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MessageFeedback Resource

MessageFeedback is a subresource of a Message resource. Message Feedback represents the user-reported outcome of a message.

To better understand and optimize message deliverability, see sending Message Feedback to Twilio.

Looking for step-by-step instructions on tracking the delivery status of your sent messages? Follow our guide to Tracking Delivery Status in your programming language of choice.

MessageFeedback properties

enum:outcome Not PII

unconfirmed or confirmed. If ProvideFeedback=true in the initial HTTP POST, this value will default to unconfirmed. Make an HTTP POST to update this value to confirmed after the message arrives.

Outcome Values

The following are the possible values for the Outcome parameter:

Outcome Description

The message has not yet arrived at the To phone number.

Note that this may mean the message has failed or it is still pending. For the purposes of the Message Feedback API, failed and pending are both considered unconfirmed.

Your application should not POST this value as is set by default when the initial HTTP POST includes ProvideFeedback=true.

confirmed The message has arrived at the To phone number.

Even if the message is delayed in delivery, you should still POST this value as soon as you have confirmed that the message was received.

Create a MessageFeedback resource


To track message feedback, you must set ProvideFeedback=true when you first create the Message. This will create a Message Feedback instance with an Outcome of unconfirmed.

Once you confirm that your message arrived at its destination, you can update the Feedback instance. POST to the Message Feedback resource to update Outcome to confirmed.

Example Usage

Set the ProvideFeedback parameter to true when you send the message.

curl -X POST '' \
--data-urlencode 'To=+18085551234'  \
--data-urlencode 'From=+16045559876'  \
--data-urlencode 'Body=Your verification code is: 249205' \
--data-urlencode 'ProvideFeedback=true'  \
-u ACa9b8c7d6e5f43120a9b8c7d6e5f43120:[AuthToken]

Save the message SID – you can find this in the API response of your sent message:

{"sid": "SM1f2e3d4c5b6a70891f2e3d4c5b6a7089", "date_created": "Thu, 14 Jul 2016 14:18:40 +0000", ...}

If the user receives the text message, POST to the Feedback subresource to set the message Outcome to 'confirmed'.

curl -X POST '' \
--data-urlencode 'Outcome=confirmed'  \
-u ACa9b8c7d6e5f43120a9b8c7d6e5f43120:[AuthToken]

Helper Library Support

The Message Feedback endpoint is supported in our Next Generation Helper Libraries. This endpoint is not supported by our legacy helper libraries.

If you are using a legacy helper library, you can still use the Message Feedback API by POSTing directly to the REST endpoint.

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