Getting Started with Twilio Assets (Beta)

Twilio Assets allows you to upload static files for use with your Twilio project. Instead of managing files on your own servers, take advantage of Twilio’s low-latency hosting for common files like a voicemail greeting audio recording, an company logo for MMS messages, Flex plugins, and more. Read on for more information.

Notice: Twilio Assets is currently in beta, and has not yet been finalized. Support requests for beta and pre-release products are generally handled by our engineering team, and as such, response times are not guaranteed. For more information on Support limitations for beta and pre-release products, please see Twilio Beta Product Support.

Asset Types

Assets can either be Public or Private:

Public assets:

  • Are available over the internet to anyone with the URL.
  • Can be up to 5MB in size for each file.
  • Allow storage for up to 500 files or 100MB in total.

Private assets:

  • Are not available for public access.
  • Are packaged with a Function.
  • Allow storage for up to 10 files or 5MB in total.

Upload Files to Assets

Files are uploaded to Assets using Twilio Console:

  1. Login to your project at www.twilio.com/console.
  2. Click Runtime from the left-side navigation bar.
    NOTE: If Runtime is not visible, you may first need to click All Products & Services.
  3. Click Assets.
  4. Click the red plus + sign button to add your file, or drag it into the browser window.

Use Uploaded Assets Files

Once uploaded, the file path will be displayed on the Assets page -

https://your-runtime-domain.twil.io/assets/filename.extension

This URL can be used in your Twilio API request or TwiML response.

Delete Assets Files

Assets you no longer need can be removed at any time using Twilio Console:

  1. Login to your project at www.twilio.com/console.
  2. Click Runtime from the left-side navigation bar.
    NOTE: If Runtime is not visible, you may first need to click All Products & Services.
  3. Click Assets.
  4. Click the garbage can icon on the right side of the desired Assets file.

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