Implementing Chat in JavaScript, Node.js and React Apps

Chat user interface

If you’re building a chat user interface using JavaScript React, how do you integrate the rest of the backend functionality into your application? In this article, we’ll start by cloning a Git repository with the completed chat interface, then implement Programmable Chat and test sending and receiving messages between multiple users. Getting Started We’re going to start with a simple React application that has just a few… Read More

Building Chat Interfaces Using JavaScript and React

Chat interface built with React

If you’re integrating a service like Twilio’s Programmable Chat into your website, you’re going to need an interface for users to interact with. Let’s use React and a suite of modern development tools to create an application for submitting and displaying chat messages. Designing Our Interface Before we begin building our chat interface, we should have an idea of what we want to create. Our chat application will… Read More

How to Add Live Support Chat to Your Web Application with JavaScript

Programmable Chat setup

Do you need live customer support chat in your web application but don’t know how to go about building it? You’ve landed in the right place. Twilio Programmable Chat can help you create the support functionality that you envision for your business. Let’s walk step-by-step through quickly coding a multi-party chat application. Demo App and Code You can create your own version of the project to… Read More

Coming Soon – Twilio Frame, UI Components for in-app Chat, Voice, & Video

Twilio Frame UI Kit and components

UI components and tools for JS, iOS, and Android. Integrated with Programmable Chat, Video, and Voice SDKs. Coming soon to a Twilio SDK near you. Today at SIGNAL, we announced Twilio Frame, a set of UI components and tools for embedding chat, voice and video in your web and mobile apps. Twilio Frame provides you with the tools to quickly build a rich, branded visual experience… Read More

Twilio Programmable Chat release with new features and pricing

Announcing new name, features, and pricing for chat product

Today we’re excited to announce a comprehensive update to our chat SDKs giving you even more control over the chat experience and cutting the time it takes to build full-featured chat into your mobile apps, SaaS products, and websites. Allow me to reintroduce myself We’ve found that IP Messaging wasn’t an intuitive product name for many of you. When you came looking for a Twilio chat… Read More

Writing a bot for Programmable Chat in Node.js


It seems like bots are the new hot thing that every chat supports. They usually augment conversations or they can perform tasks for the user. We will add to an existing Programmable Chat chat a simple bot that will return us a GIF whenever we ask for it. Getting Your Initial Chat Up And Running We will be working off an existing chat application. Before we get started with… Read More

Add Chat to a Rails App with Twilio Programmable Chat

There’s more to chat than sending messages back and forth. There’s chat history, typing indicators, read receipts and integrating with third party software. On top of all that, there’s making sure it all works across both web and mobile devices. Twilio Programmable Chat is a set of APIs and SDKs that provide everything you need to build cross-platform messaging. In this tutorial we’ll get started with Programmable Chat by adding simple chat… Read More