The Twilio CLI is supported on macOS, Windows, Linux, and even as a Docker image. Follow the directions for your respective operating system to install the CLI and enhance your developer experience with Twilio.
For information on the latest releases of the CLI, refer to the releases list on GitHub.
Currently, only Node.js 18 is supported. Please upgrade if you are using an older version of Node.js.
We strongly discourage installing the Twilio CLI using a combination of methods. For example, installing the CLI using both Homebrew and npm can cause conflicts in your PATH that may result in unexpected behavior from commands and/or difficulty updating.
Once you have installed Homebrew, run the following command to install the CLI:
_10brew tap twilio/brew && brew install twilio
PowerShell will need to be run as an administrator to avoid possible permission issues when installing via Scoop
Once you have verified your Scoop installation, do the following:
_10scoop bucket add twilio-scoop https://github.com/twilio/scoop-twilio-cli
Install the app:
_10scoop install twilio
The Twilio CLI can be installed using the Advanced Package Tool (apt) on most distributions such as Debian, Ubuntu, Linux Mint, and more.
To install with apt, run the following commands in your terminal:
_10wget -qO- https://twilio-cli-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/twilio_pub.asc \_10| sudo apt-key add -_10sudo touch /etc/apt/sources.list.d/twilio.list_10echo 'deb https://twilio-cli-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/apt/ /' \_10| sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/twilio.list_10sudo apt update_10sudo apt install -y twilio
As an alternative, you may also install the Twilio CLI using apt and a local .deb file:
Install the downloaded package using apt:
_10apt install /path/to/file.deb
The Twilio CLI can also be installed using package managers for Red Hat-based Linux distributions, primarily yum and dnf:
Install the downloaded package using the package manager of your choice, for example:
_10yum install /path/to/package.rpm_10# or_10dnf install /path/to/package.rpm
Another way to install the Twilio CLI is by using the standard macOS user interface and your browser:
If macOS prevents the installation of the .pkg file, follow these steps to successfully open the file and install.
Another way to install the Twilio CLI is by using the standard Windows user interface and your browser:
It's strongly recommended to use one of the other installation methods if possible.
This installation method does not auto-update, and it uses your system's version of Node.js, which may be older than the version Twilio develops the CLI against.
The Twilio CLI is also installable via npm. This is a manual install method that can be used in environments where auto-updating is not ideal, or where we do not offer a prebuilt binary, and requires that Node.js and npm be installed already on your machine. (npm is installed along with Node.js)
To globally install the CLI so that it can be used from any directory, use:
_10npm install -g twilio-cli
To verify your Twilio CLI installation, open a command prompt window and use:
The output will be similar to the following:
_10twilio-cli/5.0.0 darwin-x64 node-v14.19.0
You should see
twilio-cli/x.y.z in the output where
x.y.z is a version number, such as
5.0.0. If you don't, but you have installed the CLI, you may need to restart the command prompt window.
You may also use the following, which are equivalent to
Once you're logged in, you're ready to learn more about how to use the Twilio CLI, and you can begin exploring CLI commands!