re: Forward incoming SMS messages to email with Node.js, SendGrid and Twilio Functions VIEW POST


Hey Phil, awesome post! This is a great write-up, and really captures the magic of Twilio's platform. For such a long time, SMS felt like it's own black box, but with the API and new Twilio Functions it seems like it's becoming increasingly accessible to leverage that protocol in new and interesting ways.

The metaphor of Twilio Functions as "plumbing" definitely lands -- it's like a more-technical but more-powerful version of Zapier for messaging.

I think that two additional ideas for future example Twilio Functions (and just valuable to use) would be:

  • respond to those same messages from the gMail thread
  • read/respond from Slack (since their mobile app is so solid)

Thanks as always for sharing!

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