Here’s how to use Plivo’s SMS APIs to send outbound MMS text messages.
How it works
To get started, you need a Plivo account — sign up with your work email address if you don’t have one already. If this is your first time using Plivo APIs, follow our instructions to set up a Ruby development environment.
Create the send MMS application
Create a file called
send_mms.rb and paste into it this code.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 require 'rubygems' require 'plivo' include Plivo api = RestClient.new("<auth_id>","<auth_token>") response = api.messages.create( src:"<sender_id>", dst:"<destination_number>", text:"Hello, from Ruby!", media_urls:["https://media.giphy.com/media/26gscSULUcfKU7dHq/source.gif"], media_ids:["801c2056-33ab-499c-80ef-58b574a462a2"], type: "mms" ) puts response
Replace the auth placeholders with your authentication credentials from the Plivo console. Replace the phone number placeholders with actual phone numbers in E.164 format (for example, +12025551234). In countries other than the US and Canada you can use a sender ID for the message source. You must have a Plivo phone number to send messages to the US or Canada; you can buy a Plivo number from Phone Numbers > Buy Numbers on the Plivo console or via the Numbers API.
Save the file and run it.
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