Twilio

Introduction 

Twilio is a customer engagement platform used by hundreds of thousands of businesses and more than ten million developers worldwide to build unique, personalized experiences for their customers.

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Prerequisites

Please make sure you have access to your Twilio dashboard. 

Configure as SMS connector (Service Provider)

Below is a step-by-step explanation for setting up Twilio as your desired SMS provider on MoEngage. Before you go ahead, please make sure to keep the login credentials of your Twilio Account handy. You can also reach out to the MoEngage Customer Success team to get assistance on this.

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Information

We've revamped our dashboard settings. This article describes the steps to be followed to configure Infobip as a Custom Connector (Service Provider) in the revamped settings UI and the older UI.

Configure in Revamped UI

Log in to the MoEngage Dashboard and follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to Settings -> Channel -> SMS -> Sender Configuration.
  2. Click +Add Service Provider at the top right corner.
  3. Select Twilio in the Add Sender screen.
  4. When setting up your account for the first time, you will have to enter the authentication details. You can find the required details in your Twilio console once you log in to your Twilio account.

     

    Username: This is the Twilio Account SID

    Password: This is the Twilio Auth Token

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    Twilio Console

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    5. After entering the Twilio Account SID and Auth token, click Save to save the authentication details. The authentication for Twilio is at the account level, and you do not need to add this for each sender. However, if you need to change the authentication parameters, you can click on the Reauthenticate link next to Twilio and change the settings.

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    You can configure the Twilio sender now.

  5. Add the following details in the Sender Details screen.
    Field Description

    Mark as default

    This toggle will be disabled during sender creation. The first sender to be created in your MoEngage account will be marked as the default sender for your SMS campaigns. You can change the default sender by following the steps mentioned in Marking a sender as default.

    Sender name

    This field identifies the Sender. Type the name of the sender here.

    Sender type

    The Sender type can either be one of the following:

    1. Short Code
    2. Long Code
    3. Messaging Service
    4. Alphanumeric Sender ID

    Select the appropriate sender type.

    Sender ID

    This is the number from which SMS will be sent to your users. Make sure to add the number corresponding to the type you chose. For more information, refer to ShortCodes, LongCodes, and MessagingServices.

    Note: When the Sender type is Messaging Service, enter the Messaging Service SID in the Sender ID field.

  6. Send a test SMS to verify your configuration.
  7. Click Save to save the Sender Configuration.
  8. You can also check your account balance by clicking Check balance

Configure in Old UI

  1. Go to Settings -> SMS & Connectors -> SMS Connector Config.
  2. Select Twilio under Integrated Connectors. 
  3. You will see the Twilio configuration page below. Twilio_SMS_Config.png
  4. Next, in the pop-up, enter the authentication details. You can find these details in your Twilio console once you log in to your Twilio account.
      1. Username: This is the Twilio Account SID
      2. Password: This is the Twilio Auth Token

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        Twilio Console:

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      3. After entering the Twilio Account SID & Auth token, click on Save to save the authentication details. The authentication for Twilio is at the account level, and you do not need to add this for each sender. However, for any reason, if you need to change the authentication parameters, you can click on the gear icon next to Twilio and change the settings.Twilio_Settings.png
  5. After saving the authentication details, you will see the updated Twilio configuration page with the option to add senders. Twilio_IntegratedConnectors.png
  6. Enter the following details:
      1. Sender Name: Add any name to identify the Twilio sender
      2. Sender Type: Choose the correct sender type from the dropdown. We support sending via Longcode, Shorcode, Service plan ID, or Alphanumeric sender ID. Make sure that the sender type you choose is supported in the country/region in which you want to target your users with the SMS campaign. Also, the same sender type should be configured in your Twilio console. If not, then reach out to the Twilio team to get the necessary action done.
      3. Sender ID: This is the number from which SMS will be sent to your users. Make sure to add the number corresponding to the type you chose. Refer to ShortCode, LongCodes, and Messaging Services for more information. Enter the Messaging Service SID in the Sender ID field. 
  7. Do a test SMS to ensure everything is set up correctly. And finally, click Save to save the configuration. 

Delivery Callback

For long code and short code, delivery receipts will be automatically tracked by MoEngage as we pass the delivery callback URL in the API call to Twilio. You don't have to do any additional configuration for tracking the SMS delivery. 

For Messaging Services, you need to add the Delivery Callback URL in the Twilio dashboard for each messaging service. To do this, log in to your Twilio Dashboard and go to Messaging >> Services. Select a Messaging service.

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You will a different menu on the left panel. Click on the Integration tab under the Messaging service name. Scroll to Delivery Status Callback and enter the Callback URL - https://api-01.moengage.com/sms/dlr/twilio

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