Twilio alternatives and similar libraries
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The documentation for the Twilio API can be found here.
The PHP library documentation can be found here.
As of release 5.13.0, Beta and Developer Preview products are now exposed via
twilio-php artifact. Releases of the
alpha branch have been
If you were using the
alpha release line, you should be able to switch back
to the normal release line without issue.
If you were using the normal release line, you should now see several new product lines that were historically hidden from you due to their Beta or Developer Preview status. Such products are explicitly documented as Beta/Developer Preview both in the Twilio docs and console, as well as through in-line code documentation here in the library.
You can install twilio-php via composer or by downloading the source.
twilio-php is available on Packagist as the
composer require twilio/sdk
twilio-php uses a modified version of Semantic Versioning for all changes. [See this document](VERSIONS.md) for details.
Send an SMS
// Send an SMS using Twilio's REST API and PHP <?php $sid = "ACXXXXXX"; // Your Account SID from www.twilio.com/console $token = "YYYYYY"; // Your Auth Token from www.twilio.com/console $client = new Twilio\Rest\Client($sid, $token); $message = $client->messages->create( '8881231234', // Text this number array( 'from' => '9991231234', // From a valid Twilio number 'body' => 'Hello from Twilio!' ) ); print $message->sid;
Make a Call
<?php $sid = "ACXXXXXX"; // Your Account SID from www.twilio.com/console $token = "YYYYYY"; // Your Auth Token from www.twilio.com/console $client = new Twilio\Rest\Client($sid, $token); // Read TwiML at this URL when a call connects (hold music) $call = $client->calls->create( '8881231234', // Call this number '9991231234', // From a valid Twilio number array( 'url' => 'https://twimlets.com/holdmusic?Bucket=com.twilio.music.ambient' ) );
To control phone calls, your application needs to output TwiML.
Twilio\TwiML\(Voice|Messaging|Fax)Response to easily chain said responses.
<?php $response = new Twilio\TwiML\VoiceResponse(); $response->say('Hello'); $response->play('https://api.twilio.com/cowbell.mp3', array("loop" => 5)); print $response;
That will output XML that looks like this:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <Response> <Say>Hello</Say> <Play loop="5">https://api.twilio.com/cowbell.mp3</Play> </Response>
- PHP >= 7.1.32
- The PHP JSON extension
Dockerfile present in this repository and its respective
twilio/twilio-php Docker image are currently used by Twilio for testing purposes only.
If you've instead found a bug in the library or would like new features added, go ahead and open issues or pull requests against this repo!