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Make a Phone Call with Twilio API

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Make a Phone Call with the Twilio API
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Getting Started

Create a workflow to Make a Phone Call with the Twilio API. When you configure and deploy the workflow, it will run on Pipedream's servers 24x7 for free.

  1. Configure the Make a Phone Call action
    1. Connect your Twilio account
    2. Select a From
    3. Configure To
    4. Configure text
  2. Select a trigger to run your workflow on HTTP requests, schedules or app events
  3. Deploy the workflow
  4. Send a test event to validate your setup
  5. Turn on the trigger

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Details

This is a pre-built, open source component from Pipedream's GitHub repo. The component is developed by Pipedream and the community, and verified and maintained by Pipedream.

To contribute an update to an existing component or create a new component, create a PR on GitHub. If you're new to Pipedream component development, you can start with quickstarts for trigger span and action development, and then review the component API reference.

Make a Phone Call on Twilio
Description:Make a phone call, passing text that Twilio will speak to the recipient of the call.
Version:0.0.5
Key:twilio-make-phone-call

Code

// Read the Twilio docs at https://www.twilio.com/docs/sms/api/message-resource#create-a-message-resource
const twilio = require("../../twilio.app.js");
const { phone } = require("phone");

module.exports = {
  key: "twilio-make-phone-call",
  name: "Make a Phone Call",
  description: "Make a phone call, passing text that Twilio will speak to the recipient of the call.",
  version: "0.0.5",
  type: "action",
  props: {
    twilio,
    from: {
      propDefinition: [
        twilio,
        "from",
      ],
    },
    to: {
      propDefinition: [
        twilio,
        "to",
      ],
    },
    text: {
      type: "string",
      description: "The text you'd like Twilio to speak to the user when they pick up the phone.",
    },
  },
  async run() {
    // Parse the given number into its E.164 equivalent
    // The E.164 phone number will be included in the first element
    // of the array, but the array will be empty if parsing fails.
    // See https://www.npmjs.com/package/phone
    const toParsed = phone(this.to);
    console.log(toParsed);
    if (!toParsed || !toParsed.phoneNumber) {
      throw new Error(`Phone number ${this.to} couldn't be parsed as a valid number.`);
    }

    const data = {
      to: toParsed.phoneNumber,
      from: this.from,
      twiml: `<Response><Say>${this.text}</Say></Response>`,
    };

    return await this.twilio.getClient().calls.create(data);
  },
};

Configuration

This component may be configured based on the props defined in the component code. Pipedream automatically prompts for input values in the UI and CLI.
LabelPropTypeDescription
TwiliotwilioappThis component uses the Twilio app.
FromfromstringSelect a value from the drop down menu.
Totostring

The destination phone number in E.164 format. Format with a + and country code (e.g., +16175551212).

textstring

The text you'd like Twilio to speak to the user when they pick up the phone.

Authentication

Twilio uses API keys for authentication. When you connect your Twilio account, Pipedream securely stores the keys so you can easily authenticate to Twilio APIs in both code and no-code steps.

In Twilio, create an API key. There are two types of keys: Master and Standard. You'll need a Master key to interact with certain API endpoints, like /Accounts. If you don't need to interact with those endpoints, you can use a Standard key.

Once created, you'll receive an Sid and Secret here that you should enter in the corresponding fields below.

Then, in your Twilio Dashboard, you'll see your Account SID listed near the top. This is required for certain API operations. Enter that in the AccountSid field below.

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