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Fusing's Twilio Block For SMS

· 5 min read
Peter Beresford
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Fusing's Twilio blocks were released from beta in late 2022 - here's how to use the Send SMS block.

In today's world of rapid technological advancements, communication has become an essential aspect of our lives. The need to communicate with one another is greater than ever, and the ways in which we communicate continue to evolve. One of the most popular forms of communication today is SMS messaging. SMS messages are quick, easy, and convenient to use, and they can be sent and received on almost any device.

Twilio is a cloud-based communication platform that enables businesses to send and receive SMS messages, voice calls, and other forms of communication. Our Fusing automation platform, on the other hand, allows users to create workflows that automate repetitive tasks across various applications. Together, Twilio and Fusing make it easy for businesses to send SMS messages to their customers and automate their communication processes.

In this article, we will discuss how to use Twilio and Fusing to send SMS messages to your customers.

We will cover the following topics:

  • Setting up a Twilio account
  • Setting up a Fusing account
  • Creating a Workflow to send SMS messages using Twilio
  • Testing your Fusing Workflow

Setting up a Twilio account

The first step in using Twilio to send SMS messages is to set up a Twilio account. To do this, follow these steps:

  • Go to the Twilio Website and click on the "Get Started for Free" button.
  • Enter your email address and click "Get Started."
  • Follow the prompts to create a new Twilio account.
  • Once you have created your account, you will be able to access your Twilio dashboard.

Setting Up a Fusing Account

To set up your Fusing account:

  • Go to the Fusing website and click on the "Sign Up" button.
  • Enter your first name, last name, email address and team name, then click "Sign Up"
  • Once you have created your account, you will be able to access your Fusing workspace dashboard.

Creating a Workflow to send SMS messages using Twilio

Now that you have set up your Twilio and Fusing accounts, it's time to create a Flow to send SMS messages using Twilio. Follow these steps:

  • Click on the "New Flow" button on your Fusing dashboard.
  • Choose the trigger app that you want to use to trigger your Workflow. For this example, we will use the timer block, so select Timer from the list of available blocks. We'll set the timer to fire every 10 minutes
  • Next, add the "Twilio Send SMS Operation" block, as seen here:Fusing Twilio Block
  • In the "Add New Twilio Connector" input, key in "Twilio" and then click on the "Connect Twilio Account" button.
  • You will need to cut and paste your Twilio Account SID and Auth Token from your twilio account, to authorize the Fusing platform to send SMS messages on your behalf
  • Next, click in the "From" field. This field will auto-populate with your Twilio phone numbers. You will need to select one from the list.
  • In the "To" field, enter the target mobile phone number
  • In the "Message" field, enter the message that you'd like to send. This can be a fixed string, such as "Hello there", or you can use Interpolation Syntax to capture data from a previous block or the trigger event.

Testing your Fusing Workflow Automation

Once you have created your Flow, test it to make sure it is working as expected. Once tested, you can deploy your new workflow so that it runs automatically