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Send SMS with Twilio API

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Getting Started

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

  1. Configure the Send SMS action
    1. Connect your Twilio account
    2. Select a From
    3. Configure To
    4. Configure Message Body
  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.

Send SMS on Twilio
Description:Send a simple text-only SMS. [See the docs](https://www.twilio.com/docs/sms/api/message-resource#create-a-message-resource) for more information
Version:0.0.6
Key:twilio-send-sms

Code

// Read the Twilio docs at https://www.twilio.com/docs/sms/api/message-resource#create-a-message-resource
import twilio from "../../twilio.app.mjs";
import { phone } from "phone";

export default {
  key: "twilio-send-sms",
  name: "Send SMS",
  description: "Send a simple text-only SMS. [See the docs](https://www.twilio.com/docs/sms/api/message-resource#create-a-message-resource) for more information",
  type: "action",
  version: "0.0.6",
  props: {
    twilio,
    from: {
      propDefinition: [
        twilio,
        "from",
      ],
    },
    to: {
      propDefinition: [
        twilio,
        "to",
      ],
    },
    body: {
      propDefinition: [
        twilio,
        "body",
      ],
    },
  },
  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);
    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,
      body: this.body,
    };

    const resp = await this.twilio.getClient().messages.create(data);
    $.export("$summary", `Successfully sent a new SMS, "${this.twilio.messageToString(resp)}"`);
    return resp;
  },
};

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).

Message Bodybodystring

The text of the message you want to send, limited to 1600 characters.

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.

  1. Create an API key in Twilio. 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.

  2. After creating your key, you'll see an Sid and Secret. Enter those in the fields below.

  3. Visit your Twilio Dashboard. You'll see your Account SID listed near the top. Enter that in the AccountSid field below.

About Twilio

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