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  • By Ijeoma Nelson
    How to Create a News Feed with Goutte and Twilio's Message Scheduling API How to Create a News Feed with Goutte and Twilio's Message Scheduling API

    I've long been a fan of newsreader applications. Mostly for the convenience of being able to keep up with the stories, writers, and publications that interest me. That said, I'm also aware of the negative impact of such apps on my daily productivity.

    The frequent interruption of my concentration by clickbait headlines is proving to be quite frustrating — especially as I fall for it every time. Yet, I'm somewhat hesitant to unsubscribe for the sake of FOMO (Fear of Missing Out).

    For this millennial, the struggle is real. So, if you're like me and you share the dilemma of staying socially current while avoiding the trap of sensational headlines, you will find this tutorial incredibly helpful.

    What will you build?

    You will learn how to create a personalised news feed application that will text the day's headlines at the end of each day. The project will be powered …

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  • By Chan How Law
    Twilio Now Supports SMS Text Messages and Voice calls to 988 Copy of C02 Blog Text (5)

    Twilio is proud to announce that all SMS text messages and voice calls within in the U.S. sent to 988 from Twilio’s platform will be routed to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255).

    The FCC previously designated 988 in the U.S. as the three-digit code that will route calls and text messages to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255). In 2020 alone, the U.S. had one death by suicide about every 11 minutes—and for people aged 10-34 years, suicide is a leading cause of death. Additionally, from April 2020 to 2021, over 100,000 individuals died from drug overdoses. Twilio’s implementation of the three-digit 988 code will enable those who are in distress to quickly access suicide prevention help. Twilio’s platform supports several customers who offer crisis communications to those who are in distress, such as Trans Lifeline, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), and the Trevor …

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  • By Vanshika Rana
    Receive Daily News Emails in Node.js with Twilio SendGrid Daily News Updates Node.js Sendgrid Header

    Introduction

    There is so much going on around the globe every day, sometimes, it’s hard to keep up with it all. As life gets busier and busier, you are left with very little in the daytime to read the news. What if you could have the latest news sent to your inbox every day?

    In this article, you will learn how to automate and receive daily news updates in Node.js using Twilio SendGrid and News API .

    Prerequisites

    Before proceeding, you will need the following:

    Configure the Environment

    Before you begin writing code, you must first prepare the environment to meet the needs of your …

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  • By Ander Telleria
    Twilio Live is Now Generally Available Twilio Live is Now Generally Available

    Today, and coinciding with SIGNAL, Twilio’s virtual customer and developer conference, we are excited to announce that Twilio Live is now generally available!

    Twilio Live gives developers the tools to build live interactive experiences that can be directly embedded into their applications. With Twilio Live, developers have access to a low-latency, secure live streaming platform that allows speakers to reach an audience of millions while providing an intuitive end-to-end developer experience, including flexible server-side API primitives, and client SDKs for iOS, Android, and JavaScript.

    What developers are building with Twilio Live

    Since launching in Private Beta in July, developers and organizations of all sizes from around the world have expressed interest in Twilio Live. In conversations with these customers, we’ve found that interactive experiences are expanding far beyond the limited use cases of the past.

    In just a few months, we’ve had customers come to us with a variety …

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  • By Sean Coleman
    One Year of WebRTC Go: Highlights, Updates, and a Special Announcement on Quota Increases One Year of WebRTC Go: Highlights, Updates, and a Special Announcement on Quota Increases

    We launched WebRTC Go a year ago to make it easier for developers to get started with WebRTC. We’ve seen tremendous growth and interest from the community, and based on feedback from our WebRTC Go developers, we are excited to announce quota increases to allow developers to build 1:1 video applications in production for free, for longer. The changes are as follows:

    1. WebRTC Go now comes with unlimited TURN usage, removing the previous 25 GB/month limit.
    2. You can now scale up to 500 concurrent participants or rooms, up 500% from the previous limit of 100.

    If you missed our launch last year, Twilio WebRTC Go provides developers with a toolkit to build, launch, and run 1:1 video applications for free. With WebRTC Go, you don’t have to worry about gathering ICE candidates and relaying media — we provide the signaling and STUN/TURN servers for you. You also get SDKs, quickstarts, …

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  • By Sean Coleman
    Help Your Users Help Themselves with the New Video Diagnostics App, Now in Beta Help Your Users Help Themselves with the New Video Diagnostics App, Now in Beta

    The reality when building and operating real-time video applications is that sometimes the device, software, and network conditions of your end users, variables seemingly outside your control, can negatively impact their perception of the quality of your video service. Thus, to help your customers have high-quality video experiences, it is important to take the necessary steps to ensure users are set up to have a successful first video call experience during onboarding or to be able to quickly diagnose end users' issues when they arise.

    To help you with this, we are excited to announce the release of the Video Diagnostics Web App, an open source ReactJS application demonstrating how to test a participant’s ability to have a high-quality video call with the Twilio platform - now available in Public Beta for WebRTC Go, P2P, and Group room developers. It can be used as part of onboarding or as …

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  • By Twilio
    Ensuring Resiliency For Engineering Ensuring Resiliency For Engineering

    Twilio suffered a significant service disruption on Feb 26, 2021.

    When we fall short, as we did with the service disruption on Feb 26, it motivates us to learn and to make our services more resilient and reliable. Nothing is more important than regaining your trust. We want the opportunity to show that Twilio can and will continue to be a reliable and consistent partner.

    We are committed to you that when an incident occurs that disrupts your customer communications, we will always tell you about it. “No shenanigans” is our ethos. Striving to act in an honest, direct, and transparent way is a value every Twilion lives by - and in that spirit, we want to share our Q2 improvements that we’ve completed.

    Recap of the Feb 26, 2021 service disruption:

    On Friday, February 26, 2021, one of Twilio's internal services suffered a service disruption that impacted a broad …

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  • By Lauren King
    988 Approved for US National Suicide Prevention Hotline - Mandatory 10-Digit Local Dialing Required for all US Area Codes 988 Approved National Suicide Prevention

    The Federal Communications Commission recently adopted 988 as a new number to connect callers to the National Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Crisis Lifeline in the United States. As required, starting July 16, 2022, Twilio will transmit 988 calls to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, presently 1-800-273-8255 (TALK). Until July 16, 2022, though, consumers must continue to dial 1-800-273-TALK to reach the Lifeline

    In order for 988 to work, all providers will implement mandatory 10-digit local dialing nationwide. Twilio voice products have always supported mandatory 10-digit dialing nationwide and will continue to do so. Non-Twilio providers that allow 7-digit dialing in an area code listed below must mandate 10-digit dialing going forward.

    Alaska

    907

    Alabama

    251

    Arkansas

    501

    Arizona

    480, 520, 928

    California

    209, 530, 562, 626, 650, 707, 925, 949, 951

    Colorado

    719, 970

    Delaware

    302

    Florida

    321 (Brevard County), 352, 561, 941

    Georgia

    478, 912

    Guam

    671

    Hawaii …

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  • By Twilio
    Twilio for KDDI Web Communications Now Live, Serving the Japan Market Twilio Bug Logo

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    In October we first shared the news of our partnership with KDDI Web Communications to bring the Twilio API to the Japanese developer community. Today we’re ecstatic to announce Twilio is now fully enabled for the Japanese market through Twilio for KDDI Web Communications.

    Japanese developers and businesses can utilize Twilio cloud communications products to build powerful communications-based solutions from call conferencing to cloud-based call centers. All of the same features and capabilities of the Twilio API are accessible with localized currency, documentation and resources. Check out the completely translated documentation and tutorials. Developers in Japan, sign up for an accou …

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  • By Meghan Murphy
    Twilio Expands UK Capabilities with SMS Launch Twilio Bug Logo

    Last October we opened our UK office in support of our European developers and launched Twilio Voice for the UK. Today we’re very happy to ship Twilio SMS into the hands of our UK customers, offering them Twilio-powered domestic text messaging between UK phone numbers.

    We continue to support the European developer community and are committed to expanding Twilio services worldwide, including today’s launch of Twilio numbers in five new European countries.

    What This Means for Twilio Customers

    Starting today, we will begin rolling out Twilio numbers in the UK with full access to the Twilio SMS API. This allows UK customers to send and receive text messages using domestic UK phone numbers at just 4¢ USD per message – that’s just 2.6 pence at current exchange rates. We are working on pushing Twilio SMS to all UK phone numbers from the beta and these will be SMS-enabled as …

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