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Quickstarts for the WhatsApp Business API with Twilio


The WhatsApp Business API with Twilio is the quickest way to integrate 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.


The WhatsApp Business API with Twilio: Quickstarts

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Our WhatsApp Quickstart shows you a common WhatsApp integration with Twilio Programmable Messaging using six 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 Programmable Messaging API for WhatsApp

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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.

Send a Message with WhatsApp

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Use the Twilio API for WhatsApp to send a message using 6 languages and cURL.

Node.js
Python
C#
Java
Go
PHP
Ruby
twilio-cli
curl

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// Download the helper library from https://www.twilio.com/docs/node/install
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import twilio from "twilio";
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// Find your Account SID and Auth Token at twilio.com/console
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// and set the environment variables. See http://twil.io/secure
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const accountSid = process.env.TWILIO_ACCOUNT_SID;
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const authToken = process.env.TWILIO_AUTH_TOKEN;
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const client = twilio(accountSid, authToken);
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const message = await client.messages.create({
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body: "Hello there!",
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from: "whatsapp:+14155238886",
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to: "whatsapp:+15005550006",
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});
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console.log(message.body);

Output

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{
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"account_sid": "ACaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa",
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"api_version": "2010-04-01",
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"body": "Hello there!",
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"date_created": "Thu, 24 Aug 2023 05:01:45 +0000",
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"date_sent": "Thu, 24 Aug 2023 05:01:45 +0000",
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"date_updated": "Thu, 24 Aug 2023 05:01:45 +0000",
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"direction": "outbound-api",
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"error_code": null,
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"error_message": null,
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"from": "whatsapp:+14155238886",
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"num_media": "0",
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"num_segments": "1",
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"price": null,
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"price_unit": null,
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"messaging_service_sid": "MGaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa",
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"sid": "SMaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa",
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"status": "queued",
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"subresource_uris": {
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"media": "/2010-04-01/Accounts/ACaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa/Messages/SMaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa/Media.json"
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},
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"tags": {
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"campaign_name": "Spring Sale 2022",
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"message_type": "cart_abandoned"
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},
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"to": "whatsapp:+15005550006",
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"uri": "/2010-04-01/Accounts/ACaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa/Messages/SMaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.json"
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}


What's Next with WhatsApp?

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


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