How can I set up an application and assign a number?

An application is a set of answering, hang up, and messaging URLs that help you manage and control your incoming calls and messages. There are two ways to create an application:

  • From the Plivo dashboard
  • Through the Plivo API

To create an application from the Plivo console, follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to the application page on the Plivo console and click on “Add application”.
  2. Give a name to the application and fill in the URL according to the action you wish to take. Learn more about our application options in our Application docs.
  3. Click on “Create application”.

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Assigning a Plivo number to your application

Follow these steps assign a Plivo number to your application:

  1. Navigate to the Numbers page.
  2. Click on the phone number you want to use for a particular application.
  3. Select the name of your application from the dropdown.
  4. Click on “Update Number” to save.


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To create the application through a Plivo API, use the following API to create an application:

https://api.plivo.com/v1/Account/{auth_id}/Application/

A list of parameters can be selected to add specifications to the application. See the parameters and get more details on the application in the application docs.

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