Install the Twilio Package on Mac

I am using Twilio to do SMS/Text messaging from Python.  There are 2 ways to install the package, either use easy_install or pip.  Make sure you are using Python 2.7.  Here is how I installed the package on Mac

  • Macintosh will already have Python added in their system PATH.
  • The only step you need to take is to load up the Terminal application and type in easy_install twilio.
  • If you want to install Twilio with pip, you may need to first install pip on your system because newer Mac may not come with pip installed.
    • To do that you should first install pip with easy_install pip
    • You can then use pip to install Twilio with pip install twilio

To check whether Twilio was properly installed, enter the python command to enter the Python interpreter in the Terminal application and type in these two commands:

import twilio
print(twilio.__version__)

It should print the version like 4.5.0