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Installing Add-ons

You can discover Add-ons via Console under the Twilio Marketplace or alongside the Twilio product that supports them using the Add-on link in the navigation bar.

The Twilio Marketplace is also your source of information about the Add-on provider, pricing, expected response times, the type of data the Add-on returns, the documentation specific to that Add-on and any Add-on specific support details.

After you find the Add-on you would like to use, you can install it on your account by clicking the Install button. Installing an Add-on makes it available for you to use, and further allows you to Configure which Twilio products it should be enabled for, in addition to other Add-on specific configuration.

Terms of Service & Data Storage

Add-ons are provided and supported by Add-on providers in the Twilio Marketplace. As a part of the Add-on installation process, you will be required to accept the Add-on provider’s Terms of Service. Note that the Add-on is provided under the Partner’s Terms of Service & Privacy policy.

Configuration & Identifiers

Installing an Add-on creates an Instance of that Add-on that is tied to your account. The Add-on Instance holds the configuration information required to operate the Add-on. This includes the following:

Configuration Information
(available in Console)
What is it User Configurable
Enabled Twilio Products A list of Twilio products that this Add-on supports and is enabled on. Yes
Configuration Parameters Add-on specific configuration parameters. Yes
Add-on Unique Name Human readable unique identifier used to invoke specific Add-ons and consume their results in the Twilio APIs.

Example : twilio_caller_identity
Yes (Suffix only)
Add-on Install Sid Unique Identifier for this Add-on Instance. Used for debugging and billing queries, and required for support requests when you are communicating with the Add-on provider.

Example : MC000003333333333345678901234566
No

For Add-ons that support Configuration Parameters, you can create additional Instances, each with a different set of Enabled Twilio Products and Configuration Parameters. This allows you to create & invoke different configurations of an Add-on, for example, to analyze English and French language text. Refer to the specific Add-on’s documentation for information about the Twilio Products & Configuration Parameters it supports.

NOTE : Add-ons are currently installed and enabled at an Account level. In other words, when you enable an Add-on for a specific product such as Incoming SMS, it will be invoked for every incoming SMS. Some Twilio products (such as Lookups) may require that you specify the Add-on’s unique name to invoke that Add-on, in addition to enabling them for that product via the Console.

Pricing & Billing

The Marketplace allows Partners to set their own pricing for their Add-ons and invokes the Twilio Billing system for usage-based billing. Use of an Add-on will be metered by Twilio and deducted from the developers account.

The following billing models are supported by the Marketplace for an Add-on:

  • Pay-per-use

  • Pay-per-minute : For Recording Analysis Add-ons

  • Subscription (coming soon)

  • Installation (coming soon)

You can check pricing for Add-ons in the Marketplace catalog, and usage inside the Usage page in the Console.

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