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Twilio API for WhatsApp Quickstarts

The Twilio API for WhatsApp is the quickest way to integrate two-way messaging on WhatsApp into your web application. Using the same Twilio API mechanics you know, quickly add WhatsApp capabilities to your communications options.

Just looking for how to get started? After the below links we show the general steps you'll need to take to get started with WhatsApp and Twilio.

Twilio API for WhatsApp Quickstarts

Our Twilio API for WhatsApp Quickstart shows you a common WhatsApp integration using 6 popular web languages as well as cURL. If you're looking for the fastest way to test the ins and outs of working with WhatsApp in Twilio, try the quickstart in your language of choice or cURL:

Sending a Message with the Twilio API for WhatsApp

Just how easy is it to send messages via WhatsApp and the Twilio API? Once you're set up, here's how you'll send messages for 6 web languages and cURL.

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// Install the C# / .NET helper library from twilio.com/docs/csharp/install

using System;
using Twilio;
using Twilio.Rest.Api.V2010.Account;


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

        TwilioClient.Init(accountSid, authToken);

        var message = MessageResource.Create(
            body: "Hello there!",
            from: new Twilio.Types.PhoneNumber("whatsapp:+14155238886"),
            to: new Twilio.Types.PhoneNumber("whatsapp:+15005550006")
        );

        Console.WriteLine(message.Sid);
    }
}
curl -X POST https://api.twilio.com/2010-04-01/Accounts/ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX/Messages.json \
--data-urlencode "Body=Hello there!" \
--data-urlencode "From=whatsapp:+14155238886" \
--data-urlencode "To=whatsapp:+15005550006" \
-u ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX:your_auth_token
// Install the Java helper library from twilio.com/docs/java/install

import com.twilio.Twilio;
import com.twilio.rest.api.v2010.account.Message;
import com.twilio.type.PhoneNumber;

public class Example {
    // Find your Account Sid and Token at twilio.com/console
    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);
        Message message = Message.creator(
                new com.twilio.type.PhoneNumber("whatsapp:+14155238886"),
                new com.twilio.type.PhoneNumber("whatsapp:+15005550006"),
                "Hello there!")
            .create();

        System.out.println(message.getSid());
    }
}
// Download the helper library from https://www.twilio.com/docs/node/install
// Your Account Sid and Auth Token from twilio.com/console
const accountSid = 'ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX';
const authToken = 'your_auth_token';
const client = require('twilio')(accountSid, authToken);

client.messages
      .create({
        body: 'Hello there!',
        from: 'whatsapp:+14155238886',
        to: 'whatsapp:+15005550006'
      })
      .then(message => console.log(message.sid))
      .done();
<?php

// Update the path below to your autoload.php,
// see https://getcomposer.org/doc/01-basic-usage.md
require_once '/path/to/vendor/autoload.php';

use Twilio\Rest\Client;

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

$message = $twilio->messages
                  ->create("whatsapp:+15005550006",
                           array(
                               "body" => "Hello there!",
                               "from" => "whatsapp:+14155238886"
                           )
                  );

print($message->sid);
# Download the helper library from https://www.twilio.com/docs/python/install
from twilio.rest import Client


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

message = client.messages.create(
                              body='Hello there!',
                              from_='whatsapp:+14155238886',
                              to='whatsapp:+15005550006'
                          )

print(message.sid)
# Download the helper library from https://www.twilio.com/docs/ruby/install
require 'rubygems'
require 'twilio-ruby'

# Your Account Sid and Auth Token from twilio.com/console
account_sid = 'ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX'
auth_token = 'your_auth_token'
@client = Twilio::REST::Client.new(account_sid, auth_token)

message = @client.messages.create(
                             body: 'Hello there!',
                             from: 'whatsapp:+14155238886',
                             to: 'whatsapp:+15005550006'
                           )

puts message.sid
Send a message with WhatsApp

What's Next with WhatsApp?

The quickstart will take you down the quickest path to a WhatsApp integration. For more advanced integrations and details about working with WhatsApp, Twilio, and the Twilio API for WhatsApp see our full API Reference and Overview.

Need some help?

We all do sometimes; code is hard. Get help now from our support team, or lean on the wisdom of the crowd browsing the Twilio tag on Stack Overflow.

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// Install the C# / .NET helper library from twilio.com/docs/csharp/install

using System;
using Twilio;
using Twilio.Rest.Api.V2010.Account;


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

        TwilioClient.Init(accountSid, authToken);

        var message = MessageResource.Create(
            body: "Hello there!",
            from: new Twilio.Types.PhoneNumber("whatsapp:+14155238886"),
            to: new Twilio.Types.PhoneNumber("whatsapp:+15005550006")
        );

        Console.WriteLine(message.Sid);
    }
}
curl -X POST https://api.twilio.com/2010-04-01/Accounts/ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX/Messages.json \
--data-urlencode "Body=Hello there!" \
--data-urlencode "From=whatsapp:+14155238886" \
--data-urlencode "To=whatsapp:+15005550006" \
-u ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX:your_auth_token
// Install the Java helper library from twilio.com/docs/java/install

import com.twilio.Twilio;
import com.twilio.rest.api.v2010.account.Message;
import com.twilio.type.PhoneNumber;

public class Example {
    // Find your Account Sid and Token at twilio.com/console
    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);
        Message message = Message.creator(
                new com.twilio.type.PhoneNumber("whatsapp:+14155238886"),
                new com.twilio.type.PhoneNumber("whatsapp:+15005550006"),
                "Hello there!")
            .create();

        System.out.println(message.getSid());
    }
}
// Download the helper library from https://www.twilio.com/docs/node/install
// Your Account Sid and Auth Token from twilio.com/console
const accountSid = 'ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX';
const authToken = 'your_auth_token';
const client = require('twilio')(accountSid, authToken);

client.messages
      .create({
        body: 'Hello there!',
        from: 'whatsapp:+14155238886',
        to: 'whatsapp:+15005550006'
      })
      .then(message => console.log(message.sid))
      .done();
<?php

// Update the path below to your autoload.php,
// see https://getcomposer.org/doc/01-basic-usage.md
require_once '/path/to/vendor/autoload.php';

use Twilio\Rest\Client;

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

$message = $twilio->messages
                  ->create("whatsapp:+15005550006",
                           array(
                               "body" => "Hello there!",
                               "from" => "whatsapp:+14155238886"
                           )
                  );

print($message->sid);
# Download the helper library from https://www.twilio.com/docs/python/install
from twilio.rest import Client


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

message = client.messages.create(
                              body='Hello there!',
                              from_='whatsapp:+14155238886',
                              to='whatsapp:+15005550006'
                          )

print(message.sid)
# Download the helper library from https://www.twilio.com/docs/ruby/install
require 'rubygems'
require 'twilio-ruby'

# Your Account Sid and Auth Token from twilio.com/console
account_sid = 'ACXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX'
auth_token = 'your_auth_token'
@client = Twilio::REST::Client.new(account_sid, auth_token)

message = @client.messages.create(
                             body: 'Hello there!',
                             from: 'whatsapp:+14155238886',
                             to: 'whatsapp:+15005550006'
                           )

puts message.sid