Today we’re excited to announce a new text verification feature: Resurrect.
Over the last few months, we’ve heard from many users who wanted an option to reuse old verification phone numbers. Now you can with Resurrect.
Before Resurrect, users could reuse phone numbers for about two minutes immediately after the initial activation. But if you needed to reverify a few hours later, you’d be stuck.
With Resurrect, you now have the option to resurrect a phone number as long as it is still available within our database. Although we can’t give an exact timeframe on how long individual numbers will remain available for resurrection, we can definitely promise that it will be longer than the existing Reuse option.
Here’s an example: let’s say you’ve just done a text verification with a newly purchased number. Everything works fine and there’s no problems.
But two hours later — or maybe even two days later — you need to reverify using that same number!
In the past, you’d have no way to verify — that number was essentially dead, even if we still had it in our system.
This is where Resurrect comes in: in this same scenario, as long as we still have access to the original verification number, you do too. Now you have the option to bring that number back to life. With the Resurrect feature, you can reverify hours and days later.
Finally, a quick note that you can also use Resurrect automatically via API. Got any questions or comments? Drop us a line and let us know what you think of our new feature.