Twilio launches German services

The cloud communications adds local numbers, German language processing and other capabilities as it expands in the EU.

Twilio, which provides cloud-based communications services, on Wednesday outlined plans to expand in Germany as well as a new application programming interface that makes it easier to acquire phone numbers in all countries.

The company said that it will add German phone numbers, local language support for messaging and text to speech to customers in the country. Twilio provides SMS and messaging technology and APIs for companies like Uber and Airbnb and has expanded into more enterprise accounts.

Twilio, which has more than 400,000 developers, has been expanding in Europe and Germany is a key market. Cloud providers have been opening shop in Europe to meet privacy and security regulations. The new features include:

  • German phone numbers that include local voice numbers, mobile and two-way SMS.
  • German language processing with support for Unicode.
  • Text to speech for automated commands.
  • Controls for control over record and content deletion.
  • SMS delivery status.
  • Euro pricing in the months to come.
  • Twilio's service in German was launched via a partnership with Telefonica.