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Build Masked Phone Numbers

Allow your customers or mobile employees to call or text each other while masking their phone numbers. By implementing masked phone numbers, you can track all conversation metadata in your system while maintaining your customers' privacy. Twilio customers like Uber & Airbnb use masked phone numbers to create a frictionless conversation(link takes you to an external page).

In this tutorial, we'll learn how a company like Airbnb might implement masked phone numbers. Our sample application is modeled after the amazing rental experience created by Airbnb(link takes you to an external page), but with more Klingons(link takes you to an external page).



Select your language and framework of choice below to get to the source code in your language and follow step-by-step instructions to learn how to build masked communications yourself.

Host users can offer rental properties which other guest users can reserve. The guest and the host can then anonymously communicate via a disposable Twilio phone number created just for a reservation. In this tutorial, we'll show you the key bits of code to make this work.

Happy building!

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