Retrieve and Modify Message History in Ruby

This guide will show you how you can use Ruby to search, retrieve, and modify the messages you send with Programmable SMS. The code snippets in this guide are written using the Ruby language version 2.0.0 or higher, and make use of the Twilio Ruby SDK.

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Search Previous Messages

When you send an SMS or MMS message via the REST API, using the <Message> verb in TwiML, or someone sends a message to one of your Twilio numbers Twilio creates a Message instance resource. The Messages list resource represents the set of messages sent from and received by an account.

Retrieving sent and received messages from history can be achieved by querying the Messages list resource. Here you can see how to retrieve all messages from your account:

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# 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
# 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
{
   "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>
List all Messages

If you'd like to have Twilio narrow down this list of messages for you, you can do so by specifying a To number, From number, and a DateSent. The following example shows passing all three but you can pass any combination of parameters you need. This example filters messages for those sent from a specific number to another specific number on or after a certain date:

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# 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({
  :to   => 'to_number',
  :from => 'from_number',
  :date => '2015-04-01T00:00:00Z'
}).each do |message|
  puts message.body
end
# 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)

@client.api.messages.list(
  to: 'to_number',
  from: 'from_number',
  date_sent: Time.new('2015-04-01T00:00:00Z')
).each do |message|
  puts message.body
end
{
   "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": "Wed, 31 Aug 2016 03:45:01 +0000",
           "date_sent": "Wed, 31 Aug 2016 03:45:03 +0000",
           "date_updated": "Wed, 31 Aug 2016 03:45:03 +0000",
           "direction": "outbound-api",
           "error_code": null,
           "error_message": null,
           "from": "+15017250604",
           "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>Wed, 31 Aug 2016 03:45:01 +0000</DateCreated>
			<DateUpdated>Wed, 31 Aug 2016 03:45:03 +0000</DateUpdated>
			<DateSent>Wed, 31 Aug 2016 03:45:03 +0000</DateSent>
			<AccountSid>ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX</AccountSid>
			<To>+15558675309</To>
			<From>+15017250604</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>
List Messages matching filter criteria

Retrieve a Single Message

If you know the message SID (i.e. the message's unique identifier), then you can retrieve that specific message directly.

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# 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

# Get an object from its sid. If you do not have a sid,
# check out the list resource examples on this page
@message = @client.account.messages.get('MM800f449d0399ed014aae2bcc0cc2f2ec')
puts @message.body
# 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 an object from its sid. If you do not have a sid,
# check out the list resource examples on this page
@message = @client.api.messages('MM800f449d0399ed014aae2bcc0cc2f2ec').fetch

puts @message.body
{
   "account_sid": "ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX",
   "api_version": "2010-04-01",
   "body": "Hey Jenny why aren't you returning my calls?",
   "error_code": null,
   "error_message": null,
   "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",
   "from": "+14158141829",
   "price": "-0.02000",
   "sid": "MM800f449d0399ed014aae2bcc0cc2f2ec",
   "status": "sent",
   "to": "+15558675309",
   "uri": "/2010-04-01/Accounts/ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX/Messages/MM800f449d0399ed014aae2bcc0cc2f2ec.json"
}
<TwilioResponse>
	<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>
		<ApiVersion>2010-04-01</ApiVersion>
		<Price>-0.02000</Price>
		<PriceUnit>USD</PriceUnit>
		<ErrorCode/>
		<ErrorMessage/>
		<Uri>/2010-04-01/Accounts/ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX/Messages/MM800f449d0399ed014aae2bcc0cc2f2ec</Uri>
	</Message>
</TwilioResponse>
Get a Message

How might you know the SID? When sending a message using the REST API, you will receive a Message instance resource as the response from Twilio. Using this, you can inspect the Sid property of the resource. Read more about sending messages in our guide on the topic.

When using the <Message> verb in TwiML, you will need to specify a webhook URL the action attribute to have Twilio call your webhook when the status of the message changes. Your webhook will be passed a MessageSid parameter identifying the incoming message. Read our guide on tracking message status for more on how to do this.

When receiving a message, your webhook will be passed a MessageSid parameter identifying the incoming message. You can learn more about receiving messages here.

However you obtain the SID, you can immediately request the message using the above code, or, you can save the SID in a database for later recall.

Delete or Redact Previously Sent Messages

If you want to delete a message from history, you can easily do so by deleting the Message instance resource.

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# 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

message = @client.account.messages.get('MM800f449d0399ed014aae2bcc0cc2f2ec')
message.delete # Removes the entire Message record
# 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)

message = @client.api.messages('MM800f449d0399ed014aae2bcc0cc2f2ec').fetch

message.delete
{}
Delete a Message

Perhaps you want to redact the body of the message for security purposes, but you don't want to delete the message from history entirely. Redacting a message is done by posting an empty body to the message resource:

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# 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

message = @client.account.messages.get('MM800f449d0399ed014aae2bcc0cc2f2ec')
message.redact # Deletes body field contents
puts message.body # Will be empty string
# 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.api.messages('MM800f449d0399ed014aae2bcc0cc2f2ec').fetch

@message.update(body: '')

puts @message.body # Will be empty string
{
   "account_sid": "ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX",
   "api_version": "2010-04-01",
   "body": "",
   "error_code": null,
   "error_message": null,
   "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",
   "from": "+14158141829",
   "price": "-0.02000",
   "sid": "MM800f449d0399ed014aae2bcc0cc2f2ec",
   "status": "sent",
   "to": "+15558675309",
   "uri": "/2010-04-01/Accounts/ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX/Messages/MM800f449d0399ed014aae2bcc0cc2f2ec.json"
}
Redacted Message
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# 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
# 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
{
   "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>
SDK Version:
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Format:
  • JSON
  • XML
# 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({
  :to   => 'to_number',
  :from => 'from_number',
  :date => '2015-04-01T00:00:00Z'
}).each do |message|
  puts message.body
end
# 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)

@client.api.messages.list(
  to: 'to_number',
  from: 'from_number',
  date_sent: Time.new('2015-04-01T00:00:00Z')
).each do |message|
  puts message.body
end
{
   "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": "Wed, 31 Aug 2016 03:45:01 +0000",
           "date_sent": "Wed, 31 Aug 2016 03:45:03 +0000",
           "date_updated": "Wed, 31 Aug 2016 03:45:03 +0000",
           "direction": "outbound-api",
           "error_code": null,
           "error_message": null,
           "from": "+15017250604",
           "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>Wed, 31 Aug 2016 03:45:01 +0000</DateCreated>
			<DateUpdated>Wed, 31 Aug 2016 03:45:03 +0000</DateUpdated>
			<DateSent>Wed, 31 Aug 2016 03:45:03 +0000</DateSent>
			<AccountSid>ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX</AccountSid>
			<To>+15558675309</To>
			<From>+15017250604</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>
SDK Version:
  • 4.x
  • 5.x
Format:
  • JSON
  • XML
# 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

# Get an object from its sid. If you do not have a sid,
# check out the list resource examples on this page
@message = @client.account.messages.get('MM800f449d0399ed014aae2bcc0cc2f2ec')
puts @message.body
# 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 an object from its sid. If you do not have a sid,
# check out the list resource examples on this page
@message = @client.api.messages('MM800f449d0399ed014aae2bcc0cc2f2ec').fetch

puts @message.body
{
   "account_sid": "ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX",
   "api_version": "2010-04-01",
   "body": "Hey Jenny why aren't you returning my calls?",
   "error_code": null,
   "error_message": null,
   "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",
   "from": "+14158141829",
   "price": "-0.02000",
   "sid": "MM800f449d0399ed014aae2bcc0cc2f2ec",
   "status": "sent",
   "to": "+15558675309",
   "uri": "/2010-04-01/Accounts/ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX/Messages/MM800f449d0399ed014aae2bcc0cc2f2ec.json"
}
<TwilioResponse>
	<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>
		<ApiVersion>2010-04-01</ApiVersion>
		<Price>-0.02000</Price>
		<PriceUnit>USD</PriceUnit>
		<ErrorCode/>
		<ErrorMessage/>
		<Uri>/2010-04-01/Accounts/ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX/Messages/MM800f449d0399ed014aae2bcc0cc2f2ec</Uri>
	</Message>
</TwilioResponse>
SDK Version:
  • 4.x
  • 5.x
Format:
  • JSON
# 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

message = @client.account.messages.get('MM800f449d0399ed014aae2bcc0cc2f2ec')
message.delete # Removes the entire Message record
# 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)

message = @client.api.messages('MM800f449d0399ed014aae2bcc0cc2f2ec').fetch

message.delete
{}
SDK Version:
  • 4.x
  • 5.x
Format:
  • JSON
# 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

message = @client.account.messages.get('MM800f449d0399ed014aae2bcc0cc2f2ec')
message.redact # Deletes body field contents
puts message.body # Will be empty string
# 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.api.messages('MM800f449d0399ed014aae2bcc0cc2f2ec').fetch

@message.update(body: '')

puts @message.body # Will be empty string
{
   "account_sid": "ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX",
   "api_version": "2010-04-01",
   "body": "",
   "error_code": null,
   "error_message": null,
   "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",
   "from": "+14158141829",
   "price": "-0.02000",
   "sid": "MM800f449d0399ed014aae2bcc0cc2f2ec",
   "status": "sent",
   "to": "+15558675309",
   "uri": "/2010-04-01/Accounts/ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX/Messages/MM800f449d0399ed014aae2bcc0cc2f2ec.json"
}