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Twilio Conversations Client SDKs

Twilio Conversations provides client-side SDKs for browser-based web applications, as well as for native iOS and Android applications.

JavaScript SDK

The latest version of the JavaScript SDK for Conversations is available on Twilio’s CDN. To use it with your web page, simply add the following script tag:

<script src=""

The Twilio.Conversations namespace will then be available in the window scope of your JavaScript application.

The JS Conversations SDK is also available from NPM:


The Conversations SDK for iOS is available through the CocoaPods and Carthage dependency managers, or by direct download.


To install the SDK using CocoaPods, add the following to your Podfile, changing MyTarget to the name of your target:

source ''

target 'MyTarget' do
  pod 'TwilioConversationsClient', '~> 1.1'


We support integration using Carthage binary frameworks. You can add Twilio Conversations for iOS by adding the following line to your Cartfile:

github "twilio/conversations-ios"

Then run carthage bootstrap, or carthage update if you are updating your SDKs.

The .framework file(s) will be downloaded to the Carthage/Build/iOS directory. Finally, you will need to complete integration, as outlined below below.

Direct download

We also offer the iOS SDK frameworks for direct download. There are several steps you’ll need to complete to successfully add Conversations to your project:

Expanding the downloaded .tar.bz2 file and locate the .framework file(s) inside the directory created. Finally, you will need to complete integration, as outlined below below.

Complete framework integration

The following tasks are done for you if you are using CocoaPods, but are required if you are using Carthage or downloaded the SDK manually.

Drag the .framework file(s) into your Xcode project, making sure they are dropped in the Frameworks, Libraries, and Embedded Content section of your project target’s settings. Make sure you select Copy items if needed when prompted. If the framework files do not appear under Frameworks, Libraries, and Embedded Content for your target, you will receive a Reason: image not found" error during compilation.

In the same section, please also add libc++.tbd as a dependency to your target if it is not already there.

Our frameworks include both device and simulator versions of the SDK to ease integration at development time. The App Store only supports device symbols at submission time, so you must remove the simulator symbols at export time, or you will receive an Unsupported Architectures error during app submission. We include a script to help with this inside the framework which your project can use during packaging:

  • Open your target’s settings.
  • Select Build Phases.
  • Click on the + and select New Run Script Phase. Move the new Run Script item to below the Embed Frameworks item if it is not added there automatically.
  • Set the command to run to: bash "${BUILT_PRODUCTS_DIR}/${FRAMEWORKS_FOLDER_PATH} \ /TwilioConversationsClient.framework/remove_archs"

Android SDK

The Twilio Conversations Android SDK is distributed as a direct download from Twilio’s CDN. It can also be installed via Maven or directly within a Gradle build file using JCenter.

Note Your Android project needs compatibility with Java 8 language features. If you have not already done so, add the following section to the android module in your build.gradle file:

android {
  compileOptions {
    sourceCompatibility JavaVersion.VERSION_1_8
    targetCompatibility JavaVersion.VERSION_1_8

Direct download



To install the SDK using a Gradle build file, include the following in your Gradle build file:

allprojects {
  repositories {

 * Declare dependencies
 * @see
dependencies {
  implementation 'com.twilio:conversations-android:1.2.0'
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