Proxy: One-to-one Masked Communications
Proxy Public Beta is not available to new customers
Proxy public beta is currently closed for new customers. Please consider using Twilio Conversations and Programmable Voice directly if you are building your masking application.
Note that this does not have any impact on Twilio Flex customers.
Public Beta for customers already using Proxy
Twilio's Proxy API is currently available as a Public Beta product. Some features are not yet implemented and others may be changed before the product is declared as Generally Available.
Public Beta products are not covered by a Twilio SLA.
Twilio Proxy simplifies the task of masking the communications between two parties (aka masked phone numbers or masked calling). Proxy automatically provides a number and associates two numbers together in order to forward messages and calls back and forth.
With Proxy, Twilio facilitates any use case that can benefit from a temporary conversation between two parties.
Not a developer? See the Proxy product page.
Get started with Proxy
Follow our quickstart for the fastest experience adding masked phone numbers for SMS and Voice communications.
Build your app
You've got an idea in mind that could employ ephemeral communications. Let us help you make it a reality.
These docs will help you turn that idea into production and show you all of the details you need to have a hit on your hands.
- Phone Number Management
- How many Phone Numbers do I need?
- Reserved Phone Numbers
- Out-of-Session Callback Response Guide
- Using the Reserved Numbers and Auto-Create functionalities to support the “online directory” scenarios
Legal implications of managing communications between users
If you choose to manage communications between your users, including voice calls, text-based messages (e.g., SMS), and chat, you may need to comply with certain laws and regulations, including those regarding obtaining consent. Additional information regarding legal compliance considerations and best practices for using Twilio to manage and record communications between your users, such as when using Twilio Proxy, can be found here.
Notice: Twilio recommends that you consult with your legal counsel to make sure that you are complying with all applicable laws in connection with communications you record or store using Twilio.
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