We added the Retrieve a message call after receiving requests for a method to get information about a text message that was sent. Similar to most APIs, firing off a request which creates an object ultimately returns the ID of the object created. Some neat bits to understand would be:
When you send off a text message to a user, you get back a MessageSid key which you can directly plug into the Retrieve a message request.
The most common use case for this request is likely going to be for an API endpoint, as callbacks that Twilio executes back to your application when a user responds to a text message doesn’t contain information about the original text.
Take advantage of the retrieval request so you can gain context for a text message response or build on top of past messages for future ones.
If you need help with the plugin itself, we offer it through email via [email protected].
So, give it a go; there’s some truly neat conversational flows to built. (psstt…we’re creating a course on one)