through of sending and receiving messages in  the WhatsApp picture sharing and image recognition app

    In this article, we’ll walk you through how you can develop a functional Python program to easily share and identify media content in a private sandbox through WhatsApp using Twilio Programmable MMS, Clarifai API, and Flask.

    Tutorial Requirements

    In order to build this project, you will need to have the following items ready:

    • Python 3.6 or newer. If your operating system does not provide a Python interpreter, you can go to python.org to download an installer. …
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  • By Prateek Jain
    Announcing General Availability of Messaging Insights Messaging_Insight_Simple_02 (1).png

    Understanding message deliverability is critical to a successful customer engagement strategy. Lack of transparency and control leads to undelivered messages, frustrated consumers, and time-consuming troubleshooting efforts. Often, companies spend precious engineering time building customized dashboards just to understand usage and delivery health.

    Today, we are excited to announce Messaging Insights, providing real-time analytics out-of-the-box within the Twilio Console. For no additional cost or code, customers can now monitor message delivery and engagement, troubleshoot issues quickly, and optimize effectiveness across channels. Messaging Insights is being launched with 4 reports to pro …

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  • By David Fundakowski
    Sending MMS with Twilio Programmable SMS, Python and Django Sending MMS with Twilio Programmable SMS, Python and Django

    Modern communication through texting includes so much more than simple text messages. People use images, GIFs, audio files, web links, and any other media in messages in order to communicate with each other effectively. Twilio Programmable SMS makes it extremely simple to send basic SMS, but it’s just as simple to send MMS media like GIFs and images.

    In this tutorial, you will be setting up a Django project using virtual environments, creating a free Twilio account, provisioning a phone number, and finally, creating an app to respond to inbound SMS with either a GIF, an image, or a basic SMS.

    By the end of this tutorial, you will be able to:

    • Set up a free Twilio account
    • Parse inbound SMS content using Twilio Programmable SMS in a Django app
    • Respond to inbound SMS with a GIF, an image, or an SMS depending on the inbound message

    mms example use

    Tutorial requirements

    To …

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  • By Peter Tan
    What you should know about Verizon’s A2P 10DLC Service Screen Shot 2020-03-01 at 9.42.12 PM.png

    [For the most up-to-date information on A2P 10DLC, check out "What is A2P 10DLC?"]

     

    In January, Verizon took a major stride in their commitment to increasing deliverability and reliability of messaging by being the first carrier to launch their A2P 10-digit long code (10DLC) service for SMS & MMS. As application-to-person (A2P) messaging continues to increase year-over-year, projecting to hit 3.5 trillion messages by 2023, carriers are focused on protecting consumers while ensuring good actors have access to the resources they need to engage with customers.  Let’s break down the A2P landscape to understand what brought us to where we are now, Verizon’s launch, and where we’re heading over the next five years.

    A Brief History of A2P

    First, let’s define it — A2P messaging is any kind of messaging that originates from an application. A2P messaging is business messaging (businesses messaging people). This includes, but is not …

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