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  • By Casey Runnells
    MMS for Long Text Messages is Generally Available MMS for Long Text Messages

    In certain instances, businesses need to send longer text messages to communicate effectively. Perhaps it’s a doctor’s office sending post-appointment care notes or a retailer sending a promotion that includes emojis. But the increased character counts in such messages can cause them to be sent across several text messages (segments) which may diminish the recipient's experience and increase costs.

    That’s why we’re excited to announce that MMS for Long Text Messages is now generally available!

    This feature allows Twilio customers to deliver those longer messages to their recipients via a single MMS message instead of it being broken up into smaller SMS segments. MMS for Long Text Messages is available at no additional cost as part of our Messaging Services features. It is available in the US and Canada and can be used with Short Code, Toll-Free, and A2P 10DLC sender types.

    This is another step in …

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  • By Nathalia Velez Ryan
    How to Send a Text via Email (And an Email via Text): A Simple Guide email to sms

    Whether you’re in a pickle and need to reach someone quickly or you’re trying to connect with a customer through their preferred channel, sending an email to text (or a text to email) is sometimes the best solution.

    In this post, we’ll show you how to do both in just a few minutes. Plus, we offer an alternative that uses APIs to scale your two-way email to text communications.

    How to send an email to text

    If you’ve ever found yourself in an airport with no cell phone service but with free Wi-Fi, you can imagine how useful it is to send an SMS via email.

    While it’s not common for businesses to use SMS gateways to send text messages via email, this option can come in handy in a pinch. For example, you can send emergency alerts from your email directly to recipients’ phones to ensure they see them …

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  • By Twilio
    How to Retrieve & Restore Deleted Text Messages Retrieve and Restore Deleted Texts.png

    Businesses thrive when consistently interacting with customers and clients, but not all of the exchanges are via email. Some occur on external platforms, while others are on mobile SMS or MMS. There are numerous inbound and outbound inquiries, responses, and other types of messages that flood inboxes every day, making it easy for anyone to accidentally delete an important text message. Learn how to restore deleted text messages on an iPhone or Android.

    Data loss can severely hinder operation and communication between businesses and consumers. It’s important to be prepared for the worst so that when it does happen, your business doesn’t incur costs or lose time—and will be able to facilitate stress-free, secure conversations.

    The following are some useful tips on how to recover deleted text messages.

    How to restore deleted text messages on iPhone

    Most current iPhone models back up SMS messages on iCloud, Apple’s storage and computing …

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  • By Vanessa Thompson
    What you Missed from Messaging at SIGNAL 2021 MESSAGING FOR A NEW ERA (1).png

    This blog post contains spoilers announced at SIGNAL, Twilio’s Developer and Customer conference. Watch the session which occured SIGNAL TV on Thursday October 21st, 10:00 PM Pacific or continue reading to hear what developer tools and features were announced.

    Yesterday, we announced Twilio MessagingX, one platform for the next decade of business messaging. We also shipped a ton of new features to power messaging in a trusted ecosystem with more ways to reach consumers than ever. Here’s the rundown of the biggest ships to help you reach more consumers with messaging.

    Engagement in a trusted ecosystem

    From the very beginning, our goal was to deal with the complexity of the carrier and telecommunications ecosystem head-on so that developers could do what they do best – innovate. There is no bigger shift in the US carrier ecosystem than the shift to the US A2P 10DLC routes – and we approached …

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  • By Luís Leão
    Cómo enviar imágenes en WhatsApp con PHP Cómo enviar imágenes en WhatsApp con PHP

    Introducción

    WhatsApp es una de las aplicaciones de mensajería instantánea más populares que se utilizan en todo el mundo. Tiene más de 450 millones de usuarios activos cada día, con un usuario promedio que revisa WhatsApp 23 veces al día. Las empresas modernas que han sostenido las herramientas de marketing en línea para llegar a sus clientes han registrado un enorme crecimiento en sus ventas y han aumentado su base de clientes. En este tutorial, voy a mostrarle cómo enviar mensajes de WhatsApp con archivos adjuntos de imagen mediante PHP.

    Requisitos previos

    Asegúrese de tener los siguientes elementos instalados en su entorno de desarrollo local.

    1. PHP
    2. Cuenta de Twilio con el canal del sandbox de WhatsApp activado
    3. SDK de PHP de Twilio

    Cómo empezar

    En su terminal de preferencia, ejecute los siguientes comandos:

    $ mkdir demo
    $ cd demo
    $ touch twilioWhatsAppMessaging.php .env
    $ composer require twilio/sdk vlucas/phpdotenv
    

    Los comandos …

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  • By Luís Leão
    Como enviar imagens no WhatsApp usando PHP Como enviar imagens no WhatsApp usando PHP

    Introdução

    O WhatsApp é um dos aplicativos de mensagens instantâneas mais populares usados em todo o mundo. Ele tem mais de 450 milhões de usuários ativos todos os dias, com uma média de usuários verificando as mensagens 23 vezes por dia. As empresas modernas que possuem ferramentas de marketing on-line para alcançar seus clientes registraram um enorme crescimento em suas vendas e aumentaram sua base de clientes. Neste tutorial, vou mostrar como enviar mensagens do WhatsApp com anexos de imagem usando o PHP.

    Pré-requisitos

    Você deve instalar os seguintes recursos no ambiente de desenvolvimento local.

    1. PHP
    2. Conta da Twilio ativada com o WhatsApp Sandbox Channel.
    3. SDK PHP da Twilio

    Primeiros passos

    No terminal de sua preferência, execute os seguintes comandos:

    $ mkdir demo
    $ cd demo
    $ touch twilioWhatsAppMessaging.php .env
    $ composer require twilio/sdk vlucas/phpdotenv
    

    Os comandos acima criam uma pasta chamada demo, na qual os arquivos twilioWhatsAppMessaging.php …

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  • By Ashley Boucher
    How to Send an MMS with Node.js How to Send an MMS with Node.js

    Twilio is all about powering communication and doing it conveniently and fast in any language.

    With the help of Twilio and Node.js, you can deliver a quick media message to someone without having to pick up your mobile device.

    In this article, you'll be writing a short JavaScript program to send an MMS in an insanely fast manner. So why wait? Let's get started!

    Tutorial requirements

    Configuration

    You’ll start off by creating a directory to store the files of our project. Inside your favorite terminal, enter:

    mkdir node_mms
    cd node_mms
    

    Your next step is to …

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  • By Miguel Grinberg
    How to Send an MMS with Python How to Send an MMS with Python

    Twilio is all about powering communication and doing it conveniently and fast in any language.

    With the help of Twilio and Python, you can deliver a quick media message to someone without having to pick up your mobile device.

    In this article, you'll be writing a short Python program to send an MMS in an insanely fast manner. So why wait? Let's get started!

    Tutorial requirements

    Configuration

    We’ll start off by creating a directory to store the files of our project. Inside your favorite terminal, enter:

    $ mkdir python_mms
    $ cd python_mms
    

    Following Python best practices, you are now going …

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  • By Diane Phan
    How to Send an MMS with Java header - How to Send an MMS with Java

    Twilio is all about powering communication and doing it conveniently and fast in any language.

    With the help of Twilio and Java, you can deliver a quick message to someone without having to pick up your mobile device.

    In this article, you'll be using your handy dandy command line and writing a couple of lines of Java code to send an MMS in an insanely fast manner. So why wait? Let's get started!

    Tutorial requirements

    • A free or paid Twilio account. If you are new to Twilio get your free account now! (If you sign up through this link, Twilio will give you $10 credit when you upgrade.)
    • Some prior knowledge of Java or a willingness to learn.
    • A smartphone with active service, to test the project

    Configuration

    We’ll start off by creating a directory to store the files of our project. Inside your favorite terminal, enter:

    $ …
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  • By Jess Seok
    MMS on Toll-Free Numbers is Generally Available MMS on Toll-Free Numbers is Generally Available

    The Evolution of Toll-Free Messaging

    In recent years, Toll-Free messaging has emerged as a compelling channel to facilitate customer engagement at scale. From notifications to personalized marketing, businesses are benefiting from the reliability and scalability that allow them to get the right message to the right person at the right time.

    Toll-Free messaging offers unique benefits:

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