Alerts and notifications

Inform, engage, and drive customers to take action with personalized email. phone, and text alerts that are reliably delivered through Twilio.

Inform, engage, and drive customers to take action with Twilio alerts and notifications

What you can do with Twilio alerts and notifications

Deliver important information on the channels your customers prefer.

  • Chat bubble with clock
    Appointment reminders

    Set up time-based appointment reminder emails or text notifications to reduce no-shows.

  • Mobile notification
    Security alerts

    Notify customers with real-time account alerts about large withdrawals or suspicious activity.

  • Package with heart
    Purchase confirmation

    Send receipts and automated order updates such as delivery notifications.

  • Mobile phone with user and heart symbol
    Lead alerts

    Set up text alerts or triggered emails to deliver a notification when a new lead comes in.

  • Chat Bubble
    Product notifications

    Guide customers through your product with messages that are triggered by a specific interaction.

  • Earth with a chat bubble icon
    Mass notifications

    Send bulk messages, like flight notifications or terms of service changes, to alert customers at scale.

How to build email, phone, and text alerts

Create the exact solution you need. No limitations. No need for multiple vendors.

Twilio products for alerts and notifications

Choose the best communication channels for your alerts and notifications use cases.


Programmable Messaging API

SendGrid Email API

Voice API

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SMS, WhatsApp, Push, MMS



Phone number selection

A2P 10DLC, short codes, toll-free, alphanumeric


A2P 10DLC, short codes, toll-free, alphanumeric

Easy to build

Send a text with a few lines of code

Integrate in minutes

Make an outbound call in minutes

Real-time delivery

75 second traffic re-route cycle and +3% in messages delivered***

12% greater email deliverability rate vs. industry avg.

3 redundant regions, 8 low-latency edge locations


Content API to send templated rich content across channels

HTML Editor with support for Dynamic Content

IVR virtual agents trained on customer data


157B+ messages sent or received per year

1.7T+ emails sent per year

36.5B+ voice calls per year

Security and trust

Enhanced verification with Trust Hub

Sender Authentication (SPF, DKIM, rDNS)

Verified calling with Trust Hub

Performance data

Insights dashboard

Deliverability Insights, Searchable Email Activity****

Voice Intelligence

Flexible, pay-as-you-go pricing

Starts at $0.0079/SMS

Starts at $19.95/mo

Starts at $0.0140/min

Learn more

Send your first notifications in minutes

Sign up for a free Twilio account to start building alerts and notifications today. Use our quickstarts, up-to-date docs, the Twilio CLI, and Code Exchange to build a prototype quickly.

# Download the helper library from
import os
from import Client

# Find your Account SID and Auth Token at
# and set the environment variables. See
account_sid = os.environ['TWILIO_ACCOUNT_SID']
auth_token = os.environ['TWILIO_AUTH_TOKEN']
client = Client(account_sid, auth_token)

call = client.calls.create(

// Install the C# / .NET helper library from

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

class Program
    static void Main(string[] args)
        // Find your Account SID and Auth Token at
        // and set the environment variables. See
        string accountSid = Environment.GetEnvironmentVariable("TWILIO_ACCOUNT_SID");
        string authToken = Environment.GetEnvironmentVariable("TWILIO_AUTH_TOKEN");

        TwilioClient.Init(accountSid, authToken);

        var call = CallResource.Create(
            url: new Uri(""),
            to: new Twilio.Types.PhoneNumber("+14155551212"),
            from: new Twilio.Types.PhoneNumber("+15017122661")


// Update the path below to your autoload.php,
// see
require_once '/path/to/vendor/autoload.php';

use Twilio\Rest\Client;

// Find your Account SID and Auth Token at
// and set the environment variables. See
$sid = getenv("TWILIO_ACCOUNT_SID");
$token = getenv("TWILIO_AUTH_TOKEN");
$twilio = new Client($sid, $token);

$call = $twilio->calls
               ->create("+14155551212", // to
                        "+15017122661", // from
                        ["url" => ""]

# Download the helper library from
require 'rubygems'
require 'twilio-ruby'

# Find your Account SID and Auth Token at
# and set the environment variables. See
account_sid = ENV['TWILIO_ACCOUNT_SID']
auth_token = ENV['TWILIO_AUTH_TOKEN']
@client =, auth_token)

call = @client.calls.create(
                       url: '',
                       to: '+14155551212',
                       from: '+15017122661'

puts call.sid
// Install the Java helper library from

import com.twilio.Twilio;
import com.twilio.type.PhoneNumber;


public class Example {
    // Find your Account SID and Auth Token at
    // and set the environment variables. See
    public static final String ACCOUNT_SID = System.getenv("TWILIO_ACCOUNT_SID");
    public static final String AUTH_TOKEN = System.getenv("TWILIO_AUTH_TOKEN");

    public static void main(String[] args) {
        Twilio.init(ACCOUNT_SID, AUTH_TOKEN);
        Call call = Call.creator(
                new com.twilio.type.PhoneNumber("+14155551212"),
                new com.twilio.type.PhoneNumber("+15017122661"),

// Download the helper library from
// Find your Account SID and Auth Token at
// and set the environment variables. See
const accountSid = process.env.TWILIO_ACCOUNT_SID;
const authToken = process.env.TWILIO_AUTH_TOKEN;
const client = require('twilio')(accountSid, authToken);

         url: '',
         to: '+14155551212',
         from: '+15017122661'
      .then(call => console.log(call.sid));
curl -X POST "$TWILIO_ACCOUNT_SID/Calls.json" \
--data-urlencode "Url=" \
--data-urlencode "To=+14155551212" \
--data-urlencode "From=+15017122661" \

Send your first text alerts

Watch the quickstart to learn how to send your first text notifications with Twilio Programmable Messaging.

Send your first email notifications

Set up your SendGrid account and start sending transactional email with help from our onboarding guide.

Make your first notification call

Start making outbound calls through the Voice APIs with our docs and quickstarts in 7+ languages.

Prefer not to code? No problem.

Work with one of our trusted partners to get coding support or explore a pre-built notifications solution.

Work with Twilio Professional Services to set up global call tracking for your company

Why choose Twilio for alerts and notifications

Dependable delivery for alerts and notifications at any scale, anywhere in the world.

Engaging customers globally with no limitations through preferred channels with Twilio

* In the U.S. with a verified toll-free number. Exact message total depends on your location and number type.

** To make local or toll-free calls in the U.S.

*** The Total Economic Impact™ of Twilio Messaging, a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting, April 2023. Results are for a 
 composite organization representative of interviewed customers.

**** Only available for some Email packages.