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Send and Receive Media Messages with the Twilio API for WhatsApp

In this guide, we'll show you how to use the Twilio API for WhatsApp to send and receive media messages in your web application. You can send images, video, text, and PDF files to create rich contextual conversations with your WhatsApp Users.

We cover sending outbound media messages to your WhatsApp users as well as receiving and processing incoming messages with media from your users.

Find your language and framework of choice below to get to the source code in your language and follow step-by-step instructions to learn how to send and receive WhatsApp media messages.

You can send media messages to your customers within a 24-hour window of receiving an inbound message from them. Outside of that 24-hour session, you must use a WhatsApp Message Template to send notification messages. To learn more about message templates, take a look at our guide to Sending WhatsApp Notification Messages with Templates.

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