Notifications (Webhooks)

If a callback URL is specified in the order request submitted to POST /orders APIs (Transcription, Caption, AI Transcription, or AI Caption), then notifications will be sent to the provided URL when the state of the order changes. Currently, we support notifications for Transcription and Caption orders. The level parameter in the order_request controls when notifications are sent. The possible values are:

Level parameter value Notification Trigger
FinalOnly When the order is in the Completed status and attachments are available to download
Detailed Whenever the order status changes (such as going from being transcribed to in review) or comments are added to the order
Additionally, the "content_type" parameter allows for different content-type payloads to be sent to the Notification Url:
  • FormUrlEncoded - application/x-www-form-urlencoded (default)
  • ApplicationJson - application/json

The update is sent by making a POST request to the specified URL. The post contains data in the designated content-type format (application/x-www-form-urlencoded by default) with the following parameters:

  • order_number – the rev-assigned number of the order
  • client_ref – the client reference number for the order, if any
  • status – the current status of the order
  • comment – the most recent comment associated with the update, if any
An example submission looks like this:


Currently, the notification is sent and the status code returned is inspected. If the notification failed to send, the request is resent in 30-minute intervals for 24 hours.