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Get your free test credits & API keys

To get started with the Programmable Conversations API Quickstart, we’ll show you how to sign up and log in to your MessageBird Dashboard, and how to collect, manage, and use your free API keys.

Step 1: Sign up for free

First thing’s first, sign up for a free MessageBird account at

Step 2: Collect your free test SMS credits

You'll be asked to verify your mobile phone number, simply to check that you're human. In return, you'll receive 10 free test SMS credits for testing the MessageBird's APIs and all the Dashboard tools.

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You can only use your free test SMS credits to send text messages to your verified number. If you want to send live SMS messages to numbers other than your verified number, you first need to top up your balance.

Step 3: Collect, manage, and use your free API keys

You can create, manage, and retrieve your API keys (both test and live) from the MessageBird Developers Dashboard.

Nice work! 🎉 You can now start testing the MessageBird Programmable Conversations API.

Next steps

You may now want to check out these resources:


We’re always happy to help with code or other questions you might have! Check out our API Reference, Developer tutorials or contact support.

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