Retrieve and Modify Message History

This guide will show you how you can search, retrieve, and modify the messages you send with Programmable SMS.

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// Download the Node helper library from twilio.com/docs/node/install
// These vars are your accountSid and authToken from twilio.com/user/account
var accountSid = 'ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX';
var authToken = "your_auth_token";
var client = require('twilio')(accountSid, authToken);

client.messages.list(function(err, data) {
    data.messages.forEach(function(message) {
        console.log(message.body);
    });
});
// Download the Node helper library from twilio.com/docs/node/install
// These consts are your accountSid and authToken from https://www.twilio.com/console
const accountSid = 'ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX';
const authToken = 'your_auth_token';
const client = require('twilio')(accountSid, authToken);

client.messages.each((message) => console.log(message.body));
// Download the twilio-csharp library from twilio.com/docs/csharp/install
using System;
using Twilio;
class Example 
{
  static void Main(string[] args) 
  {
    // Find your Account Sid and Auth Token at twilio.com/user/account
    string AccountSid = "ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX";
    string AuthToken = "your_auth_token";
    var twilio = new TwilioRestClient(AccountSid, AuthToken);

    var request = new MessageListRequest();
    
    var messages = twilio.ListMessages(request);
    
    foreach (var message in messages.Messages)
    {
      Console.WriteLine(message.Body);
    }
  }
}
<?php
// Get the PHP helper library from https://twilio.com/docs/libraries/php
require_once('/path/to/twilio-php/Services/Twilio.php'); // Loads the library

// Your Account Sid and Auth Token from twilio.com/user/account
$sid = "ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX"; 
$token = "your_auth_token"; 
$client = new Services_Twilio($sid, $token);

// Loop over the list of messages and echo a property for each one
foreach ($client->account->messages as $message) {
    echo $message->body;
}
# Get twilio-ruby from twilio.com/docs/ruby/install
require 'rubygems'          # This line not needed for ruby > 1.8
require 'twilio-ruby'

# Get your Account Sid and Auth Token from twilio.com/user/account
account_sid = 'ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX'
auth_token = 'your_auth_token'
@client = Twilio::REST::Client.new account_sid, auth_token


# Loop over messages and print out a property for each one
@client.account.messages.list.each do |message|
  puts message.body
end
// Download the twilio-csharp library from twilio.com/docs/libraries/csharp
using System;
using Twilio;
using Twilio.Rest.Api.V2010.Account;

class Example
{
    static void Main(string[] args)
    {
        // Find your Account Sid and Auth Token at twilio.com/console
        const string accountSid = "ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX";
        const string authToken = "your_auth_token";
        TwilioClient.Init(accountSid, authToken);

        var messages = MessageResource.Read();

        foreach (var message in messages)
        {
            Console.WriteLine(message.Body);
        }
    }
}
<?php
// Get the PHP helper library from https://twilio.com/docs/libraries/php
require_once '/path/to/vendor/autoload.php'; // Loads the library
use Twilio\Rest\Client;

// Your Account Sid and Auth Token from twilio.com/user/account
$sid = "ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX";
$token = "your_auth_token";
$client = new Client($sid, $token);

// Loop over the list of messages and echo a property for each one
foreach ($client->messages->read() as $message) {
    echo $message->body;
}
# Download the Python helper library from twilio.com/docs/python/install
from twilio.rest import TwilioRestClient

# Your Account Sid and Auth Token from twilio.com/user/account
account_sid = "ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX"
auth_token = "your_auth_token"
client = TwilioRestClient(account_sid, auth_token)

# A list of message objects with the properties described above
messages = client.messages.list()
# Get twilio-ruby from twilio.com/docs/ruby/install
require 'twilio-ruby'

# Get your Account SID and Auth Token from twilio.com/console
account_sid = 'ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX'
auth_token = 'your_auth_token'

# Initialize Twilio Client
@client = Twilio::REST::Client.new(account_sid, auth_token)

# Get message with the given sid
@message = @client.account.messages('MM800f449d0399ed014aae2bcc0cc2f2ec').fetch

@client.account.messages.list.each do |message|
  puts message.body
end
// Install the Java helper library from twilio.com/docs/java/install
import com.twilio.sdk.TwilioRestClient;
import com.twilio.sdk.TwilioRestException;
import com.twilio.sdk.resource.instance.Message;
import com.twilio.sdk.resource.list.MessageList;

public class Example { 

  // Find your Account Sid and Token at twilio.com/user/account
  public static final String ACCOUNT_SID = "ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX";
  public static final String AUTH_TOKEN = "your_auth_token";

  public static void main(String[] args) throws TwilioRestException {
    TwilioRestClient client = new TwilioRestClient(ACCOUNT_SID, AUTH_TOKEN);

    MessageList messages = client.getAccount().getMessages();
    
    // Loop over messages and print out a property for each one.
    for (Message message : messages) {
      System.out.println(message.getBody());
    }
    
  }
}
# Download the Python helper library from twilio.com/docs/python/install
from twilio.rest import Client

# Your Account Sid and Auth Token from twilio.com/user/account
account_sid = "ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX"
auth_token = "your_auth_token"
client = Client(account_sid, auth_token)

# A list of message objects with the properties described above
for message in client.messages.list():
    print(message.direction)
// Install the Java helper library from twilio.com/docs/java/install
import com.twilio.Twilio;
import com.twilio.base.ResourceSet;
import com.twilio.rest.api.v2010.account.Message;

public class Example {
  // Find your Account Sid and Token at twilio.com/user/account
  public static final String ACCOUNT_SID = "ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX";
  public static final String AUTH_TOKEN = "your_auth_token";

  public static void main(String[] args) {
    Twilio.init(ACCOUNT_SID, AUTH_TOKEN);

    ResourceSet<Message> messages = Message.reader().read();

    // Loop over messages and print out a property for each one.
    for (Message message : messages) {
      System.out.println(message.getBody());
    }
  }
}
$ curl -G https://api.twilio.com/2010-04-01/Accounts/ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX/Messages \
    -u 'ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX:your_auth_token'
$ curl -G https://api.twilio.com/2010-04-01/Accounts/ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX/Messages.json \
    -u 'ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX:your_auth_token'
{
   "page": 0,
   "page_size": 50,
   "uri": "/2010-04-01/Accounts/ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX/Messages.json"
   "first_page_uri": "/2010-04-01/Accounts/ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX/Messages.json?Page=0&PageSize=50",
   "next_page_uri": "/2010-04-01/Accounts/ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX/Messages.json?Page=1&PageSize=50",
   "previous_page_uri": null,
   "messages": [
       {
           "account_sid": "ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX",
           "api_version": "2010-04-01",
           "body": "Hey Jenny why aren't you returning my calls?",
           "num_segments": "1",
           "num_media": "0",
           "date_created": "Mon, 16 Aug 2010 03:45:01 +0000",
           "date_sent": "Mon, 16 Aug 2010 03:45:03 +0000",
           "date_updated": "Mon, 16 Aug 2010 03:45:03 +0000",
           "direction": "outbound-api",
           "error_code": null,
           "error_message": null,
           "from": "+14158141829",
           "price": "-0.02000",
           "sid": "SM800f449d0399ed014aae2bcc0cc2f2ec",
           "status": "sent",
           "to": "+15558675309",
           "uri": "/2010-04-01/Accounts/ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX/Messages/MM800f449d0399ed014aae2bcc0cc2f2ec.json"
       },
       ...
   ]
}
<TwilioResponse>
	<Messages page="0" pagesize="50" uri="/2010-04-01/Accounts/ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX/Messages" firstpageuri="/2010-04-01/Accounts/ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX/Messages?Page=0&amp;PageSize=50" previouspageuri="" nextpageuri="/2010-04-01/Accounts/ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX/Messages?Page=1&amp;PageSize=50">
		<Message>
			<Sid>MM800f449d0399ed014aae2bcc0cc2f2ec</Sid>
			<DateCreated>Mon, 16 Aug 2010 03:45:01 +0000</DateCreated>
			<DateUpdated>Mon, 16 Aug 2010 03:45:03 +0000</DateUpdated>
			<DateSent>Mon, 16 Aug 2010 03:45:03 +0000</DateSent>
			<AccountSid>ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX</AccountSid>
			<To>+15558675309</To>
			<From>+14158141829</From>
			<Body>Hey Jenny why aren't you returning my calls?</Body>
			<NumSegments>1</NumSegments>
			<NumMedia>0</NumMedia>
			<Status>sent</Status>
			<Direction>outbound-api</Direction>
			<Price>-0.02000</Price>
			<PriceUnit>USD</PriceUnit>
			<ErrorCode/>
			<ErrorMessage/>
			<ApiVersion>2010-04-01</ApiVersion>
			<Uri>/2010-04-01/Accounts/ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX/Messages/MM800f449d0399ed014aae2bcc0cc2f2ec</Uri>
		</Message>
		...
	</Messages>
</TwilioResponse>
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// Download the Node helper library from twilio.com/docs/node/install
// These vars are your accountSid and authToken from twilio.com/user/account
var accountSid = 'ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX';
var authToken = "your_auth_token";
var client = require('twilio')(accountSid, authToken);

client.messages.list(function(err, data) {
    data.messages.forEach(function(message) {
        console.log(message.body);
    });
});
// Download the Node helper library from twilio.com/docs/node/install
// These consts are your accountSid and authToken from https://www.twilio.com/console
const accountSid = 'ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX';
const authToken = 'your_auth_token';
const client = require('twilio')(accountSid, authToken);

client.messages.each((message) => console.log(message.body));
// Download the twilio-csharp library from twilio.com/docs/csharp/install
using System;
using Twilio;
class Example 
{
  static void Main(string[] args) 
  {
    // Find your Account Sid and Auth Token at twilio.com/user/account
    string AccountSid = "ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX";
    string AuthToken = "your_auth_token";
    var twilio = new TwilioRestClient(AccountSid, AuthToken);

    var request = new MessageListRequest();
    
    var messages = twilio.ListMessages(request);
    
    foreach (var message in messages.Messages)
    {
      Console.WriteLine(message.Body);
    }
  }
}
<?php
// Get the PHP helper library from https://twilio.com/docs/libraries/php
require_once('/path/to/twilio-php/Services/Twilio.php'); // Loads the library

// Your Account Sid and Auth Token from twilio.com/user/account
$sid = "ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX"; 
$token = "your_auth_token"; 
$client = new Services_Twilio($sid, $token);

// Loop over the list of messages and echo a property for each one
foreach ($client->account->messages as $message) {
    echo $message->body;
}
# Get twilio-ruby from twilio.com/docs/ruby/install
require 'rubygems'          # This line not needed for ruby > 1.8
require 'twilio-ruby'

# Get your Account Sid and Auth Token from twilio.com/user/account
account_sid = 'ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX'
auth_token = 'your_auth_token'
@client = Twilio::REST::Client.new account_sid, auth_token


# Loop over messages and print out a property for each one
@client.account.messages.list.each do |message|
  puts message.body
end
// Download the twilio-csharp library from twilio.com/docs/libraries/csharp
using System;
using Twilio;
using Twilio.Rest.Api.V2010.Account;

class Example
{
    static void Main(string[] args)
    {
        // Find your Account Sid and Auth Token at twilio.com/console
        const string accountSid = "ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX";
        const string authToken = "your_auth_token";
        TwilioClient.Init(accountSid, authToken);

        var messages = MessageResource.Read();

        foreach (var message in messages)
        {
            Console.WriteLine(message.Body);
        }
    }
}
<?php
// Get the PHP helper library from https://twilio.com/docs/libraries/php
require_once '/path/to/vendor/autoload.php'; // Loads the library
use Twilio\Rest\Client;

// Your Account Sid and Auth Token from twilio.com/user/account
$sid = "ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX";
$token = "your_auth_token";
$client = new Client($sid, $token);

// Loop over the list of messages and echo a property for each one
foreach ($client->messages->read() as $message) {
    echo $message->body;
}
# Download the Python helper library from twilio.com/docs/python/install
from twilio.rest import TwilioRestClient

# Your Account Sid and Auth Token from twilio.com/user/account
account_sid = "ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX"
auth_token = "your_auth_token"
client = TwilioRestClient(account_sid, auth_token)

# A list of message objects with the properties described above
messages = client.messages.list()
# Get twilio-ruby from twilio.com/docs/ruby/install
require 'twilio-ruby'

# Get your Account SID and Auth Token from twilio.com/console
account_sid = 'ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX'
auth_token = 'your_auth_token'

# Initialize Twilio Client
@client = Twilio::REST::Client.new(account_sid, auth_token)

# Get message with the given sid
@message = @client.account.messages('MM800f449d0399ed014aae2bcc0cc2f2ec').fetch

@client.account.messages.list.each do |message|
  puts message.body
end
// Install the Java helper library from twilio.com/docs/java/install
import com.twilio.sdk.TwilioRestClient;
import com.twilio.sdk.TwilioRestException;
import com.twilio.sdk.resource.instance.Message;
import com.twilio.sdk.resource.list.MessageList;

public class Example { 

  // Find your Account Sid and Token at twilio.com/user/account
  public static final String ACCOUNT_SID = "ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX";
  public static final String AUTH_TOKEN = "your_auth_token";

  public static void main(String[] args) throws TwilioRestException {
    TwilioRestClient client = new TwilioRestClient(ACCOUNT_SID, AUTH_TOKEN);

    MessageList messages = client.getAccount().getMessages();
    
    // Loop over messages and print out a property for each one.
    for (Message message : messages) {
      System.out.println(message.getBody());
    }
    
  }
}
# Download the Python helper library from twilio.com/docs/python/install
from twilio.rest import Client

# Your Account Sid and Auth Token from twilio.com/user/account
account_sid = "ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX"
auth_token = "your_auth_token"
client = Client(account_sid, auth_token)

# A list of message objects with the properties described above
for message in client.messages.list():
    print(message.direction)
// Install the Java helper library from twilio.com/docs/java/install
import com.twilio.Twilio;
import com.twilio.base.ResourceSet;
import com.twilio.rest.api.v2010.account.Message;

public class Example {
  // Find your Account Sid and Token at twilio.com/user/account
  public static final String ACCOUNT_SID = "ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX";
  public static final String AUTH_TOKEN = "your_auth_token";

  public static void main(String[] args) {
    Twilio.init(ACCOUNT_SID, AUTH_TOKEN);

    ResourceSet<Message> messages = Message.reader().read();

    // Loop over messages and print out a property for each one.
    for (Message message : messages) {
      System.out.println(message.getBody());
    }
  }
}
$ curl -G https://api.twilio.com/2010-04-01/Accounts/ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX/Messages \
    -u 'ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX:your_auth_token'
$ curl -G https://api.twilio.com/2010-04-01/Accounts/ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX/Messages.json \
    -u 'ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX:your_auth_token'
{
   "page": 0,
   "page_size": 50,
   "uri": "/2010-04-01/Accounts/ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX/Messages.json"
   "first_page_uri": "/2010-04-01/Accounts/ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX/Messages.json?Page=0&PageSize=50",
   "next_page_uri": "/2010-04-01/Accounts/ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX/Messages.json?Page=1&PageSize=50",
   "previous_page_uri": null,
   "messages": [
       {
           "account_sid": "ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX",
           "api_version": "2010-04-01",
           "body": "Hey Jenny why aren't you returning my calls?",
           "num_segments": "1",
           "num_media": "0",
           "date_created": "Mon, 16 Aug 2010 03:45:01 +0000",
           "date_sent": "Mon, 16 Aug 2010 03:45:03 +0000",
           "date_updated": "Mon, 16 Aug 2010 03:45:03 +0000",
           "direction": "outbound-api",
           "error_code": null,
           "error_message": null,
           "from": "+14158141829",
           "price": "-0.02000",
           "sid": "SM800f449d0399ed014aae2bcc0cc2f2ec",
           "status": "sent",
           "to": "+15558675309",
           "uri": "/2010-04-01/Accounts/ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX/Messages/MM800f449d0399ed014aae2bcc0cc2f2ec.json"
       },
       ...
   ]
}
<TwilioResponse>
	<Messages page="0" pagesize="50" uri="/2010-04-01/Accounts/ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX/Messages" firstpageuri="/2010-04-01/Accounts/ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX/Messages?Page=0&amp;PageSize=50" previouspageuri="" nextpageuri="/2010-04-01/Accounts/ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX/Messages?Page=1&amp;PageSize=50">
		<Message>
			<Sid>MM800f449d0399ed014aae2bcc0cc2f2ec</Sid>
			<DateCreated>Mon, 16 Aug 2010 03:45:01 +0000</DateCreated>
			<DateUpdated>Mon, 16 Aug 2010 03:45:03 +0000</DateUpdated>
			<DateSent>Mon, 16 Aug 2010 03:45:03 +0000</DateSent>
			<AccountSid>ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX</AccountSid>
			<To>+15558675309</To>
			<From>+14158141829</From>
			<Body>Hey Jenny why aren't you returning my calls?</Body>
			<NumSegments>1</NumSegments>
			<NumMedia>0</NumMedia>
			<Status>sent</Status>
			<Direction>outbound-api</Direction>
			<Price>-0.02000</Price>
			<PriceUnit>USD</PriceUnit>
			<ErrorCode/>
			<ErrorMessage/>
			<ApiVersion>2010-04-01</ApiVersion>
			<Uri>/2010-04-01/Accounts/ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX/Messages/MM800f449d0399ed014aae2bcc0cc2f2ec</Uri>
		</Message>
		...
	</Messages>
</TwilioResponse>