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  • By Dhruv Patel
    Send and Receive SMS Messages via Discord with Twilio and Node.js Send and Receive SMS messages via discord header

    In recent years, Discord has become the central messaging platform for communities especially with the help of Discord bots. Through Discord’s extensive API, developers are able to build robust bots that are capable of various actions such as automating tasks and chatting with users.

    With the gaining traction of Discord bots, I decided to think of ways that Twilio can be used alongside it. A fitting integration would be to use Twilio Programmable Messaging; you can communicate with those who don’t have Discord or SMS, or even be notified on important events such as if you’ve been mentioned or if members have left or joined your server.

    In this article, you’ll learn how to build a Discord bot that’s able to notify you on important events on your server and allow you to send messages to your server all through SMS.

    Phone screenshots of discord app and SMS app showing notification of new user joining and two way messaging

    Prerequisites

    Here’s what you’ll need for this …

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  • By Volkan Paksoy
    Respond to Twilio Webhooks using AWS Lambda and .NET Respond to Twilio Webhooks using AWS Lambda and .NET

    In this article, you will learn how to develop a web API with .NET 6 to handle Twilio webhooks and deploy it to AWS Lambda. You will also learn how to save call recordings to AWS S3 as MP3 files.

    Prerequisites

    What are webhooks?

    In today’s API-driven world, integrating applications is easier than ever. Most of the time, y …

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  • By Niels Swimberghe
    Use Visual Studio Port Tunneling to handle Twilio Webhooks Use Visual Studio Port Tunneling to handle Twilio Webhooks

    Visual Studio recently introduced a new feature called port tunneling. By using port tunneling, Visual Studio will create a new public URL (tunnel URL) for you, and HTTP requests sent to the tunnel URL will be forwarded to your ASP.NET Core project running on localhost.

    Port tunneling has a lot of use cases. You could use this to easily test your web application on other devices like mobiles phone and tablets. You could also use this to make your application temporarily, publicly available for doing interactive demos and inviting your audience to participate.

    How to use port tunneling with Twilio

    The most exciting use case for Twilio is that you can use port tunneling to test webhooks. What are webhooks again?

    "Webhooks are user-defined HTTP callbacks. They are triggered by some event in a web application and can facilitate integrating different applications or third-party APIs, like Twilio." …

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  • By Miguel Grinberg
    Cambie el fondo de sus videollamadas con la librería Processors de Twilio Video twilio-video-processor-header

    El reemplazo del fondo y el desenfoque es una gran función que ofrecen los principales actores del espacio de videoconferencia, especialmente apreciada por quienes se han visto obligados a improvisar un espacio de trabajo en sus hogares como consecuencia de las medidas de cuarentena y permanencia en casa, aplicadas para combatir la propagación del COVID-19.

    Esta función llega ahora al producto de Twilio Programmable Video a través de la librería JavaScript de Processors de Twilio Video. En este breve tutorial, aprenderá a agregar filtros de procesamiento de video a una secuencia de video capturada por su navegador web.

    Demostración de efectos de fondo

    Requisitos previos

    En el momento en que escribo este artículo, la librería Processors de video solo funciona en Chrome, por lo que deberá usar este navegador. Puede comprobar la lista actual de navegadores compatibles en la documentación para verificar si hay actualizaciones.

    La aplicación de ejemplo que va a crear como …

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  • By Néstor Campos
    How to send a vCard with MMS using C# and .NET Send vCards via MMS using C# and .NET

    You can use the Twilio Programmable Messaging to send contact information in vCard format via MMS. If you have a business with many users and you must send contact information, you should consider sending it over MMS. You can also send vCards via WhatsApp, but using MMS will allow you to reach anyone even if they don't use WhatsApp. In this post, you will see how to generate and send vCards over MMS programmatically using C# .NET.

    Prerequisites

    You will need the following for your development environment:

    You can find the source code of this tutorial in this GitHub repository.

    What is vCard?

    vCard …

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  • By Volkan Paksoy
    How to send RSS feed digest email with C# and SendGrid Dynamic Email Templates How to send RSS feed digest email with C# and SendGrid Dynamic Email Templates

    In this article, you will learn how to create a nicely formatted dynamic email using the Twilio Blog RSS feed as source data and send it via the SendGrid API. You will first look into creating the template with test data. Then you will learn how to parse RSS and HTML and send the emails with dynamic data.

    Prerequisites

    You'll need the following things for this tutorial:

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  • By Niels Swimberghe
    How to Bulk Email with C# and .NET: Zero to Hero How to Bulk Email with C# and .NET

    In a previous tutorial, I shared how you can send individual emails using the SendGrid API. This use case is perfect for transactional emails where you send an email to a single recipient or a small number of recipients. But what if you need to send emails to a very large audience? Well, in this tutorial you'll learn how to send bulk emails using the SendGrid API and C# .NET.

    If you're not familiar with sending transactional emails using .NET, I advise you go through the previous post about sending emails with C# and SendGrid first.

    Prerequisites

    Here’s what you will need to follow along:

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  • By Will Johnson
    Send Welcome Emails After New Signups with SendGrid and Auth0 Actions Automate welcome emails header

    Welcome emails are one of your first opportunities to make a good impression on new customers and it’s the one broadcast every user will see. It’ll also set the foundation of a good relationship from the start. Twilio SendGrid enables you to deliver emails to your customers without using engineering resources to do it yourself.

    If you aren’t familiar with Auth0, it is an Identity Access Management (IAM) platform that helps manage authentication and authorization in applications securely. Auth0 has recently launched Actions which lets developers customize the behavior of Auth0 applications at certain trigger points through functions written in Node.js.

    In this post, you’ll learn how to send a welcome email after a new user signs up to your Auth0 application using the SendGrid Mail Send API and Auth0 Actions.

    Prerequisites

    • A free Twilio SendGrid Account – Sign up here.
    • A free Auth0 Account – …
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  • By Dhruv Patel
    How to Call an AI Friend using GPT-3 with Twilio Voice and Functions How to call an AI friend Header

    I always used to find myself getting into unwanted social situations that I could never get out of. As the engineer I am, I decided it’d be fun to build and publish a quick solution to this using my toolbelt here at Twilio: How to Escape Pesky Situations using Twilio Functions and TwiML Bins. This solution allowed me to text my “friend” Joanna – an Amazon Polly voice – a key phrase which would trigger Joanna to call me and respond as if there was an emergency using a human-like synthesized speech.

    This solution then made me wonder what other fun ways Joanna could help me out. Since it’s also National Anti-Boredom Month (July), I started focusing on ways to tackle boredom and pass time.

    Gif of bored kid on couch

    Whether it’s walking home from the subway or waiting in line at the store I always find myself needing to kill time. I could …

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  • By Néstor Campos
    How to send vCards with WhatsApp using C# and .NET Send vCards with WhatsApp and C#

    You can use the Twilio Programmable Messaging to send contact information in vCard format via WhatsApp. If you use WhatsApp regularly, on some occasions you may have had to send or receive the contact info of a person to whom you must text or call. In this post, you will see how to do this programmatically.

    Prerequisites

    You will need the following for your development environment:

    You can find the source code of this tutorial in this GitHub repository.

    What is vCard?

    vCard is a standard format for sharing contact information between people and applications. This information may include personal information, phone numbers, email addresses, …

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