Twilio: Twimlets continued

Posted on Friday, September 12, 2014

This guide will walk you through how to use Twilio's Twimlets to set up a password protected voice mail.  (only get record voicemails from people who have the pass code). 

I assume you already have a Twilio account set up (if not check out this post )

This is my second write up on Twimlets, the first can be found at

Create Simple Menu Twimlet

Select Simple Menu from the pull down and click Create New Twimlet.

In the message box enter

Enter in the secrect code to leave a message

In the menu options enter


For the secret password

A Simple Menu Twimlet can activate other Twimlets.  In this case I want to have it activate a voicemail Twimlet (if the correct code is entered).

To add this do the following….

Click Generate a Twimlet

Select voicemail

Click Continue

Enter your email

For message place the following…

Please record your message, when you are done press any key

Set Transcribe to false and click OK

Click Save URL

Enter in a name for this Twimlet.  I named mine secret-voice-mail and click save.

This twimlet is now saved and is part of your account.  Click OK

Click My Twimlets in the upper right

All your current Twimlets are displayed.

 Click Show Full URLs

Copy this URL  (I blanked part of it out, since that is my account)

Login to your regular Twilio account

After logging in to Twilio click on the Numbers Tab.

Click on your Twilio phone number.

Paste the URL here in the Voice section.

Click Save.

Now make Your Call!

I dialed into my number.  Here is a recording of my call to the number.

The voice could not say secret very well for some reason.  But Twilio does provide other voice types (which is a more advanced topic, I don't believe you can set them in a Twimlet)

Looking at my email I see that the voice message was sent to me.

If I click on the link I can listen to the audio or download it.

Here is the actual message Twilio recorded


This post is a part of and epic, the pagerduty and twilio epic.

Epic Goal:   Set up a phone number, via twillio, that when called will set off a pagerduty event.

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