The gather command is used to collect dtmf or speech input.

  "verb": "gather",
  "actionHook": "",
  "input": ["digits", "speech"],
  "finishOnKey": "#",
  "numDigits": 5,
  "timeout": 8,
  "recognizer": {
    "vendor": "Google",
    "language": "en-US"
  "say": {
    "text": "To speak to Sales press 1.  To speak to customer support press 2.",
    "synthesizer": {
      "vendor": "Google",
      "language": "en-US"

You can use the following options in the gather command:

option description required
actionHook webhook POST to invoke with the collected digits or speech. The payload will include a 'speech' or 'dtmf' property along with the standard attributes. See below for more detail. yes
finishOnKey dmtf key that signals the end of input no
input array, specifying allowed types of input: ['digits'], ['speech'], or ['digits', 'speech']. Default: ['digits'] no
numDigits number of dtmf digits expected to gather no
partialResultHook webhook to send interim transcription results to. Partial transcriptions are only generated if this property is set. no
play nested play command that can be used to prompt the user no
recognizer.hints array of words or phrases to assist speech detection no
recognizer.language language code to use for speech detection. Defaults to the application level setting, or 'en-US' if not set no
recognizer.profanityFilter if true, filter profanity from speech transcription. Default: no no
recognizer.vendor speech vendor to use (currently only Google supported) no
say nested say command that can be used to prompt the user no
timeout The number of seconds of silence or inaction that denote the end of caller input. The timeout timer will begin after any nested play or say command completes. Defaults to 5 no

In the case of speech input, the actionHook payload will include a speech object with the response from Google speech:

"speech": {
			"stability": 0,
			"is_final": true,
			"alternatives": [{
				"confidence": 0.858155,
				"transcript": "sales please"

In the case of digits input, the payload will simple include a digits property indicating the dtmf keys pressed:

"digits": "0276"

Note: an HTTP POST will be used for both the action and the partialResultCallback since the body may need to contain nested JSON objects for speech details.

Note: the partialResultCallback web callback should not return content; any returned content will be discarded.

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