Use a short, recognizable number to send and receive messages with blazing speed.
Lease a new short code or migrate your existing one. Twilio manages the entire 8‑12 week carrier approval process so you don’t have to.
With short codes available in the US, Canada, and the UK, and long code phone numbers in more than 100 locales, you can reach people anywhere in the world.
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When timing counts, a Twilio Short Code gets your messages delivered without having to worry about message queueing or carrier filtering. Throughput starts at 100 messages per second.
“The amount of engineering work it took to switch to the short code was trivial. It took us just ten minutes to make the change.”
SHORT CODES SIMPLIFIED
Short codes can have a lot of snags to get caught on. Twilio smooths out the rough edges so you can spend more time shipping and less time chasing bugs.
Twilio Messaging Service features can reroute to standard long‑code phone numbers automatically in the US when a carrier is unable to receive messages from short codes.
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Automatic picture transcoding, character encoding, and message assembly ensure that
messages are delivered reliably without needing custom code.
Replace rigid keyword response logic with fluid natural language understanding powered by Twilio Autopilot to intelligently handle responses to short code messages.
The Twilio advantage