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Reach customers on all the
right channels with one API

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Conversations API

Drive two-way engagement with cross-channel messaging for conversational chat and more using a single API.

  • Enable commerce and support over in-app and web chat, SMS, MMS, Facebook Messenger, Google’s Business Messages, and WhatsApp.
  • Get to market faster with quick-starts, sample apps, and SDKs.

Explore the Conversations API

Use cases

Chat built for commerce
and customer loyalty

Conversational commerce

Support the whole customer journey with two-way messaging for support, sales, and lead generation.

Customer care

Support a seamless experience for customers with live support, on-demand resources, and chat flows built in Twilio Studio.

On-demand services

Connect customers to desired services within your app seamlessly to foster improved experiences, conversions, and loyalty.

Digital marketplace

Drive cross-channel engagement between two parties in web or in-app experiences, using commerce workflows pre-built with Twilio Frontline.

Developer resources

Create Conversation Participant
  • Node.js
  • C#
  • PHP
  • Ruby
  • Python
  • Java
  • curl
  • twilio-cli
//Downloadthehelperlibraryfromhttps://www.twilio.com/docs/node/install//FindyourAccountSIDandAuthTokenattwilio.com/console//andsettheenvironmentvariables.Seehttp://twil.io/secureconstaccountSid=process.env.TWILIO_ACCOUNT_SID;constauthToken=process.env.TWILIO_AUTH_TOKEN;constclient=require('twilio')(accountSid,authToken);client.conversations.v1.conversations('CHXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX').participants.create({identity:'<Chat User Identity>'}).then(participant=>console.log(participant.sid));
// Install the C# / .NET helper library from twilio.com/docs/csharp/installusingSystem;usingTwilio;usingTwilio.Rest.Conversations.V1.Conversation;classProgram{staticvoidMain(string[]args){// Find your Account SID and Auth Token at twilio.com/console// and set the environment variables. See http://twil.io/securestringaccountSid=Environment.GetEnvironmentVariable("TWILIO_ACCOUNT_SID");stringauthToken=Environment.GetEnvironmentVariable("TWILIO_AUTH_TOKEN");TwilioClient.Init(accountSid,authToken);varparticipant=ParticipantResource.Create(identity:"<Chat User Identity>",pathConversationSid:"CHXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX");Console.WriteLine(participant.Sid);}}
<?php// Update the path below to your autoload.php,// see https://getcomposer.org/doc/01-basic-usage.mdrequire_once'/path/to/vendor/autoload.php';useTwilio\Rest\Client;// Find your Account SID and Auth Token at twilio.com/console// and set the environment variables. See http://twil.io/secure$sid=getenv("TWILIO_ACCOUNT_SID");$token=getenv("TWILIO_AUTH_TOKEN");$twilio=newClient($sid,$token);$participant=$twilio->conversations->v1->conversations("CHXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX")->participants->create(["identity"=>"<Chat User Identity>"]);print($participant->sid);
# Download the helper library from https://www.twilio.com/docs/ruby/installrequire'rubygems'require'twilio-ruby'# Find your Account SID and Auth Token at twilio.com/console# and set the environment variables. See http://twil.io/secureaccount_sid=ENV['TWILIO_ACCOUNT_SID']auth_token=ENV['TWILIO_AUTH_TOKEN']@client=Twilio::REST::Client.new(account_sid,auth_token)participant=@client.conversations.v1.conversations('CHXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX').participants.create(identity:'<Chat User Identity>')putsparticipant.sid
# Download the helper library from https://www.twilio.com/docs/python/installimportosfromtwilio.restimportClient# Find your Account SID and Auth Token at twilio.com/console# and set the environment variables. See http://twil.io/secureaccount_sid=os.environ['TWILIO_ACCOUNT_SID']auth_token=os.environ['TWILIO_AUTH_TOKEN']client=Client(account_sid,auth_token)participant=client.conversations \ .v1 \ .conversations('CHXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX') \ .participants \ .create(identity='<Chat User Identity>')print(participant.sid)
// Install the Java helper library from twilio.com/docs/java/installimportcom.twilio.Twilio;importcom.twilio.rest.conversations.v1.conversation.Participant;publicclassExample{// Find your Account SID and Auth Token at twilio.com/console// and set the environment variables. See http://twil.io/securepublicstaticfinalStringACCOUNT_SID=System.getenv("TWILIO_ACCOUNT_SID");publicstaticfinalStringAUTH_TOKEN=System.getenv("TWILIO_AUTH_TOKEN");publicstaticvoidmain(String[]args){Twilio.init(ACCOUNT_SID,AUTH_TOKEN);Participantparticipant=Participant.creator("CHXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX").setIdentity("<Chat User Identity>").create();System.out.println(participant.getSid());}}
curl -X POST https://conversations.twilio.com/v1/Conversations/CHXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX/Participants \--data-urlencode "Identity=<Chat User Identity>"\-u $TWILIO_ACCOUNT_SID:$TWILIO_AUTH_TOKEN
# Install the twilio-cli from https://twil.io/cli twilio api:conversations:v1:conversations:participants:create \ --conversation-sid CHXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX \ --identity "<Chat User Identity>"

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