A PHP library for communicating with the Twilio REST API and generating TwiML.
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Recent Update

As of release 5.13.0, Beta and Developer Preview products are now exposed via the main twilio-php artifact. Releases of the alpha branch have been discontinued.

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.

Via Composer:

twilio-php is available on Packagist as the twilio/sdk package.


Send an SMS

// Send an SMS using Twilio's REST API and 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
    'from' => '9991231234', // From a valid Twilio number
    'body' => 'Hello from Twilio!'

print $message->sid;

Make a Call

$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
      'url' => 'https://twimlets.com/holdmusic?Bucket=com.twilio.music.ambient'

Generating TwiML

To control phone calls, your application needs to output TwiML. Use Twilio\Twiml to easily create such responses.

$response = new Twilio\Twiml();
$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"?>
    <Play loop="5">https://api.twilio.com/cowbell.mp3</Play>


The documentation for the Twilio API is located here.

The PHP library documentation can be found here.


twilio-php's versioning strategy can be found here.


  • PHP >= 5.5
  • The PHP JSON extension

Docker Image

The Dockerfile present in this repository and its respective twilio/twilio-php Docker image are currently used by Twilio for testing purposes only.

Getting help

If you need help installing or using the library, please contact Twilio Support at help@twilio.com first. Twilio's Support staff are well-versed in all of the Twilio Helper Libraries, and usually reply within 24 hours.

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!