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

An application is a set of answering, hangup, and messaging URLs that help you manage and control your incoming calls and messages. You can create an application either from the Plivo console or through the Plivo API.

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

  1. Navigate to Voice > XML > Add New Application.
  2. Give a name to the application and fill in the URLs according to the actions you wish to take. Learn more about our application options in our Application reference guide documentation.
  3. Click on Create Application.

Assigning a Plivo number to your application

To assign a Plivo number to your application:

  1. Navigate to Phone Numbers > Your Numbers > Active.
  2. Click on the phone number you want to use.
  3. Select XML Application for the Application Type.
  4. Select the name of your application from the Plivo Application drop-down.
  5. Click on Update Number to save.


Using the API

To create an application through the Plivo API, use the URL{auth_id}/Application/

For a list of parameters and more details, see our application reference guide documentation.

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