# Twilio notifications channel for Laravel

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This package makes it easy to send Twilio notifications with Laravel 5.5+, 6.x and 7.x

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# Contents

# Installation

You can install the package via composer:

composer require laravel-notification-channels/twilio

# Configuration

Add your Twilio Account SID, Auth Token, and From Number (optional) to your .env:

TWILIO_USERNAME=XYZ # optional when using auth token
TWILIO_PASSWORD=ZYX # optional when using auth token
TWILIO_AUTH_TOKEN=ABCD # optional when using username and password
TWILIO_ACCOUNT_SID=1234 # always required
TWILIO_FROM=100000000 # optional default from
TWILIO_ALPHA_SENDER=HELLO # optional
TWILIO_DEBUG_TO=23423423423 # Set a number that call calls/messages should be routed to for debugging
TWILIO_SMS_SERVICE_SID=MG0a0aaaaaa00aa00a00a000a00000a00a # Optional but recommended 

# Advanced configuration

Run php artisan vendor:publish --provider="NotificationChannels\Twilio\TwilioProvider"

/config/twilio-notification-channel.php

# Suppressing specific errors or all errors

Publish the config using the above command, and edit the ignored_error_codes array. You can get the list of exception codes from the documentation.

If you want to suppress all errors, you can set the option to ['*']. The errors will not be logged but notification failed events will still be emitted.

Twilio recommends always using a Messaging Service because it gives you access to features like Advanced Opt-Out, Sticky Sender, Scaler, Geomatch, Shortcode Reroute, and Smart Encoding.

Having issues with SMS? Check Twilio's best practices.

# Upgrading from 2.x to 3.x

If you're upgrading from version 2.x, you'll need to make sure that your set environment variables match those above in the config section. None of the environment variable names have changed, but if you used different keys in your services.php config then you'll need to update them to match the above, or publish the config file and change the env key.

You should also remove the old entry for twilio from your services.php config, since it's no longer used.

The main breaking change between 2.x and 3.x is that failed notification will now throw an exception unless they are in the list of ignored error codes (publish the config file to edit these).

You can replicate the 2.x behaviour by setting 'ignored_error_codes' => ['*'], which will case all exceptions to be suppressed.

# Usage

Now you can use the channel in your via() method inside the notification:

use NotificationChannels\Twilio\TwilioChannel;
use NotificationChannels\Twilio\TwilioSmsMessage;
use Illuminate\Notifications\Notification;

class AccountApproved extends Notification
{
    public function via($notifiable)
    {
        return [TwilioChannel::class];
    }

    public function toTwilio($notifiable)
    {
        return (new TwilioSmsMessage())
            ->content("Your {$notifiable->service} account was approved!");
    }
}

You can also send an MMS:

use NotificationChannels\Twilio\TwilioChannel;
use NotificationChannels\Twilio\TwilioMmsMessage;
use Illuminate\Notifications\Notification;

class AccountApproved extends Notification
{
    public function via($notifiable)
    {
        return [TwilioChannel::class];
    }

    public function toTwilio($notifiable)
    {
        return (new TwilioMmsMessage())
            ->content("Your {$notifiable->service} account was approved!")
            ->mediaUrl("https://picsum.photos/300");
    }
}

Or create a Twilio call:

use NotificationChannels\Twilio\TwilioChannel;
use NotificationChannels\Twilio\TwilioCallMessage;
use Illuminate\Notifications\Notification;

class AccountApproved extends Notification
{
    public function via($notifiable)
    {
        return [TwilioChannel::class];
    }

    public function toTwilio($notifiable)
    {
        return (new TwilioCallMessage())
            ->url("http://example.com/your-twiml-url");
    }
}

In order to let your Notification know which phone are you sending/calling to, the channel will look for the phone_number attribute of the Notifiable model. If you want to override this behaviour, add the routeNotificationForTwilio method to your Notifiable model.

public function routeNotificationForTwilio()
{
    return '+1234567890';
}

# Available Message methods

# TwilioSmsMessage

  • from(''): Accepts a phone to use as the notification sender.
  • content(''): Accepts a string value for the notification body.
  • messagingServiceSid(''): Accepts a messaging service SID to handle configuration.

# TwilioCallMessage

  • from(''): Accepts a phone to use as the notification sender.
  • url(''): Accepts an url for the call TwiML.

# Changelog

Please see CHANGELOG for more information what has changed recently.

# Testing

$ composer test

# Security

If you discover any security related issues, please email gregoriohc@gmail.com instead of using the issue tracker.

# Contributing

Please see CONTRIBUTING for details.

# Credits

# License

The MIT License (MIT). Please see License File for more information.