Laravel 11 Send SMS using Twilio Tutorial Example

By Hardik Savani May 31, 2024 Category : Laravel

In this tutorial, I will show you how to send text SMS to a mobile number using Twilio API in the laravel 11 application.

Twilio is a cloud communications platform that allows developers to add various communication channels, such as voice, SMS, and video, to their applications. The company was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California. Twilio's platform provides Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) that developers can use to integrate various communication channels into their applications. This allows developers to easily create applications that can send and receive SMS messages, make and receive phone calls, and more.

In this example, we will simply install twilio/sdk composer package and send sms to specific number using Twilio API and Secret Key. you just need to follow the below steps to done example.

laravel 11 send sms using twilio

Step for Laravel 11 Send SMS to Mobile Number using Twilio API

  • Step 1: Install Laravel 11
  • Step 2: Create Twilio Account
  • Step 3: Install twilio/sdk Package
  • Step 4: Create Route
  • Step 5: Create Controller
  • Run Laravel App

Step 1: Install Laravel 11

This step is not required; however, if you have not created the Laravel app, then you may go ahead and execute the below command:

composer create-project laravel/laravel example-app

Step 2: Create Twilio Account

First you need to create and add phone number. then you can easily get account SID, Token and Number.

Create Account from here:

Next add Twilio Phone Number

Next you can get account SID, Token and Number and add on .env file as like bellow:



Step 3: Install twilio/sdk Package

In this step, we need to install twilio/sdk composer package to use twilio api. so let's run bellow command:

composer require twilio/sdk

Step 4: Create Route

now we will create one route for calling our example, so let's add new route to web.php file as bellow:


use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Route;
use App\Http\Controllers\TwilioSMSController;
| Web Routes
| Here is where you can register web routes for your application. These
| routes are loaded by the RouteServiceProvider within a group which
| contains the "web" middleware group. Now create something great!
Route::get('sendSMS', [TwilioSMSController::class, 'index']);

Step 5: Create Controller

in this step, we will create TwilioSMSController and write send sms logic, so let's add new route to web.php file as bellow:


namespace App\Http\Controllers;
use Illuminate\Http\Request;
use Exception;
use Twilio\Rest\Client;
class TwilioSMSController extends Controller
     * Write code on Method
     * @return response()
    public function index()
        $receiverNumber = "RECEIVER_NUMBER";
        $message = "This is testing from";
        try {
            $account_sid = getenv("TWILIO_SID");
            $auth_token = getenv("TWILIO_TOKEN");
            $twilio_number = getenv("TWILIO_FROM");
            $client = new Client($account_sid, $auth_token);
            $client->messages->create($receiverNumber, [
                'from' => $twilio_number, 
                'body' => $message]);
            dd('SMS Sent Successfully.');
        } catch (Exception $e) {
            dd("Error: ". $e->getMessage());

Run Laravel App:

All the required steps have been done, now you have to type the given below command and hit enter to run the Laravel app:

php artisan serve

Now, Go to your web browser, type the given URL and view the app output:


Now you can run and check.

I hope it can help you...