Using Twilio and Corvid: Simple SMS Integration for Your Web App

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Text messaging is the latest trend in e-commerce sites. It enables you to directly talk with your consumer and share new products or shipping updates. Twilio is a great tool that enables us as developers to add text messaging to our apps with minimal headaches. At Corvid by Wix, we’re all about increasing dev velocity, so with Twilio’s npm module, we can add text messaging to our website in less than 10 minutes. Don’t believe me? Let’s take a look. 

The first thing you need to do is sign up for a Twilio trial account. This is free, and it will provide you with 3 crucial details: your account SID, your auth token, and your Twilio phone number. While you are there, it’s a good idea to also add your phone number as a verified number as free trial accounts can only send to numbers on Twilio’s verified list.