An Interface to the Twilio API for R

The Twilio web service provides an API for computer programs to interact with telephony. The included functions wrap the SMS and MMS portions of Twilio's API, allowing users to send and receive text messages from R. See <> for more information.

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An interface to the Twilio API for R. You'll need to create an account at, then obtain an Account SID and an Auth Token.



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Set Up Authentication

You should only need to do this once per session.

Sys.setenv(TWILIO_SID = "M9W4Ozq8BFX94w5St5hikg7UV0lPpH8e56")
Sys.setenv(TWILIO_TOKEN = "483H9lE05V0Jr362eq1814Li2N1I424t")

Send a Text Message

tw_send_message("2125557634", "9178675903", "Hello from R 👋")

Send a Picture Message

tw_send_message("2125557634", "9178675903", media_url = "")

Send a Picture Message with Text

tw_send_message("2125557634", "9178675903", "Do you like the new logo?",

Get Messages List

messages <- tw_get_messages_list()

Make a Data Frame from the Messages List

sms_data <- tw_message_tbl(messages)

Get Media from a Message

media <- tw_get_message_media(sms_data$sid[1])


twilio 0.1.0

  • This is the initial release of the twilio package for R!

  • tw_send_message() sends SMS and MMS messages.

  • tw_get_messages_list() retrieves the messages list from your Twilio account which is the log of all of your sent and receieved messages.

  • tw_message_tbl() transforms the messages list into a data frame.

  • tw_get_message_media() retrieves information about photos or videos included in an MMS.

Reference manual

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0.1.0 by Sean Kross, 5 years ago

Browse source code at

Authors: Sean Kross [aut, cre]

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

MIT + file LICENSE license

Imports purrr, httr, jsonlite, magrittr, lubridate

Suggests testthat

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